Paint used to have a few more tools than the most recent version I got with Win7.
I've got a copy of Photoshop in storage. At the time I got it, it was more than I needed for every-day playing around so wasn't worth the effort to learn it.
I'll take a look at GIMP and give it a go. On my cover, the only part that really irked me was the "Rainbow In The Dark" script. I like how the "Radiant Arc" part turned out. (Can you tell the 'C' came from the 'D'?)
Thnx for the suggestion, Seb.
edit, post GIMP installation.... Wow, that is a pretty robust prog. Gonna have to dig around with that on a less vodka-infused day.