Welcome to the Guild Ben,
Check out Tutorial section, a useful place and do not hesitate to start a WIP thread to receive feedbacks and advices on your work
I registered this account ages ago with all intention of becoming involved, but unfortunately life got in the way. But now I'm here for good! From what I've seen of this place, I might become addicted rather fast.
As for my mapping skills, well.......they aren't the best. I'm certainly looking to improve them so I can avoid paying someone else to do them for me. I do have years of experience with PS and my trusty Wacom, but I've never put those tools to the test with maps. I hope to learn a great deal here!