Image Editing Question?

Hey, guys. Just a quick question. What program(s) would I use to achieve an effect like this?

http://www.mixtapewall.com/uploads/2009/02/1907pos.jpg

My guess was Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m almost positive that this can be done without 3D software. But what about the texturing and things of that nature? I’m a complete noob @ Illustrator, so I’m not really sure about its possibilities. Any ideas?

well, idk what they did, but i do know that it would be very easy to do in blender, because you could use bezier curves for the whole thing