the free art studio for digital artist :
The GIMP , pictures editor and photo retouch are the middle of the target; it's the Photoshop killer of the free world. If You are up to use a soft like "Lightroom", you will be fine with RAWTHERAPY.
in case you're looking for something but only known the commercial produc, have a look at the www.alternativeto.org
site to pick up some other ideas.
VIEW : with Irfan viewer you have a daily tools to manipulate images, cut crop copy and test insertion with a resources firendly prog! if i need 1 it is this one! -enable to use Photoshop plug ins-
you can start with the greatful and free DazStudio. The suite offers
1. modeler : hexagon
2. scenes and animations Landscapes with Bryce
3. scenes and animations People with DazStudio itself.
To enter more proprely modeling Carrara is a very convenient one, for an understanding price. DazStudio People and animal can be used, indeed.