Tutpad offers both tuts and courses. A tut is a tutorial, which can be a text or a video, and in which a process, a technique or a particular exercise are explained by a design expert.
Text tutorials are lessons where text and pictures are used to show a creative process or explain how to use certain tools or techniques.
Video tutorials are lessons with an average length of 10 to 30 minutes. In them, the author explains step by step how to get a particular result or how to use certain techniques.
On the contrary, courses are more complex projects formed by different virtual lessons where authors explain step by step how to use specific techniques, tools and functions in order to improve students’ skills in a particular creative process. Thus, the references, explanations and the content of courses are deeper and more detailed than in tuts.
At the end of the course, students will be asked to develop a final project where they will follow the steps explained by the author and apply to it what they have learned in the course. It is the teacher who will suggest the practical exercise and will explain how to carry it out.