Although I’ve been using Photoshop since 1993 and consider myself an expert, I’m always finding new tricks and techniques to learn. Photoshop is a beast of a program and one that takes time, effort and dedication to master if mastery is even a possibility.
Then there’s the cost. Priced around $600 Photoshop is not cheap even for the Creative Cloud it ends up over $200 a year. As such Photoshop is really best suited for professionals or enthusiasts that are committed to heavy post in their workflow.
So what about everyone else? No worries, I dug around the web and found five alternatives to Photoshop worth checking out.
Let me know in the comments if you are using any of these programs or if you have found additional alternatives.