ME! haha! I've been taking classes and learning how to improve my design technique with Sherah of Skrapper Digitals for a few years now. I've decided to pay it forward. I'll be teaching PSP'ers how to implement the techniques that Sherah teaches in her weekly lessons, in PSP.
The DigiDesign Academy, is a fantastic resource. If you just want to learn how to digital scrapbook to save trees, it's great. if you want to improve your digi skills, it's great for that too! If you just want to learn something new, well that's a fantastic option as well!! There are several platforms for you to use with the DDA. Photoshop is the main one taught. You can also use Paint Shop Pro, and GIMP- which is a free photo editing software similar to Photoshop.
Ease of use for a person new to this digital design world would be PSP. It's also not that expensive. The next on the list of ease, that would be GIMP, it's also free. Harder to use, but so many more tools & options is Photoshop. All are great platforms.
So, Spread the word! Learn how to digi scrap at the DDA!!