You would need a list of mind blowing Photoshop tutorials if you want to be called anything near proficient in Photoshop. If you have no idea how complex this award-winning image editing program is, think about Microsoft Paint for Windows 7. If you think the interface of Paint is complicated, then Photoshop falls in a whole new level. However, the easiest way to learn something, no matter how daunting it may see at first, is dive into it head first. Drag in a sample image and start applying each effect one by one to know exactly how to work with them.
Even if you don’t feel like exploring everything all on your own, you can search for Photoshop tutorials which can help you accomplish specific tasks using Photoshop. For example, if you want to apply a glass shattering effect to your image, you can search for a tutorial and you can get directions on how to do it. Both text and video tutorials exist on the internet and most people find the videos easier to follow. However, videos are more difficult and time consuming to make. So don’t be surprised if you don’t find a video for what you are trying to do. You are, however, almost certain to find text tutorials on almost all aspects of the program.
It is recommended that as a beginner, you do not get into the mess of plugins and extensions for Photoshop. Those are used by advanced users who know what they are doing.