Ok, that may be a bit of desperate attempt to grab your attention but at least it's somewhat true. Granted, you can find lots of free stuff on the internet- this is something that's actually really cool.
I've recently been trying to teach a friend of mine the ins and outs of Photoshop, and it's a bit of a pain when only one of us actually has a copy of the program. So- I found Fauxto, which is sorta like a free photoshop.
It gives you alot of the same tools and functionality as Photoshop, but much easier for beginners to grasp. So, there ya go....go be artists. My work is here done.