I am so glad to have found this place!!!
I downloaded my trial of Photoshop and Lightroom and the 30 day trial period is almost up. I am usually very good with self teaching but I have found photoshop a bit hard and not so user friendly - SO I downloaded a trial of Corel Paint Pro Photo.
I am shooting in RAW and the software that came with my camera (a Sony 330a) seems to be very similar to lightroom so at this point I can't see that I need lightroom.
Should I persist with Photoshop and maybe invest in a couple of good books about it?