I did not know it was that expensive...Nevermind for now lol I'll stick with my Paint.NET and GIMP lol.[/quote:h7sb4oh8]
Well, for more simple work you can always get Photoshop Elements... it has most of the main features of Photoshop but leaves out some stuff that will typically only be used by very advanced users or professionals. I use it for commercial design work as well as doing stuff like spriting, so I have the expensive version. You should be able to get elements for around $150 AUD (I guess it depends where you live) as opposed to the $2000 AUD or so for CS3.