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Gimp just seems to be a buzz topic lately. Since I have searches pouring into my site to find the five or six little Gimp tutorials I have, here is a whole list of resources from my personal bookmark list, covering everything from beginners to intermediate to expert advice:
It is a collection of scripts and plugins for The GIMP. The name is based on the webpage GIMP Plugin Registry, where most (new) plugins and scripts are listed. So far the package ships with 170 scripts/plugins.
GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a long-standing and hugely respected open source graphics program, and many readers probably already use it. Originally created at U.C. Berkeley its interface and feature set run neck-and-neck with expensive proprietary alternatives such as Photoshop, and it has a thriving community of developers and plug-in creators.
There are lots of scripts to the Gimp, which simplifies your image editing. Gimp FX Foundry has merged a whole lot of different scripts to a collection and where you will find the most you will ever need for your image editing.
The vector editor Inkscape is what some might call a best-kept-secret among open source projects. Here are a collection of Inkscape resources you may find helpful in learning Inkscape and in expanding your skill set.