I use CS6 and LR and figured out what I needed to know as I went along. Although I have only scratched the surface in terms of what the programs can do I find that I'm learning more as time goes on. A colleague has recently asked me to recommend a program for creating banners and other web graphics, often from multiple photos. I am hesitant to recommend Photoshop as the learning curve would be prohibitive, even though that's what I would use to crank them out fairly quickly. (In cases where Photoshop would be needed I could set the person up for the job.) I would use PS layers to create a composition from several photos, so I'm looking for a program that supports layers (and text layers), "punching out" images from background, image color/contrast correction, artistic editing but does not have the complexity of Photoshop and would be suitable for use by a generalist type user working with an existing photography collection. Other important pluses would be ability to use with Applescript/Automator. A simpler program with these needed capabilities would be efficient and also give my colleague a sense of independence and confidence. Any suggestions appreciated.