Looking for alternative programs to Photoshop and After Effects


Hello there.

Due to recent events with Adobe (as well as how costly it is now given my current situation), I have been interested in moving away from the aforementioned applications and finding others to replace them.

I do not have a lot of experience in the VFX-field and I have already been looking at some potential alternatives, but I thought that it would be better to ask here and get advice from those who are more experienced than me.

Thank you in advance.

Affinity vs Photoshop

This one has been posted around the interwebs quite a bit:


Just try Krita, it’s free! :slight_smile:


Oh wow, that chart definitely would have come in handy last night.

Thanks for posting that!


Yeah, I heard Krita a lot when I was doing my own research. It seems like a pretty capable program.