I don’t mind seeing projects done with other programs, just tell us that it is done with other programs. I use paint.net to make group shots, and comic covers, I use Window’s paint and the snipping tool to crop things. I have been thinking about doing some backgrounds with other programs to add my HM characters to. Most of all have fun doing your art. All of us here enjoy sharing tips and tricks that help other people out. So feel free to use Photoshop if you want to, just let everyone know that you used it.