So I’ve discovered the power of brushes and symbols in Photoshop and Illustrator (CS3). Seriously, if you’re looking for some great graphics that are totally scalable (look photo realistic, but are vectorized) you had to familiarize yourself with brushes and symbols. Just google for some tutorials, or just use the Adobe Help, which is amazing. I love Adobe’s documentation for the most part. Even with work and developing in Coldfusion and Flex, the adobe livedocs, etc. are great.
Here’s a site with some cool brushes. I was amazed at the water drops, trees, and even the guns. It looks like a lot of people are starting to use http://www.deviantart.com too. Here’s the link I was talking about: