After reading all the above, it seems that I am in the same quandry.. There appears to be no "basic" tutorial anywhere. "playing around for a few months" does not help the frustration level of not being able to do hardly anything when you do not understand the basics. Microsoft Paint is about the only experience I have had! PDN obviously has mountains of advantages over MS Paint, but I can't seem to get going. I would like to just design some business cards to start!
Does PDN work like sheets of acetate (layers) and then you compress them all together to get your final image?, in fact how do you compress them all when you are finished, is this flatten?
Perhaps an analogy; driving a car along at 30 mph is basic, driving at 70 while manipulating all the accessories, such as climate control,cd player, gps, dvd player, delay wipers, speed control, etc, etc, etc, is not the same thing. I think Bevio, myself, and perhaps others could use a good
"once again" basic tutorial on " what PDN does and how it basically works...
I have read until I'm blue in the face, but have not learned what I need. Thanks for any advice to all of us fuzzy faced rookies.