I will possibly check out gimp, but FotoSketcher seems to be doing what I need it to do. Adobe is nice but costly. I am sure in the future I will upgrade to a nicer design program if need be.as recommended Gimp is a pretty powerful program. I have used it as well as Photoshop, my personal favorite is Adobe Illustrator but cost can prohibitive to most as its not the cheapest program around...does a very nice job though.
If you have CS5, you should have Illustrator. I do graphics as well and this program is hands down one of the sweetest Ive used. I still use CS3 but it has all of the same features as CS5, youve just got more bells and whistles. Its also easy,...hit the button that says "Live Trace" and presto!!!!:icon_cheesygrin::icon_cheesygrin::icon_cheesygrin:Ive never tried this but i have cs5 so i would guess that does it, i only use it for my photography and not looked into the other stuff it does lol but as gimp is free thats a cheaper option.
just the cs5 mike :icon_sad: