So as well as attempting to learn After effects (tutorial still in progress) I figured why not try another member of that great Adobe family, Illustrator. After about an hour and a half of struggling with the pen tool I finally figured out how it works...I think. Well at least to a basic level. I can see why so many people swear by it. It's a very powerful tool and I'm only just scratching the surface. It has been added to 'the list' of things to get better at...a list which only ever seems to get longer!