Jasc Paintshop Pro
I recently tried out this program for 7 days, and it's been quite the good little program. It's a lot like Photoshop, but not as advanced. It has a lot to off though. There are a ton of features. GIMP has the paint using a texture, this has it too. The texture that is the background for this website was made using Jasc Paintshop Pro. Download a free 30 day trial here: Jasc.com - this program is made by Corel.
Updated August 9th 2005