I know this post is a little bit dated (but it's a tremendous help/asset!!!), but I figured I'd put my two sense in... As a resource I've been experimenting with Paint.net. While I'm not the most gifted with image 'reconstruction' (recoloring, resizing, etc.) I've found this program to be a useful (free) Photoshop alternative, much like Gimp. Now don't get me wrong - Photoshop and Gimp are far greater in a list of numerous reasons, but for those that don't need all the features, and are looking for something a bit easier to use... /shrug Also an interesting thing I did learn through research tonight about Photoshop; Photoshop allows for recoloring images by making those images a layer of their own (like in the tutorial): * Click the drop down menu "Select" (at the top of the screen) * Click "Color Range" The + or - Eye Dropper will allow you to select more pixels of the image, to recolor all at once * Then click "Okay" * Click the drop down menu "Layer" -> "New Adjustment Layer" -> "Hue/Saturation..." * This will then allow you to change the pre-selected pixels color, light/dark, and color saturation. * After that, simply merge the image with the Layer you want it to overlap/overcolor With all of that said; I really do appreciate the above videos. Back in February when I first got RPG Maker, I was like... "Huh? What is a parallax map?" I've heard the term, but never knew how or what it was. Then; after experimenting with the program, it became clear I needed to know this stuff! haha Your videos have been such amazing help! - Thank you!