For most of our graphic needs, IMS uses Photoshop, a graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems. It is the current market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and, aside from Adobe Acrobat, is the best-known piece of software produced by Adobe Systems. It is considered the industry standard in most jobs related to the use of visual elements. It is an immensely powerful and robust tool. LTS offers several "workshops" on Photoshop every year.
Photoshop has a pared down program named "Photoshop Elements", which might be easier for some people to use. For non-Wired clients, either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements can be downloaded through the "Install Programs" tool -- in "Programs"-- on your computers "Start" menu.
A short very basic tutorial follows. Some of the topics in this tutorial are listed in the FAQs link at the left.