I remember when I first started out with logo's I used a free trial of Photoshop, it was difficult to use at first but after using tutorials online and on YouTube I was able to grasp the basics and make some pretty cool looking graphics. Once my free trial was up I looked into free alternatives for graphic design and came across GIMP. GIMP is pretty much like Photoshop in a way. Again it took me a while to get used to GIMP and I had to look around for tutorials and such to get to grips with it but once I had the basics I was making some pretty cool graphics. I don't make graphics as much as I used to now unless they are needed even though I did enjoy making them.