May I suggest then that you try using the trial versions of the programs I mentioned at the beginning of the tutorial, that way, there will be fewer barriers to overcome. But, I would suggest that you use older variants, as programs tend to change GUI's and core functions over time and this tutorial was made several years ago. I would suggest using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and 3D Studio Max R9 . . I think these were the program variants I was using back then. . . . . . . Hmm, apparently you can download CS2 for free now. R9 3DS Max is tricky to find any reliable links to the old software. The annoying thing is I have an old demo disk with it on it but I can't upload it for you guys, you might want to torrent it. Failing that you could try your luck at using the latest trial version from Autodesk, but I can tell you now that there have been significant changes to how things look and where they are located in the interface and menus. But if you need more comprehensive assistance I can provide you with that. [I could always redo the tutorial to accommodate the latest programs]
When I originally made this tutorial, I went to great pains to make it as simple and straight forward as possible, I even tested it with my partner, who is a borderline technophobe [or at least she was then] and while she didn't complete it, she did demonstrate to me that she understood the instructions easily enough, so I have taken that on board as a positive.