Learning is a real personal thing. But the Human Eye and Brain will deal with retaining information from Images rather than reading.
That's why I always say learn from Video Based Tutorials, you can see what's happening backed up by being told what's happening.
Grab a freebie or pay for one from here or go to Digital Tutors and pay for one on DVD or Download from there. Video beats book hands down, it's how the brain works.
Chris (formerly R@nSiD)
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will truely know peace - Jimmy Hendrix
Winner SM VFX Challenge 1
3rd Place SM SteamPunk Challenge (May 2007)