Don’t Want to Pay for Adobe? Use These Free Apps Instead

Mar 15, 2021
2 minute read

9 free apps for illustration, graphic design, and editing

Adobe seems to be following the Netflix strategy. They just increased their monthly subscription price from $39.99/month to $48.99/month. While this price jump doesn’t yet affect North America, don’t expect that to last. Increasing subscription prices is a part of the game. With Netflix, however, there aren’t many other TV subscriptions that can provide the scope of content that they can. Adobe, on the other hand, has stiff competition.

Below we’ll list 9 FREE alternatives to Adobe’s high-priced subscription that you can use to fine tune your brand from logo to packaging design. These apps are best for illustration, graphic design, and editing, so you can also use them to create assets for your website or blog.

  1. Krita (/MacWindows) – Good for re-editable file layers, filter/effect layers plus layer files.
  2. Sketchbook (Mac/Windows) – Simple UI and allows you to save files in PSD.
  3. Medibang Paint (Mac/W