It goes without saying that we have a community of supremely talented people, folks who churn out creations that should be published, or at the very LEAST incite slobbering jaw-droppery.
Case in point - Simmersaurus Rex, aka "Rexy".
"Rexy's Guide to Editing".
Using easy-to-follow steps, large colorful example pics, and insanely helpful tips & hints, Rexy has assembled one of the very best editing tutorials ever seen in the community. It's compiled more like an actual booklet, complete with large headers and indexes, than a simple 1, 2, 3 set of instructions.
The lessons are neatly ordered and sequential, allowing students to build upon the skills they have acquired thus far. There is such a warm, inviting, positive vibe within -- everyone encourages everyone else, and constructive criticism is welcomed and eagerly accepted. Some students are already fairly seasoned editors, and others have never attempted an editing job at all. The hints and tutorials are presented in an incredibly clear, straightforward manner, and lessons are helpful and relevant for everyone from complete novices to editing "gurus".
And Rexy is ever-present in the thread, always on-hand to offer helpful suggestions and positive, detailed feedback. She maintains a vibrant, supportive atmosphere in the thread, and students cheerfully follow suit.
"Rexy's Guide to Editing" is a huge asset to the community, something that she has taken the lengthy time and effort to offer for her fellow simmers. Even if you're not the editing sort, take a minute to look it over if you haven't already. There's truly something for everyone, and, being a constant work in progress, there's much more to come!
Also, Rexy's wickedly awesome Sim Lair is full of funny, upbeat posts and more spectacular pictures, and her companion Photo Gallery blog embodies some of the very best of her many works of sim art. Like so many others in this kooky community of ours, she's a great friend and a huge inspiration!