I remember the first time I ever installed Photoshop and started creating graphics it was like walking into the unknown. I had no clue what anything was and I remember having to go through tutorial after tutorial until I worked out how to do the basics. It took me a while before I could do anything professional looking using Photoshop and a lot of research as well and yet I still wouldn't say I have mastered Photoshop, at least not to the extent many have.
How long did it take you to master Photoshop? What helped you work out and master photoshop?