reply to TA63
Re: What is the best way/course to learn photoshop? I bought and used (still use) the Scott Kelby family of books when I went from PE to PS. I got creative ideas and training from the simple step by step instructions. Most of the old version instructions, and concepts, work with more recent versions of PS. And like everyone else has said, spend time playing with the bazillion functions it provides.
It's not really power unless you abuse it.