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The right answer depends on her career goals. If she has a path in mind that would be helpful. If not, then start with free tools until they decides what path they have a passion for.

For free:
Gimp: Graphics drawing/painting Tool. Almost as good as PhotoShop.
Blender: 3D modeling and animation tool.
Unity: Game development platform to use all of the graphics assets created in the above tools.

Once your friend has mastered those and is ready to graduate, then the PhotoShop suite of tools might be a good next step and very likely the tools in use in a lot of commercial shops.

A helpful reference after they know what direction they want to take would be to check help wanted adds to see what skills they are asking for for graphic artist position they are interested in, as well as educational requirements.

Good luck,
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