Just joined the forums here although I've been using Illustrator CS 4 for about 5 months now. Hope to learn a lot from people here about the ends and outs of this software(which I like the most out of Adobe's products). I mainly got into it to create embroidery designs as well as frames for my mom's embroidery work and Photoshop CS work, but I started to also get into it for the ole ball and chains heat transfer shirt designs as well.
I'm more of the pen and pencil tool person with regard to the program, but hopefully, I'll be able to use and manipulate the shapes eventually. Anyway, I just thought I would do a brief intro and look forward to reading the forum.
Welcome aboard, ER.
The Pen Tool is (or should become) your friend, too.