Photoshop is one of the best tools around for creating high quality images. However, most cannot afford $700.00 to purchase Photoshop. With Ubuntu Linux becoming more popular, alternatives for Photoshop are becoming important. Enter The Gimp, one of the best Alternatives for Photoshop. Not only is The Gimp free, but you can install it in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. While The Gimp is powerful, it does not contain all the tools Photoshop users are familiar with, especially Layer Effects. To gain many of the features of Photoshop, you need to install plug-ins. Many plug-ins require Python, a programming language, to be installed as well. While this is not an easy task, this guide will instruct you on how you can add Python Support into Gimp.