Free / Discounted Tools For Creatives

Many companies are giving back to the creative community in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

They've recognized that a lot of people are struggling, worried about cash flow, or trying just to survive these next few months.

In response, they're now offering discounts on their photography-related products and services. In some cases, they've extended their free trials, too.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe is offering two months access for free. Just login to your account and go to "cancel your subscription" and you'll get access to the offer, apparently. If you're a student, you can get free access until the end of May 2020.
  • Affinity - Affinity is providing a new 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of its whole suite, plus a 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows PC and iPad.
  • Canon Connected - This free content hub provides you with a series of fun and educational videos that will keep you inspired.
  • DxO - The company has announced a series of free online webinars throughout April. They're hosted by renowned photographers, cover different topics, and they’re equally great for amateur and professional photographers.
  • KelbyOne - KelbyOne Training is offering free weekly webinars and memberships to some of their most popular classes.
  • / LinkedIn Learning - Some public libraries offer free online courses from for local cardholders.
  • MattK Webinars - Matt Kloskowski is doing free online live sessions (which are also made available as recordings) just about every day for those staying at home; topics vary from day to day.
  • Nikon School - All Nikon School Online Classes are currently streaming free; no end date is specified on the website, so take advantage of this resource while it is available.
  • Photocritic Photo School - Photocritic offers a complete one-year photography course entirely for free; excellent for beginners.
  • Professional Photographers of America - The PPA has opened all of its training for free through the end of May 2020; all you need to do is create a free account to access over 1,100+ online classes.
  • Shift Art - Shift Art is offering reduced price access to their Base Camp Photoshop Tutorials collection for 30 days.
  • Skillshare - During the COVID-19 crisis, they’re offering 2-month access to all courses for teachers and students, and some courses are open to everyone.

NOTE: We'll continue adding to this list over the coming days and weeks.

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