if you want photoshop instruction, id get yourself a months subscription to *Link Removed*
its really excellent
and no i dont work there
Yes, agree with you.. there is a lot to learn there, specially in post-processing.
I also do not work for them :)
What a nice present alchse, must get your wife to speak to mine :-)
+1 (I add my wife to the list your wife should talk)
I also like the idea of camera and lens maintenance topics....I'm afraid to even look inside the body let alone do any sensor cleaning.
Don't bother about maintenance, if you take care not to use your gear on a wrong environment, you don't need any maintenance yet.. only take care to exchange lenses with the camera turned off, and after changing, use the menu on the camera -> setup menu -> Clean image sensor. (just pressing the button and the camera will clean its sensor.)
Playing with the camera is the best way to learn, use also manual mode to see how you manage to configure the exposure correctly (by using the two dials, one for speed, one for the aperture, and using the on-board exposure meter on the viewfinder), then play with the different ways the camera measures light (average, center-weight, spot). I guess this is more fun than letting the camera do the things automatically.
The next step may be composition, read about it on the internet, and you will be surprised how your shots will improve.