Teach Me Something Meme!

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Today I thought it would be a fun idea to do a meme where everyone can share a bit of their talents.

Meme instructions: Blog a tutorial and teach me something that you think I might not know about (even if I do, doesn’t matter, do it anyways). The tutorial can be something within Second Life (how to build, create tattoos or clothes, pick up guys at info hubs, tie your virtual shoelaces, whatever…) or something in Photoshop or on any social network (just focus on something sl-related somehow). Make it informative, make it hilarious, make it whatever you like! I’d just love to learn something from you that you may be good at and are willing to share. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s post so others can come by and learn too!

I decided to teach you guys how to create animated gifs using photoshop that you can use in your blog posts or on plurk.

I did a video tutorial, but you guys totally don’t have to do that for your tutorials, you can just write out the steps. I’m going to try and do that myself below as well. This is the link to the video: http://youtu.be/fQ_suHnRnWk

Steps to Creating Animated GIFs using Photoshop CS5

  1. Create a new document and put each frame of the animation on a different layer.
  2. Open the Animation window, by going to the Window menu and then choose Animation.
  3. Modify each frame as desired, if needed.
  4. Select the delay time for each frame.
  5. Save your GIF. From the File menu, choose “Save for Web and Devices” and choose GIF from the drop-down menu. Select Preset GIF 128 Dithered and hit save.

Please note that animated gifs do not work on Flickr, so I had to upload this week’s picture to my blog itself, I usually host my blog pics on flickr. So that’s my meme and tutorial for today. You can find more of my tutorials on my Tutorials page.

Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years. If you do an image for your meme and put it on flickr, feel free to share it in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

I’m a day early with this meme again as I’ll be in meetings on Monday. I might be posting the memes for the next several weeks a day early as my real life will be a bit hectic as the school year ends. Thanks for participating and I hope you guys have a productive Monday! <3

EDIT: A few people have messaged me asking what I used to record my screen as they would also like to do a video tutorial. I used Camtasia but there are a few other free options such as Camstudio, Fraps, Jing, etc… and people are sharing more in this plurk.

Credits:
*Skin: Glam Affair – Margot – India 02 – Dark brown (@ Collabor88 May)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
Mesh Eyelids: Slink Mesh eyelids by Siddean Munro
*Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Selene Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon
Top: Peqe – Crop Top (S) by Inex Hax (@ Catnip Carnival) (slurl)
Necklace: Cae :: Catnip :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft (@ Catnip Carnival) (slurl)
Pose: Adorkable Poses: Zoo by Adorkable Peapod (@ Catnip Carnival) (slurl)

50 thoughts on “Teach Me Something Meme!

  1. OMG you’re blinking. BLINKING. I’m speechless.

  2. Ha. I don’t know how good it is, but I did a very basic Inventory Organization Tutorial. Enjoy.

    http://primdolls.blogspot.com/2013/05/monday-meme-teach-me-something.html

  3. [...] from you that you may be good at and are willing to share. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s post so others can come by and learn [...]

  4. [...] something from you that you may be good at and are willing to share. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s post so others can come by and learn [...]

  5. I love this one actually and the rest of the day and days to come I’ll be sure to read all the wonderful tutorials. Thank you all for putting them out there.

    Here’s mine… lol

    http://rwahs.com/2013/05/20/tutorial-meme/

  6. my talents are limited to drama ♥

  7. [...] something from you that you may be good at and are willing to share. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s post so others can come by and learn [...]

  8. This came at an almost freakishly perfect moment for me: I had just returned to a sim I had found early on in playing with landscape photography and was stunned by how much my process had changed.
    Here we go, a primer on How Nath Takes Pictures (And You Can Too!): http://whatfreshsl.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/another-strawberry-singh-meme-and-some-education/

  9. Here’s a seriously out-of-date tutorial with Viewer 1 about how to defriend people:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk1M4H8SBrI

    -ls/cm

  10. [...] From Strawberry’s Blog: Meme instructions: Blog a tutorial and teach me something that you think I might not know about (even if I do, doesn’t matter, do it anyways). The tutorial can be something within Second Life (how to build, create tattoos or clothes, pick up guys at info hubs, tie your virtual shoelaces, whatever…) or something in Photoshop or on any social network (just focus on something sl-related somehow). Make it informative, make it hilarious, make it whatever you like! I’d just love to learn something from you that you may be good at and are willing to share. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s post so others can come by and learn too! [...]

  11. A few little building tips and tricks that save my bacon on a regular basis.

    http://trialsofeyeliner.com/2013/05/20/berry-challenge5-20/

  12. don’t know how I managed to do it but here is mine.. its so long i fell asleep proofreading it sorry :(

    http://cozeyinsl.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/how-i-post-events-on-the-second-life-community-pages/

  13. [...] Welcome to my post in response to the latest meme by Strawberry Singh, the Teach Me Something Meme! [...]

  14. Whew, this one turned out to be a doozey! It’s a tutorial on “How to Avoid Drama!” haha!

    http://atchafalayaya.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/hear-no-evil-see-no-evil-speak-no-evil-how-to-avoid-drama/

    Great meme, Strawberry! I can’t wait to see what everyone will share! <3

  15. [...] why I didn’t really plan to write a blog post today. I considered Berry’s new teach me something meme, but didn’t really know what to write [...]

  16. Hiya! I made a really quick tutorial on how to get back to the old flickr look and feel. Hope that helps!

    http://withershinsl.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/new-flickr/

  17. [...] posted a ‘Teach Me Something’ Meme challenge on her blog and while I love the idea, I am probably the most un-talented person in [...]

  18. [...] Be sure to check in on Strawberry Singh website to read the latest entries for this challenge!  [...]

  19. [...] CS is much more quicker to use. Trial version 30 days, pricing reasonable. So my answers to SS’s teach me meme are more like tips, not a [...]

  20. http://minhilda.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/the-meme-monkey-house/ There’s a link to my “tutorial” – or more like introduction. Embed code not working today grrrhh… This meme was a real challenge, my first thought was that I can not participate because I after 7 SL years I am still learning :-D

  21. [...] as Berry’s meme this week is about talent, and I have none (apart from managing to delete things randomly by accident) so instead I am doing [...]

  22. http://alexandhero.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/tutorial-windlight-creation-some-photography-basics/

    A humongous tutorial on how to create Windlight presets and a few SL photography basics too. Over 3k words with pictures to boot! Time to crack my knuckles multiple times and hope I never have to redo this tutorial at any point, hahah.

  23. You guys are so awesome, I have learned so much. Thank you so very very much for taking the time to teach all of us!

    There are a few people that did tutorials and sent the links to me on different social networks but they haven’t posted the links here. So I thought I would do that since I think they are very informative and don’t want you guys to miss them.

    Ryker Beck sent me this image that shares “Basics of HTML for Bloggers”
    http://images.plurk.com/BRNV-7nK630JMNJFb8DFleD3uON.jpg

    April Looming shared this awesome and very detailed tutorial which I believe should be a must-read for all content creators:
    Tips on Operating a Profitable Business in Second Life:
    http://wildstylefashions.blogspot.com/p/operating-profitable-business-in-second.html

    Nalates Urriah has done a very informative tutorial about the new Second Life Hover feature:
    http://blog.nalates.net/2013/05/21/second-life-hover

  24. [...] and playing with the environmental editor from one of the participant’s in this week’s meme from Strawberry. [...]

  25. So, since I have done several Second Life tutorials, I thought I would share a RL skill. I have done workshops on planning and facilitated strategic planning with several organizations. Since planning is something people do in RL and SL – I thought it might be a good choice.

    http://itsonlyfashionblog.com/2013/05/22/teach-me-something-planning/

  26. [...] crap happening. I just did not feel up to it! Which is also why I didn’t do Strawberries Teach me something meme where you created a tutorial or taught [...]

  27. I love it, Berry! I’ve only done some simple GIFs in the past, but you’ve really knocked this one out of the park! xoxo

  28. Here is my video on how to terraform smooth hills in Second Life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3-y_PK3s9Y&feature=youtu.be

  29. [...] Singh’s Teach Me Something meme appeals to me. To be honest, I do not do a lot of the memes and challenges because what with [...]

  30. I had no idea what to try to teach people, so I went with something silly that most people will probably ignore LOL… It was something I’d have loved to have a few weeks back anyway! http://rudhsrandomramblings.blogspot.nl/2013/05/time-for-lesson-meme.html

  31. Amazing stuff being posted, so I pulled something that may be useful for Lolas Tango apps (and other mesh breast) users: http://paywriter.tumblr.com/post/51094768179/lolashelp.

  32. I did a second part to my Inventory Tutorial – so I hope this helps.

    http://primdolls.blogspot.com/2013/05/inventory-organization-tutorial-day-to.html

  33. Here is mine:
    1) How to look at old, lost webpages and
    2) How to tint SL feet

    http://kirstentacular.blogspot.com/2013/05/teach-me-something-how-to-look-at-lost.html

  34. [...] I wasn’t going to do the meme Strawberry Singh posted this week because…well because I don’t really have a talent [...]

  35. I want someone to teach me how to wear a tattoo and a shirt at the same time on my lola’s tango boobs. Anyone know how? =)

  36. Thank you all so very much for participating in this meme. I’ve learned a great deal and I look forward to you guys sharing more tutorials in the future.

    I’ve gone ahead and posted this week’s meme now, you can find them all at this link: http://strawberrysingh.com/category/berrys-blogger-challenge

  37. I did a lesson on inventory management! http://www.girlwonderspeaks.com/2013/05/teach-me-something-meme-managing-your.html

    These are great! I have bookmarked so many!

  38. [...] been amazed by how many hits and comments I have had on my Picmonkey tutorial from Strawberry Singh’s “Teach Me Something” Meme Challenge! I’ve decided to take it even further and take you through a step-by-step process on [...]

  39. Hi Strawby! I’ve done this tutorial inspired from your post that i read few days ago.
    It is about skin brands huds compatible with Slink mesh hands!
    Hope you will enjoy it <3

    http://astraliaresident.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/325/

    PS: i had the pleasure to read some beautiful tutorials in this page..thank you everybody for sharing (:

  40. Stone Semyorka says:

    Better late than never, right? :-)

    Here’s how to earn money in Second Life . . .

    http://secondedition.wordpress.com/tips-tricks-2/

  41. [...] I will make myself useful by sharing a trick that you may not know.  This is for one of the Meme challenges run by Strawberry Singh.  I called mine a trick and not talent because it really doesn’t require special skills to do [...]

  42. Ai Hienrichs says:

    So many wonderful tutorials here! I jumped on the wagon and did one on “How to Inspect An Object on an Avatar”

    http://aihienrichs.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/teach-me-something-meme/

  43. Finally thought of something I wanted to pass along :D

    Modifying mesh and materials

    http://chicatphilsplace.blogspot.com/2013/07/materials-mesh-modding.html

  44. [...] If you dont already know how to do it just follow Strawberry Singh tutorial on her blog . CREATING ANIMATED GIFS USINF PS5 [...]

  45. ExplainHowThisIsAMeme says:

    How is this a meme?

  46. […] Singh began her now famous Monday Memes. I remember cringing when I saw this topic – Teach Me Something. And then I panicked and almost didn’t participate. In the end, I chose to do my very first […]

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