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Adobe's the company that all designers love to hate. Obviously you can't do without Photoshop CC and its stablemates; they're not cheap but they're the industry-standard toolsets for all manner of creative disciplines and they do the job really well.

However it's a stoic soul indeed that doesn't at least think about looking for Photoshop alternatives when the time comes to pay up for that Creative Cloud subscription (pro tip: you can get you can get 40% off a subscription to the Creative Cloud All Apps plan in the UK with our exclusive offer). Even if you have to struggle with a sub-optimal workflow, surely it's worth it to put one over on Big Design, right?

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.