Photoshop is a really great program for doing digital artwork, it is not the best for everything... but it does an outstanding job for what it does(Photoshop has a trial for free BTW) I am using Photoshop CS5 x64 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. The best Photoshop plugin, is a color wheel that docks in a panel, it works really well, and is free (the author says he'll accept donations as a thank you) Here is the link to the forum its on, if you have problems post there Photoshop Color Wheel (Free!) Download - ConceptArt.org Forums Here is the latest version (That works with most Photoshop versions) http://nerdchallenge.com/lenwhite/PaintersWheel_v1.1.zip Download the zip file, extract it, and follow the instructions in the Read Me file. It is an amazingly simple, yet powerful plugin. Especially useful in tablet mode as you can quickly change the color and hue (CS5 has a "HUD color picker" but you have to do Shift Alt and right click, it isn't dock-able, and gets in the way, so this is the best by far!) All credit for this plug-in goes to Len White "vorp" at conceptart.org So now you have to post your favorite tricks, tips, and plugins... I want to hear from you! When I learn more I'll post it here. NOTE: this is similar to a post of mine in a different part of the forum... please don't delete this one; the other one is OK to delete as it was in the wrong section, and didn't get seen anyways (because it was in the wrong section)... thanks for understanding.