Do I have to buy Photoshop/Illustrator?
August 15, 2013 2:11 PM Subscribe
I'm 27 and I want to learn design on the side just for the hell of it, not because it has anything to do with the job I have now. Does that mean I have to buy Photoshop and Illustrator to start with?
posted by Busoni to media & arts (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This is assuming I'm loathe to pirate a copy. Or is this what 99% of people do?
I was just wondering if you're not a student in a university, and you don't want to pirate Photoshop, your only choice is to buy Photoshop and Illustrator.
Or do people start off with cheaper and more basic programs? Do they enroll in courses and get discounts that way?
I'd love to hear stories from other people who decided to learn about design later in life, after school.