I'm a newbie when it comes to graphic design, though I've been wanting to experiment with a graphics program to see if I could make a template for my own website. It has a very nice one made by a friend currently, but I wanted to blend some images into it to make it a bit more pleasing to the eye.
^- My website.
Now, I don't have too much money to spend on a program like Photoshop, even though I know it's said to be the best in the market for graphics editing. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with GIMP, which is free, and if it might be able to do the job I want it to do?