you don't want to draw your own stuff, yet you've got flash and fireworks? The whole idea of them is to create stuff. :) There's plenty of tutorial books out there for those programs, plus there's even built in guides you can work through.
As for free bulletin boards, phpbb is a good one. I've used it before, and with the vBulletin skin it looks very similar to TT. The only niggle I have with it is the administration side of things isn't as easy / powerful as vB is.