I have recently purchased CS3. And when it arrived in the mail I also purchased a handy-dandy book to provide guidance in learning the program. However, I am really not satisfied with the book. There are not any substantial tutorials. And tool descriptions are no more than definitions and do not got into how several tools can work together to create a finished product.
I'd like something that says "Hey, see this image? It looks messed up, right? Well, we can fix it and here is how we are going to do it."
CS3 came with a video workshop which has helped me much more than the book so far! Not only does it walk through the process but it also shows you exactly what should be happening on your screen.
So I am thinking of purchasing the annual subscription to the video workshop. It seems more in line with what I'd like. Has anyone used it and do you have any thoughts? Thanks.