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How to Get Photoshop for Free (Download It Now)

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If you are looking for a way to get Photoshop for free legally, you are in the right place! Adobe proposes different types of subscriptions, but it could be a pretty expensive deal if you are just getting started on your path to a design career, and if you just want to try different software.

Questions We Will Answer in This Article

  • Is it possible to get a Photoshop CS2 free download?
  • Is there a free version of Photoshop?
  • How to get other free Photoshop software
  • How to Photoshop for free (free courses and tutorials)

If you prefer to learn via video, then check out "How to Download Photoshop for Free" on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel:

Is It Possible to Download Photoshop CS2 for Free Legally

Not a long time ago, there was some confusion about the Photoshop CS2 free download. This problem was a result of a technical error on Adobe's licensing servers. It was actually possible to download Photoshop for free, but only if you had purchased this version of Photoshop before. There is no actual way to get an Adobe Photoshop free download, except for the trial version!

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How to Get Adobe Photoshop for Free (Trial Version)

Step 1

Is there a free version of Photoshop CC? Well, you could download the Adobe Photoshop free trial version! The Photoshop free trial download is available on the Adobe site. Here you can see all the Adobe products.

Adobe Products

Step 2

Let's hit the Photoshop free trial download button near the Photoshop icon. Once you've hit it, you'll see a page with different download options. So, if you want to get not only a free Photoshop app but also some other useful free Photoshop software, you can choose the Photography plan, and you'll get Adobe Lightroom as well. Or you could choose the Creative Cloud All Apps plan to get all the Adobe products.

selecting the subscription type

Step 3

Once you've selected a subscription type, hit Start Free Trial, and now you need to enter your email address. Then press Continue.

creating an adobe account

Step 4

On the next page, you should choose the payment method: it could be a credit card or PayPal. Don't worry—it won't take any money from your account during the trial period, and you could always cancel your subscription in your Adobe account. (Also, you can get a full refund with no fees for 14 days after purchase.)

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Step 5

And finally, you will see the page which leads to your Adobe ID account, where you can download your Photoshop free version. Just hit Get Started to get access to your downloads page.

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How to Get Other Free Photoshop Software

There is another option for you if you want to get an Adobe Photoshop free version—it's Adobe Photoshop Elements. Elements is a simplified version of Adobe Photoshop, which has all the basic Photoshop functions, and the best thing about the Photoshop Elements is its 30-day trial. So if you need some simple software to finish your project, this trial free Photoshop app is the best choice for you.

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If you are using a tablet or mobile device, you could try the Photoshop Express app, which is available on App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store. It's absolutely free! However, the functions of this software are limited, but you could create collages, adjust color settings, and add stickers to your photos. If you need a handy mobile app, this would be a nice app to have.

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That's All!

Today we've discovered how to download Photoshop for free. Unfortunately, there is no absolutely free version of Photoshop (except the mobile app, whose functions are limited). However, you could always try a free seven-day trial of Adobe Photoshop or a 30-day trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements. 

How to Photoshop for Free (Free Courses and Tutorials)

For the best experience with your Adobe Photoshop free download, I highly recommend this Photoshop online free beginners course, with three hours of useful tips and tricks. You will find all the necessary information to get started with your Adobe Photoshop free trial:

Now that you know how to get Adobe Photoshop for free, you may be also interested in some simple tutorials. Check out these awesome Photoshop online free tutorials:


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