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Hey guys, kinda a newbie question. I'm pretty good with web design and things like that but only just getting into illustrator/photoshop. I mostly want to use it for things like HD logo design, for example Apparent Software - Useful, friendly and unique software for Mac . Is there one book or resource that would really get me started in that direction? I think i can learn fast but struggling to get the wheels turning. Thank You for your answers.
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Illustrator is all about the Pen tool. Just practice "tracing" images until you can do it in your sleep. The less points the better. That's when you know you are pro. ^-^"

There are tons and tons of resources online if you just run a search for tutorials. There are quite a few on Youtube as well.

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you mean with a external pad? do i need one of those?
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No, the pen tool is a tool in Ai.
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While a external *Pen Tablet* is/may be helpful they too have a learning curve.
A mouse will do fine for now and many prefer a mouse over a Pen tablet.

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No, the pen tool is a tool in Ai.
Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide | Vectortuts+

While a external *Pen Tablet* is/may be helpful they too have a learning curve.
A mouse will do fine for now and many prefer a mouse over a Pen tablet.
I work faster with a tablet. Might not be the case for other people. For Photoshop I would definitely recommend getting a tablet.

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thanks for the help, i'll try without the tablet for a while a fumble my through and try to figure some stuff out. Thanks.
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