I was introduced to computing in 1995 by a college friend. The first thing that attracted me to computers were the graphics. Being able to create and edit photos and graphics on the computer. I have always been Windows Based. I started computing on a Pentium 90MHZ Quantex with 32MB of RAM. Also with that came Windows 3.11 for Workgroups and Adobe Photoshop 3.0 with no layers!
Ever since 1995 and college, I have been using Adobe Photoshop. I am current on the latest Adobe CC2020. I learn a new technique every day. I don’t normally rely solely on filters, or plugins. I like to create my drop shadows manually with separate layers, sometimes using Gaussian blur for a blur effect on the drop shadows. I know about masks, color channels, etc etc. Every update Adobe comes out with new tools in their software.