Originally Posted by Cheyco
I use gimp all the time. It is a bit of a learning curve, but I have formal autocad training and I'm sure that helped. It's definately not for the faint of heart.
I seemed like a very powerful graphics tool, and you can't beat the price! I was just too dumb for it. Hell, I had a copy of Photoshop, too, and it was too much for me, while my 73 year old dad has about mastered it.
I think Paintshop Pro can be had for a decent price, if you look around. I don't know how good it is for stuff like this, but it might be worth looking into as well.