Version control is a way of managing changes in your projects! It is useful whether or not you are a programmer, artist, or any other role on a software project.
The below tutorials are written to help you figure out, in simple, non-technical terms, how to get set up and running.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Git, a new but commonly used version control system!
Start by downloading the installer given above. Which one you should use depends on your operating system - OSX users should use GitHub, while Windows users will find TortoiseGit extremely intuitive.
Next you will need to actually install the client. Execute the install program, choose an installation directory, and let the software be installed onto your system. Click the link below for more detailed instructions (Windows users - there are other dependencies that the installer should resolve for you. If not, I will add my own detailed steps.)
Now that a Git client is set up on your system, you will need to put a project under control to start immediately getting benefit from Git!
More often than not, these instructions will come in handy when you've started on a team with a project in-progress. The team already has their project under source control, and on a remote server (we'll talk about how you'd do that in just a little bit!), you just need to get a copy on your machine so you can start working. Here's how you do it...