Adobe Creative Suite no longer being sold but only rented in subscription form. There are a couple of alternatives from the open source world and I suddenly thought today that you might like to know about them.
Neither of these programs (and there are some others in the game as well) are as fully realized as the Adobe products and neither has an identical interface or terminology. But much of the core functionality is there if you dig in a bit and learn.
CAUTION: There are clean healthy spyware free versions of these for download from the links below, but there are tainted crapware versions elsewhere on the web please be careful and download wisely.
The Illustrator alternative (vector graphics) is called Inkscape.
Here’s some background
The Photoshop alternative is called Gimp.
And a little background
Wanted to update this with another good free, open-source art tool. It’s called Krita and you can find it here ->