Since I'm brand new here too, and the entire first paragraph above also applies (except the photoshop, which I just got and haven't yet used) I figured I'd combine saying hi to everyone with saying hi to Hidden.
Thanks already for all the tools and tuts you guys have compiled. I have already benefited from them.
I'm trying my hand with Fractal Terrains and CC3, have used Gimp in the past, and hope to begin using photoshop shortly.
As for a bio, raised and live in California, age 29, male.
I'm trying to improve in cartography so I can work on continuing the mapping traditions of the Fargoth Worldbuilding Project, where the founding members have mostly retired from the site, but there is still a trickle of life.