Ever wonder how artists make some of those cool effects? Its all in the software baby. Check out what the pros use and take your artwork to the next level.
PhotoShop is probably one of the most widely used software programs and is perfect for creating backgrounds and effects for your character work.
Jasc Paint Shop Pro
Although there are a few minor differences, Jasc's Paint Shop Pro can do most of what PhotoShop does, and for a fraction of the price.
Painter has some very unique effect tools. If you've got the money to spend, its a nice addition to the software segment of your resume.
Flash is a great little program that gives you the ability to animate your web pages. Think online manga... hmmmm, now there's an idea :)
Poser is one of those addicting little programs that can kick the door to your creativity wide open. Remember Final Fantasy? That's the kind of stuff you can do with Poser.