Basic editing

The mouse

The keyboard

Selecting

Three basic methods:

Active and selected

Move/rotate/scale

Objects and Editmode

TAB toggles Editmode on/off. With Editmode you can add vertices and faces, extrude polygons, assign colors, draw curves. You can't add or activate other objects, for that leave Editmode by hitting TAB. That is, if you add anything while in Editmode, you add into the same object.

Mesh edit example

Coffee cup tutorial

Flying logo tutorial