Free Adobe Alternatives

So we all love Adobe…but the various programs we have to use as designers and developers changes so rapidly, signing up for monthly subscriptions and free trials becomes exhausting. Not to mention costly when you forget to cancel a subscription! So here is a list of free alternatives from DIYPhotography:

IF YOU DRAW OR DESIGN

Photoshop alternatives: GimpKritaFire AlpacaAutodesk SketchbookMedibang Paint, or Affinity Photo

Lightroom alternative: paint.netSkylum Luminar

Illustrator alternative: Inkscape

InDesign alternative: Canva or Scribus

IF YOU MAKE PICTURES MOVE

Premiere alternatives: Davinci Resolve or Hitfilm Express

Animate/Flash alternatives: OpentoonzPlastic Animation PaperEasytoon, or Blender

After Effects alternatives: WaxBlender, or Fusion

IF YOU BUILD WEBSITES OR SOFTWARE

DreamweaverSpark, or XD alternatives: Notepad++WIXWeeblywordpress.com, OR Sublime Text

IF YOU DO STUFF THAT REQUIRES THESE OTHER PROGRAMS

Audition alternatives: AudacityWavepadOcenaudio, or LMMS

Acrobat Pro alternatives: Foxit ReaderPDFmate, or PDF Escape

IF YOU NEED STOCK PHOTOS OR FONTS

Adobe Stock alternatives: PexelsUnsplash, or Pixabay

Adobe Fonts alternatives: Google FontsFont Squirrel, or Dafont

BONUS:

Free music or sound effectsYouTube Audio LibraryIncompetech, or Soundbible
Clip artOpenclipart
Texturestextures.com

LASTLY: Photopea, a Photoshop clone that works in a browser and it’s completely free to use. 

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