These are links to photography related websites, editing software and layer vendors that I use.
Software/Plugins/Textures used to create my images -
www.photoshop.com - currently using the creative cloud.
www.flypapertextures.com - beautiful textures to enhance your photos. These are the first ones I purchased and still the ones I use most frequently for a bold addition of color and texture.
http://paintedtextures.com/ - more awesome painterly textures and actions.