One thing I forgot to mention was that I consider that experience in the darkroom is invaluable when using Photoshop. I'm not sure if this applies in reverse. Has anyone found it so?
I know (young) people who've only known digital grasp film and darkroom printing enthusiastically as if it's new process, in fact 2 will be using my darkroom a third is scared but has the camera equipment but needs a kick up the backside When you ask why it's they don't like the falsenss and fakery of digital work, by that they really mean there's too much over manipulation, false exaggeration.
We've had this discussion before, I like the simple purity of darkroom work but have like David used Digital in my case CorelDraw instead of Illustrator for about 25 years, and programs that were surprisingly way ahead of Photoshop back then. In recent weeks I've updated to the latest version of CorelDraw which includes PhotoPaint but probably my best acquisition is BenVista PhotoZoom Pro for resizing images which works with all my imaging software.
I've not made a serious digital print for a few years, however I'll be setting up my Epson printer again (I flushed out the printer heads) as someone wants some digital prints to sell. Plus I need to keep my skill level up