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Adobe Creative Suite Alternatives

Adobe’s Creative Suite is the best software package out there for desktop publishers, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you can’t spend the funds, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Here’s how to build your own Creative Suite.

Adobe Creative Suite is more than just Photoshop: it contains other software that helps you build web sites, design logos, edit videos, layout books, and much more.  You can’t get as great of an experience with free software as you can with Adobe’s offerings, but you can get close. As a small business, you have to keep your budget in mind and these free replacements to Adobe’s lineup offer enough for most of your needs.

Adobe CS to become Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative CloudAdobe announced at their MAX conference last week that creative Creative Suite will now be known as Creative Cloud. From now on, you won’t buy CS6 or CS7—you’ll buy a $50 per month subscription to CC.

There will be backlash for this, no doubt.

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Adobe has shared that Creative Suite 6 will still be available for purchase, but it will not be updated beyond addressing bugs and OS compatibility. There will be no Creative Suite 7.

Everything moving forward is focusing on creative cloud —Adobe