During my first year of college, I studied graphic design. This was back in 1989-90 at a small Christian college in the southern US. This was before everything was so computerized. So, most of what I have learned about computer aided graphic design has been learned by trial and error. And to this day, I still use MS Paint, MS Word, and GIMP2 to make any signs or website advertisements. The above advertisement is a combination of Paint and GIMP. It began with a photograph taken with my Samsung Focus S phone a week ago Friday near Kirtland, Ohio. All in all, my technique is not the latest and greatest, but I still like the way it turned out.