What imaging programs do you guys use? I noticed that maybe of the pics here are from bryce and other 3d apps. Myself, I prefer good ol' photoshop. The reason being that I tend to dislike those abstract peices of liquid metal floating in the middle of a water landscape. Also, Photoshop can render 3d effects, though not the the extent of programs like Maya or 3dsmax. Those programs also make things...well... fake-ish for the lack of a better term. The lighting and reflection on things like skin are too bright and things like that. I'm not saying that 3d is bad; it looks really good when imported to Photoshop, it's just that I prefer something more of a "illustration" effect than blobs of metal. Maybe I can incorporate some 3d in my work.