I got a lot of comments wondering what program i was using and etc.
The program i use is called paint shop pro i am using version 7 it comes in many versions but i like 7 best. I also compliment paintshop pro with animation shop it is another program made by jasc and my animation shop is what i use to animate my graphics its where i go to put the finishing touches on it.
You can get it from best buy and any where else even on line. i have an extensive collection of plug-ins to do different things to my image and to make my image different plug-ins, tubes, fonts, templates, masks, gradients, patterns, etc can be downloaded on numerous sites online especially made for paintshop pro. Not every tube works for every version and the site would let u know which can be used for which version.
Again if you seriously want to get into psp the program is called paint shop pro and animation shop. You can join a psp group and they have links where u can download the program for $ FREE. 99! lol FREE period so search for a group or search for the program to buy it.