I am 19 years old and have been using photoshop since I was probably about 12 years old. I self taught myself messing around with features in the program and attempting to make tags that I loved so much on the forums.
About a year later I started looking up tutorials and how-too like documents and eventually started honing my skills as an digital artist. Since then I've become an advanced photoshopper, able to do all my own creations from scratch. I've dipped into website design and graphics and have done a couple forum skin projects here and there along with emoticon packages and wallpaper design.
I do all my work in my spare time and I do it for zero profit, it's just what I love to do and they are here for you to enjoy.