The TikZ and PGF Packages
Manual for version 3.1.9a
Part I Tutorials and Guidelines
by Till Tantau
To help you get started with TikZ, instead of a long installation and configuration section, this manual starts with tutorials. They explain all the basic and some of the more advanced features of the system, without going into all the details. This part also contains some guidelines on how you should proceed when creating graphics using TikZ.