Ok above all else guys practice makes perfect. Leber and I both use Photoshop (him 7.0 me 6.0) and I also use Paint Shop Pro.
Its pretty simple to learn but its a lot of trial and error for a while.
Aside from that there are some good websites with tutorials and such. But once you get your first graphic done, it just starts to snowball.
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