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The tips window.

The Tips window was a form of getting help in Scratch. It was built directly into the editor, like the help dialog of 1.x. It was always visible, even when zoomed in with the browser or when viewing a project in full screen.

It was a full guide through a user's first few experiences with Scratch. It contained a getting started guide, some "how to"s, and a reference on how to use blocks. It was replaced with Project Tutorials in Scratch 3.0.

Getting Started

The Getting Started section contains a getting started guide, helping the user become more familiar with the Scratch User Interface and make their first project.

Step by Step Intro

It contains a 13-step introduction to creating a simple project, called the Step-by-Step Intro. The steps shown are:

  1. Drag a Move () Steps block into the Scripts Area.
  2. Add a Play Drum () for () Beats block.
  3. Negate the move, and play another drumbeat.
  4. Add a Repeat () block around the stack.
  5. Add a Say () for () Seconds block.
  6. Use the Green Flag.
  7. Create a new script, starting with the Change () Effect by () block.
  8. Activate it via key press.
  9. Add a backdrop to the stage.
  10. Create a new sprite.
  11. Explore on your own.
  12. Share the project.
  13. There are lots more possibilities with Scratch!

Map of Project Editor

This section has 5 images, each focusing on a different part of the project editor (studio).

The first shows the whole studio, with large parts explained. The second focuses on the stage area. The third is the cursor tools in the toolbar. The fourth shows the Paint Editor. The fifth focuses on the tools in the Paint Editor.

Paint Editor Tips

This section contains a 28-second long silent video explaining a bit about the new vector paint editor. Specifically, it shows how to group and ungroup shapes, and changes the Scratch Cat to look like it is sitting.[problematic]

How To

This section contains short tutorials about simple scripts.


This section contains three tutorials, focused on the graphic effects.

The first one, titled "Play with effects", is a basic introduction to effects. The second, "Create interactive effects", uses Reporters to change effects. The third, "Interact with a microphone", is not quite about effects, but fits slightly.


This section also contains three tutorials, which teach how to do simple animation.

The first one, "Switch from happy to sad", explains about switching costumes. The second, "Make a sprite talk", introduces speech bubbles, and also recording. The third, "Make a sprite walk", again talks about switching costumes, and also teaches about rotation style.


This section contains four tutorials about basic game-making.

The first, "Use arrow keys to move", teaches how to create a simple user-controlled moving script. The second, "Bounce around", introduces the If on Edge, Bounce block. The third, "Collide", gives a script for creating a simple ball and paddle. The final tutorial, "Keep score", introduces variables, and shows how to create a simple score.


This section contains three tutorials that tell how to make a story.

The first tutorial, "Talk to each other", tells how a knock-knock joke can be made. The second one, "Glide off the stage", teaches how to make a sprite look as if it is exiting the stage. The final tutorial, "Switch backdrops", shows how the backdrop can be switched to another one.


This section contains a total of five tutorials on how to use music in a project.

The first tutorial, "Play an Instrument", introduces the instrument blocks in Scratch. The second one, "Play background music", explains how one can put background music into a project. The third, "Import your music", teaches how to import music into Scratch. The fourth tutorial, "Record sounds", shows how one can record sounds using a microphone. The final one, "Edit Sounds", introduces Scratch's sound editor.

Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has sponsored a We Bare Bears Project tip that is in the Tips Menu.[citation needed]

Step By Step Projects

There are currently nine (9) projects separate from the "Getting Started With Scratch" tutorial that are listed under Step By Step. These 9 tutorials have step-by-step instructions showing each script needed to create the project. The tutorials available currently under the Tips Window are Getting Started With Scratch, Animate Your Name, Make Music, Race to the Finish, Dance, Dance Dance, Create a Pong Game, Catch Game, Hide-and-Seek Game, Create a Virtual Pet, and Favorite Things.


This last section contained help on how to use each block. It explained how to use each block. Every block in Scratch 2.0 was covered here.

The tip for the pen down block (actual size)

Things to Try!

Things to Try! (a previous Scratch Design Studio) was based on the tutorials in the tips section. The projects allowed in the studio had to have been created using the tutorials in the tips section.

See Also

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