Gimp isnt a bad graphix program, though it isnt as good as photoshop. You can do pretty much the same stuff on Gimp as you can on photoshop. And kekky, if tutorials dont help then im not sure what to do cause thats how I learned.
It still isn't very user-friendly. It took me maybe 2-3 days to get the grasp of Photoshop and figure out how everything worked and what each tool did. Quite the opposite with GIMP, a 30 day free-trial with Photoshop would be much better than a lifetime with GIMP.