That's great. There's a noticeable advance in your works as i went through your gallery. I think i could tell the same about my works. Although im getting better in c4d i think i still lack really good skills in photoshop and that makes me sad. But i try to improve my skills.
Definitely I agree about my gallery, as well as yours. Obviously, I like real Photoshop skills as well, otherwise this render wouldn't be so plain If I photoshop anything I make, it'd just end up having strange looking smoke and goofy tentacles, lol
After finally making a render I feel good about, I feel the urge to really learn some photoshop skills. That's what I'm doing now actually