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  • Migrating from Adobe Premiere and related apps to Resolve: help with other apps?

    Posted by Bill Celnick on February 23, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Hi all – I’m on both PC and Mac so suggestions can be for either or cross-platform.

    I expect to walk away from Adobe Creative Suite, as I’ve been working with Resolve 18 and just upgraded to Studio. I’ve put together my first major edit on Resolve and I’m done with paying $60 per month once replacement apps are in place.

    I’m looking for suggestions for lower cost alternatives to the other apps in the Adobe Suite that I currently use such – including Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I’m looking for one time purchases only.

    I have Izotope RX10, so I don’t think I need to replace Audition at this time.


    Bill Celnick replied 1 year, 1 month ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    February 23, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Hey Bill,

    There are plenty alternatives out there, whether they will open your PSD files is questionable.
    But then you can either rebuild in another app, or pay just a monthly fee Photoshop only.

    But why are you paying $60 a month, that sounds excessive.
    Particularly if you are not using most of the apps, such as After Effects?
    Have you tried to reach out to Adobe accounts?

    I have my own reasons, which I have raised with Adobe directly.
    And, continue to discuss with them.
    You’ll find if you hit “cancel” on their website, that they will want to know why, and to encourage you to stay.


  • Bill Celnick

    February 23, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the good advice…I’ve used After Effects, but very sparingly, but there are other Adobe apps that I get with my license that I just don’t use…I’d say that Premiere had been the big one, and I do use Photoshop, but certainly don’t need everything it has to offer.

    Once I feel a higher level of proficiency with Resolve I’ll cancel with Adobe and see what happens when they respond.

  • Ben Balser

    February 24, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    Pixelmator Pro, Affinity Photo & Designer, Motion, Compressor, mO2 (form MotionVFX for native 3D work inside of FCPX and Motion), there’s tons of stuff that easily replace Adobe’s suite of never ending bank drainage.

  • Michael Gissing

    February 25, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Affinity Photo & Designer is my go to for opening psd files. It also can handle Photoshop plugins and so far it has opened psd files correctly for me. Resolve has so much power in the Motion and Fairlight pages that you can wave goodbye to Adobe completely. Make XMLs of timelines you want to keep so you can reload in Resolve later if required.

  • Bill Celnick

    February 28, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks Ben – recall your name form the old WEVA forums…appreciate the feedback

  • Bill Celnick

    February 28, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks Michael – you’ve reaffirmed my thoughts exactly…once I’m a tad more comfortable with Resolve (just bought the Studio edition) I’ll end the never ending monthly payments.

    It looks like there is allot of support out there for Affinity.


  • Bob Cole

    March 7, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Moving from Premiere to Resolve: Easy, even joyful.

    Moving from After Effects to Resolve/Fusion: Harder, but worth the pain. (And when Fusion’s nodes are kicking your butt, you can always revert to layers in Resolve’s Edit Page.)

    Moving from Photoshop to Affinity Photo: Hardest. (Extremely, for me anyway.)

    I keep a legacy version of Photoshop on an old computer for deadline crunches when I need to do something that is still takes time for me to figure out in Affinity, but automatic in Photoshop.

    Good luck.

    Bob C

  • Bill Celnick

    April 6, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for the advice, I agree fully that my first full edit on Resolve was indeed joyful compared to Premiere…and I replaced Photoshop with Photoshop Elements – it can do almost all of what I need to do. So far so good – haven’t fully gotten into Fusion yet.

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