I believe Photoshop is in some way the contemporary darkroom, the creative area that all photographers have available today.
I never stopped photographing. There were a couple of years when I didn't have a darkroom, but that didn't stop me from photographing.
The darkroom is just the means to an end.
My father taught me photography. It was his hobby, and we had a small darkroom in the fruit cellar of our basement. It was the kind of makeshift darkroom that was only dark at night.
It's more fun if you can control things like lighting and make special effects in the darkroom.