A line shaping

Here are the instructions…
Knit to within 2 sts of the purl st, work the left slant decrease (K2 tog through front loop) on next 2 sts. Cont across row working K2 tog (as right and left slant decs) on each side of the P1 st - a total dec of 12 sts in row. Do not dec at front edge of garment.

Here is my problem…
I do not understand the right slant and left slant… these intructions are a bit confusing for me, hope someone can simplify them for me…
Thanks,
Kryssie

PS good to be back Knitting, been off for the summer…

Check out this page, videos for several types of decreases with left and right slant variations for each. http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/decrease.php

K2tog slants to the right, SSK (or sl 1, k1, psso) slants to the left.