Unless you are lucky, its takes time to master. I thought it would be like gas welding but with an extra input. NOPE. I ended up doing some classes in 15/16 to learn. My wife wanted to learn how to weld so we both signed up for the basic which was stick, mig and tig. Stick I already knew from before, mig learned by just doing but welcomed actual classroom instruction. Did make advancements there. Tig was what I wanted mostly. The next semester I took Tig only. It's like shooting for me, must do a lot and over and over to get good at it. There were some kids there, I was late 50's then, that were just laying down these beautiful welds. They too were just starting to learn. Ffn disgusting! I asked them, what did you do, sleep with that thing? Like those gifted people who have never shot in their lives, other than a vid arcade, but rip bullseyes without any effort. See if anyone around you can give instruction or even classes at a JC.
Another thing I found then is that my eyes need more light to see what I'm doing when welding. I was using a Miller elite at the class but kept frying the SS with too much heat as it was hard to see the weld pool. When I saw it, it was too late. One day at the class I asked another student if I could try his new Lincoln unit to see if I had a helmet problem. Not much difference so I asked the substitute instructor if I could try his old Speedglass unit. BINGO! The Miller was blocking too much of the light coming in even on the lowest setting. Did some research and found out about a helmet from Optrel. On the WELDUSA website, they talked about it and that it was more true view coming in with less blocked light. I called and talked to the sales gal about what I was experiencing with my Miller and she said the Optrel would be a benefit. So I got it and it was. Started off with the Vega View 2.5 then later got the E684 unit which had improvements over the Vega. They are spendy but for me worth it. So if you have a chance to check out other units to compare to yours, do so. It may help. And I do wear readers behind the helmet since when I Tig, I get real close so I can concentrate and see.