As mentioned in the past, I am President of the Niagara Falls Camera Club. As part of our move this year to digital competitions using projected images, I recently put on a program at the club covering some basic digital editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.
In my program I covered topics including red eye removal, cropping, straightening, using level for setting white balance and minor exposure adjustment, using layers for non-destructive editing and finally creating a step mount on a digital image.
I have made an archive of my speakers notes and sample images for you to follow through.
The zip archive may be downloaded here: Digital Retouching Seminar Files