Well thank you for the welcome Allan but I suspect you have just confirmed my fears. Its all very well to ask one question if that's all you have but every project has hundreds of steps and there are hundreds of projects. You can't possibly do that by Forum.
For example I tried again. Loaded a picture and thought of something "simple". Colour again. Lets change the colour of the car from red to blue (I assume that's possible). Where do you start? Look up "Changing object colour" in Help and a range of topics with "Colour" included appear. OK select the first "Selecting colour". It mentioned panels, swatches, context toolbars and suggested I select a foreground or background swatch at the top left of the panel. Yeah, right!
I mean really!! Its hard enough trying to teach yourself the technicalities without even being able to find the "buttons" they're talking about!
Take this from Help:
To use the Colour Picker:
Drag the Colour Picker icon to the colour you want to sample. Click the swatch selector you want to apply the colour to. Click the swatch next to the Colour Picker to apply the colour.
I searched help for colour picker icon and didn't get anything. Swatches wasn't any better apart from descriptions. Nor could I put the instructions in context with an action. I'm sounding really stupid here and its embarrassing but remember I admitted to being a NOVICE/NEWBIE and you assured me this is not an issue.
As I can't see myself spending 90% of my time on the forum asking step after step AND not getting answers in Help that actually tell you HOW to do it AND not having a manual AND not receiving any links from an experienced user to sites that will help, I remain bitterly disappointed and resigned to the conclusion this is not friendly for users who aren't at least user-friendly with mid level photo editing.
Please prove me wrong but unfortunately I suspect what I am asking for in directions is too much.
Cant get a refund can I?