Howard Maggott
Freelance writer

Getting the adobe products


I am new to Adobe and want to buy a series of products so that I can start training. I live in South Africa. Any suggestions?

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Lukas Engqvist

Posted on 8/1/18 7:17:24 PM Permalink

To know what tool you need one needs to first know what task you have. The mobile apps are free, and could be one way to acquaint yourself with the software. The help tutorials are available online​ and don't require software. If you are a writer is it to be a publisher you want to learn? If so then InDesign might be what you are looking for.

Rob Schwartz

Posted on 5/18/17 6:48:11 PM Permalink

​I work a lot with schools and adobe ACA Certifications... the best place to start is Photoshop. It's the core app- most popular by far, and the base of all the ACA Specialist certifications.

Peter Rhodes

Posted on 7/9/16 10:57:25 PM Permalink

Your best deal is to subscribe to the Adobe Cloud this give you a massive choice of what to download.

daniel Mullings

Posted on 6/23/15 5:40:53 AM Permalink

I would start with after effects then move on to PS.

My top learning list was

AE as it taught me how to fine tune videos and timing by using templates

PS as they are used in AE especial with a focus on getting an image sized

ID as you get into producing magazines you can move over to a platform like Joomag to publish interactive PDf

If you are a teaching the best things is to get the whole set and work through what you know and what you are interested in.

Manuel Gonzalez

Posted on 5/12/15 2:37:56 PM Permalink


I agree with Martin it is very difficult to suggest you any software because it will depend of the use you will have.

To buy the software the easiest way it s by internet directly from Adobe.

Martin Guinn

Posted on 5/1/15 12:45:00 AM Permalink


I've been working with Adobe products for about 13 years. The applications that you'll need depends on what you want to do with the products that you create -- e.g., web pages, ebooks, images, etc.

I'll be happy to make some suggestions. Just let me know what you are wanting to learn how to do.