Hey, Whats the best program to use for skinning, all i have is MS Paint :( .
Photoshop is probably the best, but it's expensive. Get GIMP. It's free and good enough for skinning.
Tricordy told you the most important differences :nodding:
Well, PS has a chrome effect indeed, and you can always dl some free textures or plug-ing to it...I don't have much experience with GIMP, in has some nice inbuilt features too, but i found it somewhat overcomplicated after PS....And it's not a coincidence that GIMP is free while PS isn't...Some swear on GIMP, some on PS..it's your choise, anyways.
There's is PaintShop Pro, but I believe it's not for free, neither...You can also try Paint.Net It's free, and has many available plug ins on the net!
You need to start using one, you cannot gain experience in other ways!