For several years, Adobe made their mark by becoming a leader in digital media manipulation. Their flagship program – Photoshop – became an industry standard. In fact, it wasn’t long before Photoshop was a common household name.
Toward the close of 2014, Adobe made a bold move. They did the one thing that can blow other microstock agencies out of the water – they created their own. And by create, I mean bought. They bought Fotolia. It took six months, but in June 2015, Adobe launched Adobe Stock.
The Grand Opening Promotion
To entice new customers into their Creative Cloud, Adobe decided to give away 10 free images from their brand-new library to bring in customers. Considering that they sell their images at $10 a pop, Adobe is giving away $100 free to every new customer.
Adobe chose carefully when they decided to buy Fotolia. They needed a library that had a certain brand of artistic flair – one that would match the audience that Adobe has. Adobe has a history of catering to creative professionals – not necessarily marketing professionals, like every other microstock agency out there.
So how can you take advantage of Adobe’s new offer? Start by visiting Adobe Stock and grabbing your Creative Cloud account.
Grab Your Creative Cloud Account
You can grab your 10 free images by visiting https://stock.adobe.com/, where you’ll find a big blue button that says, “Limited-time offer: Get 10 free Adobe Stock images. – Start Now.” That will take you to a website where you will be asked to sign in with your Adobe ID. Once you have your Adobe ID, you can begin adding packages to it.
You’ll be pleased to find out that Adobe has been running this promotion month after month, since its launch. They may end this month – they may end six months from now. The offer certainly appears to be ongoing – but don’t take it for granted. Go get your photos now.
How to Score a Deep Discount
Did you know that you can get a deep discount on Adobe Stock? In fact, this discount is so deep that you can get Photoshop for free. That’s right – I said you can get Photoshop for free. You see, you’ll notice that when you can add software titles to your subscription, each one costs around $20 per month. This includes Photoshop. By doing so, Adobe will let their 10 image per month subscription go for $29.99. However, if you don’t add Photoshop, you’ll end up paying $49.99 per month for the same 10 images. In other words, by not adding Photoshop or one of their other software titles, you’ll be paying $20 more per month. So why not grab Photoshop while we’re at it?
With the integration of Creative Cloud, you won’t even need to leave Photoshop to import photos – you can grab photos directly from Adobe Stock from within the program. That means no more opening up a browser to find your photo, sitting at your computer, and then importing it into Photoshop. It doesn’t get any easier than this!