Misty Cato is a great digital scrap artist who also has some great tutorials on her website. Here’s one on using layered templates in PSE, and it also comes with a free template to download so you can follow along step-by-step! The tutorial can be adapted to Photoshop as well
Jenn Steinhauer has a great tutorial on making easy glitter in Photoshop. She even includes instructions on how to clip it to a shape, and how to very quickly change the color!
I get this question a lot: What do I need on my computer so I can digital scrapbook? Well, this article has the answer!
Sheri Malcolm has a great Photoshop tutorial at Sweet Shoppe Designs for creating your text in any shape imaginable!