This was coursework - I've just finished seven weeks of a Photoshop course at City Lit. My first ever image done entirely digitally, though incorporating scanned paper bits and pieces and hand drawn outlines for the shapes.
It's a pretty big thrill to feel confident using the software at last. As opposed to stumbling around the layers palette, stuck, or taking endless time on getting at things that I now know might take a simple click of the magic wand tool.
The course was geared towards designers and illustrators, so not too much of that retouching malarkey. OK in its place, but not so much for my kind of work.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.