Need some suggestions

Hi its me again,
I need some help-suggestion on what to do to create some nice looking simple buttons-navigation orizontal and vertical,the problem is I dont know where to start from,photoshop,flash,dreamweaver???
I dont even know how to use them in order to create something,what I’ve done so far I’ve done it just looking for tutorials,now I am stucked.I am not asking you to do the work for me,I am just asking for suggestions on how to create some nice buttons,not too simple because I would like too give my site (home made) a good look.If anyone could help me I’ll really apreciate it.
Thank you very much