Any good Illustrator tutorials out there?

over 7 years ago from , Waldorf & Statler @ the balcony (creative director & digital strategist)

Hello design fam,

I'm looking for some very quick tutorials on Illustrator. I know what the software can do, just not how.

I know everything there is to know about vector drawing in Photoshop, just need to find out how to do the same stuff in Illustrator.

Any pointers? Good websites, video series or blog posts? I'm not sure where to look, and Googling and YouTube got me millions of results, most of which are the worst tutorials I've ever seen. "Hello everybody. My name is blabla and today we're going to make the letter A with a flame texture on it. First, create a new document. Make sure it's set to 300dpi and that the dimensions are as I have them here so that you don't end up with a problem halfway through the video, because we'll be using other numbers there. You should be fine though if you use what's on the screen right now, so we'll move on to hit the okay button and see what happens next." Etc.

Painful. [/rant]

So yeah, any good, fast tutorials out there? Looking for the "Hold alt, click here, drag that, put this over there, done" -type.