Following the recent announcement made by Adobe regarding their shift to a purely subscription model for future versions of Illustrator, Photoshop and the rest of their Creative Suite products, we've heard from many CS users looking for alternatives. As stated before, we strongly believe in providing users choice to purchase your software the way you want.

So we're doing just that-giving Adobe customers choices. I'm happy to announce a special offer for CS4, CS5 and CS6 customers around the world (some restrictions apply). From now until August 30th, 2013, owners of eligible Adobe products can purchase a wide range of Corel products at the upgrade price, including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, Painter 12, PaintShop Pro X5, PaintShop Pro Ultimate X5, Photo & Video Suite X5, VideoStudio Pro X6, VideoStudio Ultimate X6 and AfterShot Pro.

The process is simple. After trying our products for free, owners of Adobe products can buy the Upgrade version of the Corel software that matches their needs. There is a short form to fill out in order to confirm eligibility, and we'll send an email with installation instructions shortly after.

Owners of following Adobe products are eligible for this offer:

  • Creative Suite CS4/CS5/CS6
  • Photoshop CS4/CS5/CS6
  • Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6
  • Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6

To help new users get started during the test period, Corel provides a large collection of learning resources in-product and online. Check out our Discovery Center for a great collection of tutorials, product tips and training options. Visit our online communities and Facebook pages to interact with other Corel users around the world, and check out our product pages on for links to specific tips & tricks, tutorials and much more!

If you are a Corel software user already and have friends and colleagues using Adobe products, simply point them to so that they have an opportunity to try an alternative that might be better suited for them.