I'm going to be hosting a "How To" chat on the 21st (8-9 am PST, 11 am EST), in the Gotta Pixel chatroom. I think it's going to be a somewhat guided class on basic photo retouching and manipulation, from straight out of the camera/scanner to straight into the layout. Everybody should bring one digital photo, and their program of choice!
Speaking of which, if you're interested in participating, it would be super-helpful for me to know which photo-editing program you're working with--you can just reply to this post to let me know. Thanks! I look forward to chatting with everybody!