Adobe Illustrator is a standard illustration software package used
in the design professions. It will allow you to create detailed
vector based artwork and text, giving you a powerfu tool to use
in the creation of print media and web graphics. In this tutorial
we will introduce you to Illustrator by explaining the tools you
need to create basic artwork and page design.
There are several on-line resources available for help and creative
inspiration, the most important of which is the Adobe website, http://www.adobe.com.
From the homepage you'll find links to a gallery of work done by
various artists using Illustrator and other Adobe products. They may provide inspiration.