I just wanted to introduce myself:
I'm Joa (from Joachim, but that's way to long) from Cologne, Germany and I just love there forums here.
(Joa wasn't allowed as a user name so I took JoaJoa instead.)
My experience level with Photoshop is, say, something between advanced and semi pro. I mostly use PS are manipulating photos / graphics for private use like creating fakes of non-human beings for my phantasy roleplaying group.
Though I have phases where I love to shoot photos I wouldn't consider myself as a photographer.
See you around