When I first looked into PhotoShop, I said to myself, "no way, too complicated." I didn't take the time to look at the PhotoShop Tutorials offered at the time to help me. Eventually, I wanted to enhance the graphics design on my website, so I went back. This time, I watched the PhotoShop Tutorials and kicked myself for not doing it sooner. This made it much easier and everything became crystal clear for me.
Now I could spruce up my website and compete with the big dogs. PhotoShop is not difficult at all and it gives you professional style tools to do your work. I have enhanced personal photos, made amazing videos for my family and done some great logo work for online income. The best advice I could give someone is not to shy away from the tutorials. Do not just jump in there and start fiddling around with controls and features.
Obviously if you are an advanced tech, than by all means hop right in. For the average computer user however, I find the help of visual aids and tutorials an immense benefit. I have used PhotoShop for almost all of my graphics work and my family albums. I have given wonderful gifts to friends and family due to the beautiful photographs I have made. You are able to do all this as well. If you use the videos to help you along, you will learn PhotoShop very fast. You can learn shortcuts and cheats, how to perform every single operation and most importantly, I think, is the tutorials are constantly updated. So if anything changes, you know about it. So many of my friends have steered clear of this program because they think it is too complicated.
On the contrary, it is extremely easy to use. Just follow along and go back to the tips when you get stuck. This is by far the best advice I can give you in regards to PhotoShop and learning it fast.