I was first introduced to and started using Photoshop in 2005, using Photoshop 7. Version 9 had been released in 2005, though it was more difficult to afford then. Having a very new interest in taking amateur photography and editing further, I instantly loved it despite it's fairly steep learning curve for beginners. Moving being just photo-editing, I began doing full digital photomanipulations/composites as well, usually themed with a musician or song. I still continue to do fun, personal composites when time allows.