Where can I find a link to a really great "Photoshop for novices" type of tutorial, video or article that gives a step by step instructions?
YouTube for free ones ....
And there is many many commercial ones out there. Just Google Photoshop Tutorials and you will get tons.
I used the Photoshop Classroom in a Book and found it very useful. Kindle edition is a bit cheaper. And i'm always watching Youtube videos, Terry White has some good videos on there, but there are many others that are great as well.
A criticism of the books though is though they tell you WHAT to do ( "Press this button, enter these values" etc) often they don't elaborate on WHY you are doing it. Same for some of the videos. So you get the end result that the lesson is teaching you, but often you are a bit clueless as to how you have arrived at the end result. But over the course of the lessons you do improve your workflow and memorise some useful key shortcuts. And get to know Photoshop a bit better.