Some of the instructors on lynda.com are hit or miss, but it just so happens they have two heavyweights for the Illustrator training. Deke McClelland is an Illustrator and Photoshop master, authored over 80 books, blah, blah, blah. He's also very entertaining and thorough and shares a lot of pro tips. He alone has about 45 hours of video-based Illustrator training on lynda! His stuff is simply outstanding! Mordy Golding is the other heavyweight - former Adobe product manager for Illustrator and also very knowledgeable. He has 21 hours of Illustrator training. For learning Illustrator, you can't go wrong with lynda.com... Make sure you get the option that offers the exercise files though. Good luck! Kevin On 1/11/10 1:06 PM, "Sarah Adams" <sarahwbs at gmail.com> wrote: >>> I've been asked to learn how to create SVGs (scalable vector graphics). >>> InkScape was suggested, since it's free, but I'm leaning towards >>> Illustrator, since it is fairly standard in the industry. Can anyone >>> share experience with InkScape that might change my mind on that? >>> Otherwise, I'm looking for recommendations for a good tutorial(s) to get >>> me started with Illustrator. >> >> >> For Illustrator, I doubt you'll find anything better than Lynda.com; go for >> the monthly 'all-you-can-eat' subscription, if they still have it. > > Maybe I'm being dense, but I can't find their FAQ or any other place to > look for information about the membership and what it covers, trial > periods, etc. Do you know where I can find this information? Basically I > don't want to pay for a membership without being able to see what the > site has to offer first.