PSDTuts. They have loads of great tutorials which are arranged into categories under the tutorials menu, covering everything from Illustration to Text Effects, they also have a whole series of tuts aimed purely at beginners. Some are for premuim members which let you download the source files, but the majority are public and very easy to follow. Helped me alot when I was starting.
Abduzeedo also has great tuts, but their insipration section is great for when you're ready to try stuff on your own.
Cheers matey, but was looking more for personal recommendations of specific tutorials that members have used, which have taught them a lot of photoshop techniques, such as the effects that can be done and all the filters that can be added. As I said, I never have any inspiration when I open PS, so never know what to search for on tutorial websites.
@Narcis: Not a big fan of the fire that you added, just doesn't seem to blend in too well.
QUOTE (vertical limit @ Sunday, May 6 2012, 20:04)
Is CS6 worth it, is it a major change from CS5?
Wait, what?! Hasn't CS5 only just come out, like, a few months ago now? Best thing to do, VL, is to read through a few sites and see what new features CS6 has over CS5, or watch some videos and whatnot. If it's not stuff that really affects the work you are aiming to achieve, then just forget it.