Then a change of career came and I was flung from my comfort zone into a world of images, photos and illustrations — a place where I needed to at least familiarize myself with a lot of different things, including AI. A believer that old dogs can learn new tricks, albeit perhaps with trepidation, I introduced myself to the program and while I can't say we have become well acquainted, we do enjoy spending time together on occasion.
It's no surprise, really, given that the first task I took on was to remove a background from an EPS file, which, as everyone knows requires nothing more than the click of a mouse on a layer. "Illustrator," I mused, "where have you been all my life?" From that moment on I knew that while I might never become proficient with AI, I would be happy to know what I know and use it when I needed it.
I also know that when it comes to being a novice at these things I'm not alone. So in order to help out other people trying educate themselves about the wonders of Adobe Illustrator I scoped out some tutorials for beginners. Here are some of the results:
Top 11 Tips for Adobe Illustrator Beginners
20 Basic Illustrator Tutorials Every Beginner Should See
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Illustrator
Get Started With Adobe Illustrator
50 All-Time Best Illustrator Tutorials for Beginners
30 Easy Adobe Illustrator Tutorials