Microsoft's IMAGEDIT and ANIEDIT from MS PLUS '95. Real World is much better all around. The only thing the old MS programs do better is how inverse/trans is displayed in the editor. They are basically bad versions of an older MS Paint. As far as the images themselves go I used PS, cut and paste. Nothing fancy.
I'm totally shocked how many times this has already been downloaded. These were just thrown together because the preview widget doesn't display inverse effects.
@Mythical Mars? Nah, I'll leave that to Elon Musk. If I had the resources though I would be terraforming Venus right now - I just need one rocket. When I get around to checking all the alts and web additions for the other themes you'll like the alternate version of the text.