I've recently started working with digital media a lot more during a college course. Problem is, I could only work on the college computers. I'm looking into getting some decent software for my laptop, but don't know where to start. And I'd REALLY rather not spend £400, because as much as i want to develop my skills, I also like eating food.
Can anyone recommend software for image manipulation, image creation, animation and so on. I'll try to put any suggestions in the OP in case other people need similar suggestions.