I have Been improving my photoshop skills, never really invested enough time to it just got by. It needs to be done, it does seem very daunting at first but it is fairly intuitive once you get some basic skills.
Still not great, but getting there, those layers still confuse the hell out of me. Duplicate layers, new layers, visible stamp layer,? I have firstly subscribed to Lynda.com which is a fantastic resource but I found Creative Live to be better tailored to the Photographers’ needs.
They have since added Lightroom and the Business of photography which is perhaps a little late for me very interesting anyway
But I love the blending modes!