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Is there any professional software (for Mac) that I can use to replace some of the adobe software like InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator?

I don’t mean one that replaces all, but the equivalent of each one.

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Have you tried alternativeto.net? That's sometimes a good starting point. Have you tried google? You surely can't be the first person asking this question. –  KMSTR May 30 '13 at 16:00

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Our tag wikis for Illustrator, Photoshop and (now) InDesign have listings for alternative software that has been discussed on this site. It is not an exhaustive list of all programs out there, only ones that we have tags for:

Photoshop / Alternative Software:

Illustrator / Alternative Software:

InDesign / Alternative Software:

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I know others are recommending alternativeto which is where I started my search. Having tried most of the top applications there, my recommendations would be as follows:

  • Photoshop alternative: GIMP
  • Illustrator alternative: Inkscape
  • InDesign alterantive: Lucidpress

For the latter, I have tried Scribus but it was pretty difficult for me to pick up (frankly just like InDesign). I recently switched to Lucidpress and have been impressed.

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as stated by KMSTR you should check out alternativeto.net and it provides feedback on alternative applications and user comments.

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