Adobe CC for Education

Levi

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Always thought education version was only meant for 'creatives' at schools anyway but got to be honest back when I was at uni it was readily available via alternative means and I'm sure it's likely no different now.

Sadly adobe is that ubiquitous, and because they're basically a monopoly in 'design', trying to get alternatives to gain any sort of traction is really hard.

Affinity is probably the next best option for most these days as it's sort of becoming a 'standard' program that we'll use if we don't want adobe stuff but it's REALLY hard to not need adobe for 'something'.

What I'd love to see happen is universities start looking at alternatives and maybe open up students to others and maybe give adobe a wake up call, you don't actually 'need' adobe for most things these days, there are plenty of powerful alternatives out there.
 

hankscorpio

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While Affinity is really good - it lacks a lot of features needed by industry professionals - long documents is still a problem from Affinity, so I believe.

We looked at it here on the forums and were going to start a how-to blog on it - but I gave up on it because I couldn't stand over it as a platform going forward.

It's nice, it's cheap - but it's nowhere as good.

I can't see Adobe being toppled anytime soon.


For web design/illustrations/flyers/posters - you can use anything you like it doesn't have to be Adobe or Affinity. You can use MS Paint.

But as an industry standard - Adobe have the market cornered. And it wasn't that long ago that they swiped Quark usership - and I can't see places going through that again.
 

fisicx

Active Member
All of which means Adobe can do pretty much what they want in terms of charging. I've still got my old copy of Photoshop Essestials I got got for a tenner. It does what I need to to do. And my copy of Fireworks still works as well. For the odd occasion I need to do something I can't really justify £50/month.

But I do sort of understand why Adobe have done what they have. Students were getting CC to use at Uni on a Uni machine. Students now working from home on their own hardware are no longer entitled to the cheap version. Universities were warned of this when Adobe gave them a bit of leeway to bend the rules for a while.
 

hankscorpio

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All of which means Adobe can do pretty much what they want in terms of charging. I've still got my old copy of Photoshop Essestials I got got for a tenner. It does what I need to to do. And my copy of Fireworks still works as well. For the odd occasion I need to do something I can't really justify £50/month.

But I do sort of understand why Adobe have done what they have. Students were getting CC to use at Uni on a Uni machine. Students now working from home on their own hardware are no longer entitled to the cheap version. Universities were warned of this when Adobe gave them a bit of leeway to bend the rules for a while.
Yeh, the price structure is not for everyone. Hobbyists and general usage can be pricey.
That's why there's other software. But it's not industry standard.
There's plenty of free/cheap software out there.
 

Naheed

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Hello Fisicx,
Certainly Adobe is ubiquitous. Though Graphic thing can be done by various other tools but Adobe has become a fashion now and a professional requirement. Adobe offers free as well as premium softwares . For newbies free versions are accurate.
With Adobe Software you can retouch photos, do infographics, logos, posters, flyers, animation, effects, drawing & painting, graphic design and much more. I have done work on this software, one really feels good working with it.
It's smart. It's super!
 
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