Photoshop Elements: Where can I find some good basic tutorials?

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I was using PS Elements 1 and PS Album. Then I upgraded to Windows 7 and PS Album was incompatible, so I bought PSE 9...primarily for the Organizer. After all this time I still do not understand the basic concepts of Photoshop i.e. Palettes, Panels, Layers. All your tutorials assume we were born with this knowledge. Adobe needs to start tutorials at a more basic level. Explain some of the thinking behind what's going on. I am retired now but for the last 15 years of my career I managed a group of engineers and programmers. They were very smart people and solved complex problems. However, very few of them could clearly explain what they were doing. I think Adobe has the same problem
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Here's a general list of tutorials you may find helpful:

Free Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, and Learning Resources

Of course, the user manual is a good place to learn the product: HTML | PDF

NOTE:The basics are the same whether you have Elements 9 or 10.

For basics, I'd start here, specifically:

Photoshop Elements key concepts

Then, I'd watch these step-by-step video tutorials:

Learn Photoshop Elements 9

Photoshop Elements 9 How Tos

Photoshop Elements 10

You could also check out Jan Kabili's videos Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training, Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 10 at and a few courses offered at Kelby Training.

Third Party Websites:

Tips And Tricks For Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements User

Elements Village