I just added a new sub forum called "How Do I ...?" that's meant to be a central location where people can go to get advice on how to create a given effect they want. For instance, I just got a question from someone on the best way to do stripes on a shirt, but I use the program so rarely I don't really have a good answer.
So if you ever get stuck on a design and aren't sure what to do, that's your new home. Hopefully you pros will poke your heads in from time to time to answer the questions there as well.