Actually I was 12 so my parents would never agree to purchase CS2 for me (unfortunately) so I began on Elements 6. I've worked with Elements 6 and 9 and CS5, CS6 and CC. I wasn't until about 2 years ago when I started working with Photoshop as a graphic arts tool. I worked with Elements 9 when I worked in copy and print and we were required to put together business cards and the like. They suggested we should use publisher but PSE 9 was installed on the computer so I took advantage of that - and my coworkers were impressed so I taught all of them how to use PSE 9. I no longer work there but my boyfriend does and they're still using my training sheets and I still get messages sometimes on "how do I...?" "what does this mean...?" Working in copy and print really broadened my horizons on the printing side of Photoshop. I'm mostly skilled at: Photo restorations / Photo manipulations / Forum & Social media graphics (signatures, cover photos) / Photo touch ups (skin / removing lap posts) / Advertisements (for social media but also for printing) / and Logos (although, disclaimer, I'm 100x more likely to use illustrator for this but the idea here is that I know how to use PS for this as well) Yeah I recently took a class based on how to train people (they're training me to train others) and one of the things that they keyed on was that there needs to be interaction. Personally I think I would supply the pictures, just because I can't guarantee what quality image other people will bring. And good point, if I have different skill levels and follow up with each person, personally, I can make sure they get assigned to the right class so we don't go over things they already know. I never thought about including a DVD. That seems really efficient on making sure the lessons stay with the student. I really like that idea! I'm more one-on-one personally but if I had a large amount of interest, that would be really efficient!