I have searched but cant seem to find anything, I have a couple of questions:
1) how do you make items in daz such as flames and clothing. I want to make my own items but not sure how.
2) can you "paint" or "color" in daz?
For 'making' things you need a modelling program. Hexagon is free from this site.
No you can't really paint in DS, you can chage the colour of things via the surfaces tab.