Adobe’s Creative Cloud is the industry standard for design professionals, the range, and depth in its suite of tools unrivaled by any other company. But it comes at a cost. As an individual designer, prices for the entire suite start at £50 per month if paid annually or nearly £80 per month if paid on a monthly basis. It’s a lot of cash. Still, you get Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and loads more. If you’re looking to be truly multi-disciplined and are confident of the work rolling in then it’s the way to go.
But if your work revolves purely around vector design (illustration, logos and so on) and photo-editing/manipulation, there’s another option you could plump for. Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo are both excellent tools from Serif – believe us, they even top Photoshop and Illustrator in some areas – and they only cost around £50 each. No monthly subscription and free updates. What’s more, superb file compatibility means you can work with others using Photoshop or Illustrator with very few problems.
Go from blank page to brilliant
Creative Cloud gives you the entire collection of Adobe desktop and mobile apps, from essentials like Photoshop to innovative new tools like Adobe XD. You also get built-in templates to jump-start your designs and step-by-step tutorials to help you get up to speed quickly and sharpen your skills. It′s your entire creative world, all in one place.
Make anything you can imagine with the world′s best creative desktop apps. Edit photos and videos. Design graphics and publications. Create websites, UX designs, and animations. New Photoshop and Illustrator templates make it easy to jump right in. And one-click updates give you our latest innovations and new features as soon as they’re ready.
More learning, less learning curve
Creative Cloud comes with hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, so you can get up and running fast. New templates inside Photoshop and Illustrator make it easy to design posters, magazines, mobile apps, and more. Whether you′re a beginner or a creative pro, we′ve got you covered.
Take an idea and run with it
With Adobe mobile apps, you can work wherever you′re inspired. Sketch and draw. Edit photos. Create layouts. Make videos. Everything′s connected, so you can start a project on your phone, refine it on your tablet, and finish it up on your desktop.
Start from stock, not from scratch
Adobe Stock gives you more than 60 million images, graphics, videos, 3D assets, and our Premium collection built into your favorite apps. With templates for the web, print, mobile, and more, you can skip the setup and dive right into your designs.
All your creative assets, always at your fingertips
With Creative Cloud Libraries, you have quick access to the fonts, colors, graphics, Adobe Stock images, and other creative assets you use most. All your assets stay up to date on your desktop and mobile devices. You can even share libraries with team members to keep your designs consistent and everyone on the same page.
Get inspired, get discovered
Explore the latest work by top designers and artists from around the world on Behance, the world’s largest creative community. Get exposure for your own work by creating an Adobe Portfolio website. Both services are free with your Creative Cloud membership.