After half a dozen drawings i think i finally have a good grasp on photoshop CS5. There is defanitely a huge learning curve with the program with all the manipulations you can do to the layers and brushes. The interface is okay since the program was originally designed for a keyboard and mouse, since there is so many hot keys. The tablet shortcut keys though take care of most of those things. There is so many things you can do with the brushes and layers, trying to figure out what works best for you and what style you want to draw takes a lot of trail and error. However my tablet did come with an essentials version of sketchbook which is a great drawing program. I've done some research on the update version shetchbook pro 6 and it looks amazing. With so many new features and synthetic brushes its been reviewed as one of the best most affortable programs out there.