For those of you considering switching to Linux but feel that you need to keep paying that hefty $50/month fee to Adobe to use their software that you have grown to love, then I think you should read this because we need to ween you off the teat of Adobe. Save that $50/month ($600/year) subscription you are paying for and put it to better use. Just like that fee you are paying Microsoft for the ability to type a paper.

The following are popular alternatives that are of really good quality and often "better". I will add feature lists at the bottom for some of the listed software.

Adobe alternatives:

Adobe Premiere Pro:
OpenShot and Lightworks
Adobe Illustrator CC: Inkscape, Bloom, and Vectr
Adobe Dreamweaver: Eclipse, Brackets and kodeWeave
Adobe Audition: Ardour, OcenAudio, Audacity
Adobe After Effects: Natron, Blackmagic Design Fusion, and Nuke
Adobe Animate CC: Synfig Studio and Tupi
Adobe Photoshop Elements: GIMP, Krita and Corel Aftershot Pro
Adobe Bridge: XnView MP, DigiKam, and Shotwell
Adobe Media Encoder: FFMPEG

Microsoft Office:
Microsoft Office Suite: LibreOffice, WPS Office, Calligra Suite, and Softmaker FreeOffice

Features list:

  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on Small FFmpeg iconFFmpeg )
  • Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
  • Multiple tracks
  • Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • Title templates, title creation
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
  • Drag and drop timeline
  • Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
  • Video encoding (based on Small FFmpeg iconFFmpeg )

  • All major operating systems
  • Unmatched format support
  • Dedicated Web Export (MPEG4/H.264)
  • Optimised for speed
  • World class Trimming for fast precision editing
  • Multicam Editing
  • Powerful, realtime effects with inbuilt presets
  • Enhanced VFX with Boris FX
  • Text Effects with Boris Graffiti
  • Project Sharing for groups
  • Customisable interface
  • Hardware I/O Support
  • Unique Patented Console and Dedicated Keyboard

  • Object Creation
    • Drawing: pencil tool (freehand drawing with simple paths), pen tool (creating Bézier curves and straight lines), calligraphy tool (freehand drawing using filled paths representing calligraphic strokes)
    • Shape tools: rectangles (may have rounded corners), ellipses (includes circles, arcs, segments), stars/polygons (can be rounded and/or randomized), spirals
    • Text tool (multi-line text, full on-canvas editing)
    • Embedded bitmaps (with a command to create and embed bitmaps of selected objects)
    • Clones ("live" linked copies of objects), including a tool to create patterns and arrangements of clones
  • Object Manipulation
    • Transformations (moving, scaling, rotating, skewing), both interactively and by specifying exact numeric values
    • Z-order operations (raising and lowering)
    • Grouping objects ("select in group" without ungrouping, or "enter the group" making it a temporary layer)
    • Layers (lock and/or hide individual layers, rearrange them, etc; layers can form a hierarchical tree)
    • Alignment and distribution commands
  • Fill and Stroke
    • Color selector (RGB, HSL, CMYK, color wheel, CMS)
    • Color picker tool
    • Copy/paste style
    • A gradient editor capable of multi-stop gradients
    • Pattern fills (bitmap/vectors)
    • Dashed strokes, with many predefined dash patterns
    • Path markers (ending, middle and/or beginning marks, e.g. arrowheads)
  • Operations on Paths
    • Node editing: moving nodes and Bezier handles, node alignment and distribution, etc.
    • Converting to path (for text objects or shapes), including converting stroke to path
    • Boolean operations
    • Path simplification, with variable threshold
    • Path insetting and outsetting, including dynamic and linked offset objects
    • Bitmap tracing (both color and monochrome paths)
  • Text Support
    • Multi-line text
    • Uses any installed outline fonts, including right-to-left scripts
    • Kerning, letterspacing, linespacing adjustments
    • Text on path (both text and path remain editable)
    • Text in shape (fill shape following stroke)
  • Rendering
    • Fully anti-aliased display
    • Alpha transparency support for display and PNG export
    • Complete "as you drag" rendering of objects during interactive transformations
  • File Formats
    • Perfectly compliant SVG format file generation and editing
    • Live watching and editing the document tree in the XML editor
    • PNG, OpenDocument Drawing, DXF, sk1, PDF, EPS and PostScript export formats and more
    • Command line options for export and conversions

  • Completely Non-Destructive Editing Workflow
  • Vector Shapes & Editing
  • Raster Image Editing
  • Universal 16 bits Per Channel Support
  • Best-in-Class Adobe Photoshop™ PSD File Importer with Layers, Groups, Masks, and Layer Blending Styles
  • Group and Layer Blending Styles
  • Optimized for Large Files
  • Digital Drawing Tablet Support
  • Editable Liquify and Brush Strokes
  • Multitude of import and export formats, including all camera RAW files

  • realtime playback/RAM cache
  • multi-threaded rendering
  • 2d tracking
  • rotoscoping
  • grading
  • animation via f-curves
  • 3rd party OpenFX plugin support