To get the best albums, your photos need to be edited well. Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) is, of course, the most popular editor. I believe that the best way to learn Photoshop is to see it in action - and these videos have consistently had the best reviews. I recommend them.
And at $97 (£47 or €67) I think for all this material it is very good value for money.
Bonus for those of us from the 'old country' - David Peters is a (north country) Brit!
"Learn Photoshop Now" Offers Comprehensive Online Tutorial
Added: (Wed Jan 23 2008)Dynamic and engaging, Learn Photoshop Now provides a comprehensive online tutorial to help users learn Adobe Photoshop.
Provided in layman’s terms, this tutorial is filled with tips, tricks and shortcuts to help students get the most out of their Adobe Photoshop. You can master basic tools and concepts within a two hour time frame however the entire series will provide even the most inexperienced of users with hours of study tips and exercises.
Learn Photoshop Now contains 14 different videos. The first two videos will teach students how to maneuver within the Photoshop Environment. After that, the videos quickly move the students into learning practical techniques that are used over and over when creating graphic designs. Learn how to paint and draw, how to work with images, how to retouch photographs and more!
Learn Photoshop Now is focused on providing students with the resources and tools they need through various supplemental resources. Other videos are also added (for Photoshop CS2 Updates) as part of the tutorial package. In a seven part video series, students will learn how to handle basic CS2 updates. Learn Photoshop Now also updates students through their informational power-packed blog. Sign up for an RSS feed to stay informed about the latest going on with Learn Photoshop Now.
New students will receive over $200 of special bonuses free as part of their purchase. Offering a bundle of software packages and e-books, some of the titles students will receive are a full PDF transcript of the videos, E-cover Magic, A Guide to Digital Photography, The Handy Color Schemer, Picture Gallery Maker and 86 Bonus Articles on Photoshop.
To add even more value to the Learn Photoshop Now learning system, it is backed by a 56 Day risk free guarantee. If students are not completely satisfied with their learning, they can get a 100% refund and keep the system for free. This is one of the most competitive product guarantees in the market!
David Peters is a well-established Adobe Photoshop Coach. He understands the needs and fears of new Photoshop users and has helped many people with his tutorial series. Also of proven value are his ongoing email updates which keep his students at the forefront of learning.
Here's EXACTLY what's covered in each video:
CS2 Update Video #1 - Bridge
CS2 Update Video #2 - Image Warp
CS2 Update Video #3 - Layers Refined
CS2 Update Video #5 - "One Click" Red Eye Tool
CS2 Update Video #6 - Smart Objects
CS2 Update Video #7 - Spot Healing
CS3 Update Video #1 - Auto Align
CS3 Update Video #2 - Auto Blend cmd
CS3 Update Video #3 - Black and White
CS3 Update Video #4 - New Blend Modes
CS3 Update Video #5 - Brightness + Contrast
CS3 Update Video #6 - Bridge CS3
CS3 Update Video #7 - Clone SourceCS3 Update Video #8 - Curves
CS3 Update Video #9 - CS3 Interface
CS3 Update Video #10 - Photomerge
CS3 Update Video #11 - Quick Select Tool
CS3 Update Video #12 - Refine Edges
CS3 Update Video #13 - Smart Filters
If you want to see a short "introduction" which shows you exactly what each tuturial covers then simply click here - http://www.learnphotoshopnow.com/introduction/