Admittedly I’m not a graphic artist. Perhaps this is why I appreciate GIMP.
For those who still don’t know, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and open source image editing software. But don’t let the "free" label mislead you. GIMP is a professionally-created and powerful software.
For guys like me who don’t have the moolah to splurge on commercially available graphics software such as Photoshop, GIMP serves me well. I build my own websites and create my own site graphics such headers, footers, etc (I’ll show you a couple of them soon).
Fortunately, there is a ton of help out there in the Web on how to use GIMP. One such resource is ehow.com. Go to the site and type in ‘gimp’ in the search box and you’ll receive an array of articles on how to do things with this remarkable software.
Go experiment with GIMP. You just might be a graphics artist in the making.