Well if you read it they said it's good to start out practicing that way. It's the same way we started out testing tools in my art college. As long as it's just practice with a tool I see nothing wrong with it...just dont sell the test pictures
You have to start somewhere when learning how to use Photoshop, upon doing tracings of vectors you can start to get the feel of how you can position the characters in your own custom way, possibly without a reference. I dunno, that's my spiel.
Well paint doesn't really have a pen tool or layers so i'm note sure really, but I'm guessing not too well, if you can't get photoshop I highly recommend downloading Inkscape or GIMP (free), both far more powerfull then paint
I stuck in this part: "Now click the line to add a mid point, and while holding the control/command key, move it to the outer edge of the stroke, this is a slightly lobsided curve so will need 2 mid points" Instead of moving only a part of the line (I don't know how is it said in English, I have it in Spanish) the whole line is moved.
Ahh yeas this happens to me sometimes, first control click the point you want to move to make sure its selected, if that doesn't work try moving it with the path selection tool (Icon is a black arrow cursor)
I just figured out how to do the vector without that part, anyways, thanks. This was very helpful, and once I saw this, I figured how to do it. I have been using PS for about a year and I still need to learn much more. It is way easier than how I was doing it previously.