1. You will need to learn or know how to use photoshop if you plan to make your own art in an advanced way.
2. You need to be comfortable opening and voiding your Madcatz warranty .
3.Also be comfortable working with the small and delicate parts within the stick.
4. I am not responsible for damage you do to your stick (do at your own risk).It is 100% safe if your confident with the small electronics and wiring( also being very careful ).
After you download the file ,put it on a flash drive or memory stick/card and take it to Kinko's ,fed-ex ,staples ,office depot or any store like that you have .Ask for a laminated label and they will have all the software to print the image out.
If you want to tweak it your gonna need photoshop and you can get a trail version off their website .GOOD LUCK