I just use what I gots! I happen to have paintshop pro 7, so that's what I use.
Paintshop, is that an Adobe program?
I like the idea of making photos look like abstract paintings. I guess I'm still trying to understand the concept of abstract photography.
You have inspired me to give this a good try.
When you take a picture that you intend to be abstract, what features come first in your mind? I'm guessing perhaps pattern, color, shape?
Do close-ups make better abstracts than a "normal" everyday kind of pic?