I'm wondering, how difficult is it to skin your own planes? I downloaded Photoshop CS2 recently but can't seem to wrap my head around it. It seems that I am wholly unfamiliar to this sort of program. I figured out how to add text to photos, but couldn't figure out how to put other photos inside the base photo (like the pilot's photo inside the background photo for the JG1 signature). I must admit, when I first heard about creating skins and sigs, I thought it would be a pretty quick and easy process. Apparently, I had no idea what I was getting into. In fact, the only "photo-editing" I have ever done has been within Office Word - and that isn't even a photo-editing program program!
I know Photoshop is a very dense and powerful program. Do I have to know all about it before I am able to skin planes and create sigs? If so, how long would it take for me to learn it all? I like the idea of painting planes - I've done plenty of real-life model aircraft - but I guess "painting" PC planes is a little different...
All this to say, I'd like to be able to have a few personalized skins for tournaments and a forum sig, but am not quite sure how to get them. Any advice would be appreciated.
Uffz. Noel (Hotlead) Kappel