Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software [Link]

Two weeks ago I posted how to get Adobe Creative Suite 2 for free which is a great product, but still around seven years old. If you’re looking for new features you’ll need to build your own suite using free and/or cheaper software. Lifehacker has a great post on several alternatives for each of the products which make up Adobe Creative Suite.

Adobe’s Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you can’t drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Here’s how to build your own Creative Suite.

Some of the replacements include popular Open Source projects like GIMP, Scribus, InkScape, KompoZer, Blender and Synfig.

Download Adobe CS2 for FREE

Adobe is offering Adobe CS2 free for Mac and Windows. The download page includes serials and downloads for the following:

  • Creative Suite 2
  • Acrobat 3D 1.0 for Windows
  • Acrobat Standard 7.0
  • Acrobat Pro 8.0
  • Audition 3.0
  • GoLive CS2
  • Illustrator CS2
  • InCopy CS2
  • InDesign CS2
  • Photoshop CS2
  • Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0

Adobe CS2 is seven years old, but still a great product. This is also a great way to get familiar with the product since the newer versions include new features, but the workflow is pretty much the same.

To get the free downloads, you need a free Adobe Member account.


Adobe CS2 downloads