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post #11 of 17
I second Lynda.com. Check out their CS5 One on One series with Deke McClelland. He is an amazing PS teacher and has been doing it from the beginning. The price stated above is for the videos only, I would highly suggest paying the 10 or so dollars extra for the project files to learn along with him.

You can also try Kelbytraining.com

On the free side though here are some suggestions from what I do:

Twitter: Search for PS and A LOT of hits will come up, follow those people and they will post links to quick tips and tutorials. Some suggestions - Gurus Unleashed, Tip Squirrel, Photoshop_GU, davecross, and photoshoptips.

Podcasts: I learn a lot off of podcasts too. iTunes is free.... podcasts are free..... Some suggestions: Photoshop User TV, PixelPerfect, DekePod, D-Town

Magazines: Go down to your local B+N, grab a large cup of coffee, snag a few PS mags off the stand, and find a comfy chair to go read them in

And Lastly.....

Lastly.....

YouTube... I only say that because the tutorials on there are so jacked up and basic that it's not worth wasting your time. But then again you can find PS Top 40 on there by Deke so check that out. Otherwise the people giving the tuts have such a basic understanding themselves that they should be the ones looking for tuts, not teaching them.
    
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post #12 of 17
+1 for local colleges (particularly community colleges). These often have cheap classes and some people just learn better in the classroom environment.
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While you can learn the program Photoshop from tutorials and just messing around, it will be pretty pointless unless you know what to do to a picture with Photoshop itself. I would suggest you enroll in some basic design classes at your local community college. Once you've take a few of those, THEN taking a Photoshop class will be much more helpful. Not only will you learn the commands and terminology, you will also be able to apply the commands to design and art concepts you have learned.

Otherwise, if all you plan to do is red eye and mess with layers go get Paint.net.
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My girlfriend had educational money at the hospital she works at and somehow taking a PS class qualified so she took it at a local community college and is now pretty decent at it.
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post #15 of 17
I learned all my basics for PS from making Sigs on a different forum, was very rough at first but picked up pretty fast and I actually made a couple decent ones.

But as said above/ last page Tutorials is where I learned all of my more advanced techniques.
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post #16 of 17
Find some tutorials of effects you like and try to do them. I never really learned Photoshop myself, but that's how I learned GIMP.
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Youtube was my first stop before taking some classes and there are some instructional dvds out there if you can get your hands on them. Those were called "Photoshop Top Secret". Thats how I got into it.
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