I've always been interested in graphic design and being able to make simple pictures and stuff look like a pro worked on it for hours. Knowing there are some computer gurus on the board, a few questions: 1) With all the software out there, which is most user friendly, esp for a newbie getting into basic graphic design to start? 2) Which software is the mercedes of graphic design software? Is it user friendly to a newbie? 3) What is a good way to learn how to use the software? I am very hands on, but cannot read a 700 page manual and get much accomplished. I'd prefer to find a class to take - either locally or over the web - that can walk you through how to do stuff. Thanks!!