New Course: Introducing Photoshop, the Photographer's Edition
The massive power of Photoshop can be intimidating if you're just starting out. Sometimes relationships (like yours with Photoshop) can be helped by an introduction from a trusted friend. For those of you who'd like to see what a little Photoshop knowhow can do for your Photography, Deke's got a new course---Introducing Photoshop: Photography---over at lynda.com (and the Introduction and first four movies of it are unlocked so you can try it out free).
This particular course is designed to take you from square one---as in, never having used Photoshop before---to practical knowledge of Photoshop's everyday tools for organizing, developing, and refining photographs. Don't take my word for it, hear Deke's introduction by clicking on the image below.
Then, you can click on "next" at the top of the player window to move through the next four movies of the course at lynda.com. If you're tempted by Deke's focused instruction, you can get a free week's trial at lynda.com/deke in order to finish the course.
And since this course is short and to the point, you'll probably have time leftover to move on to some of the more advanced material. My suggestion for the photographically focused is Photoshop CC One-on-One: Advanced, but there's a world of great photography courses in the lynda.com library.