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.