Good luck! Actually, there’s no luck involved really … concentrate on one tool or technique at a time until you’ve got that pretty much mastered, before moving onto the next. These Newbie Challenges will be appearing every couple of weeks or so and will be following a graduated path of complexity, starting off with core techniques. Follow along and you’ll soon have enough skills to let rip with the artistic stuff.
THe keyboard stroke app is an add-on that ships with UV Layout http://www.uvlayout.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
It only works if you have a licence for Layout (ie it’s disabled for demo users). It’s a little work of genius.