Yes Kurt teaches you how to make them. You dont need Photoshop. And PLE works just fine.
You can get a free program like photoshop here:
Heres another one,
The Program: ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/pub/gimp/
Photoshop Mod of the program above: http://www.plasticbugs.com/blogimg/g....2.8_setup.exe
Hope this works!
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