Grass Shaping Help

So I’ve watched and read a bunch of tutorials, but they’re all for 2.49 or older. I’m trying to shape the grass to be wide on the bottom, sharper on top, and, obviously, thin. In the tutorials, they just go to the strand button. Working in 2.53, I haven’t been able to find a similar button. Am I missing it?

I don’t have 2.53 yet but in 2.52 I see there under the material button ( same place ) the strand selection.

Thanks, kazinger. I guess the verdict on this one is just that I’m an imbecile.

Little is easy in Blender, Sometimes I cant find things I used often before. Im making the transition to 2.5 very slowly.