1. Free Software Alternative For Artist.

If you are looking for a free software to upgrade your skills, or set up a work from home creative suite that doesn’t break your wallet buying industry standard software like Adobe Photoshop , After Effects, Autodesk Maya and 3ds max licenses. Whether you are a graphic designer, a photographer, illustrator, animator, video editor, sound engineer, architect, 3d visualizer, content creator, game streamer or cinematographer. This list is for you. Freshman or seniors. Take note that this programs are all cross platform, available for linux/ Mac and Windows. First, invest for a workstation with an optimal specification before installing this.

Prerequisite: Operating System (O.S)

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Free software O.S Linux and Ubuntu, Mac.

Prerequisite: Optimal Computer Specification for Work Station

Processor: Intel Core i7/ AMD Ryzen 5
Random Access Memory: 16 to 32 GB of RAM
Solid State Drive(SSD): 256 GB or more
Hard Disk Drive(HDD): 2 TB or more
Graphic Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or go for the RTX Series
Multiple Monitors and other peripherals.

Here are the lists of available free software alternative…

  • Gimp

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is a good alternative for Adobe Photoshop if you are tight in a budget.

Created with GIMP

GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. Almost the same as Adobe Photoshop when it comes to user interface, filters and layers. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins. You can download Gimp in their website www.gimp.org.


  • Blender

Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

Created with GIMP

It has a digital sculpting tools that provide power and flexibility required in several stages of the digital production pipeline. For example, during character design and exploration or environment design. You can edit texture with texture paint, UV Mapping, Normal, Diffuse and Bake mapping.

Blender have a reel time rendering engine EEVEE, and a raytrace based render engine Cycles(PBR – Physically Based Rendering).

Its a good, powerful alternative for the industry standard like Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya. You can download Blender in their website www. Blender.org.

  • Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. Continuously evolving to serve not only its original purpose as a state-of-the-art game engine, today it gives creators across industries the freedom and control to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds. 

Created with GIMP

It is a complete free software suite of development tools for anyone working with real-time technology. From design visualizations and cinematic experiences to high-quality games across PC, console, mobile, VR, and AR, Unreal Engine gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow, and stand out from the crowd.

Download Unreal Engine 4 in their website www.unrealengine.com.


  • DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 16 is the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool! You can instantly move between editing, color, effects, and audio with a single click. DaVinci Resolve Studio is also the only solution designed for multi user collaboration so editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time!

Created with GIMP

Whether you’re an individual artist, or part of a large collaborative team, it’s easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production and finishing on more Hollywood feature films, television shows and commercials than any other software. You can visit their website to download the free software Version of DaVinci Resolve. www.blackmagicdesign.com.


  • Open Broadcaster Software or OBS Studio

Open Broadcaster Software, a free software, has a powerful and easy to use configuration open source software for video recording and live streaming. With a High performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing. It has an Intuitive audio mixer with per-source filters such as noise gate, noise suppression, and gain. Can take full control with VST plugin support.

Open Broadcaster Software

It can create scenes made up of multiple sources including window captures, images, text, browser windows, webcams, capture cards and more.

Can also set up unlimited number of scenes you can switch between seamlessly via custom transitions. Plus it can supports all your favorite streaming platforms and more. It’s a good partner for DaVinci Resolve in free software video production. You can download OBS in their website ww.obsproject.com,


I hope this content helps you to jump start and upgrade your skills using free software. In today’s struggle, people are urge to stay at home, and work from home.

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Recap of list:

1. Gimp
2. Blender
3. Unreal Engine 4
4. DaVinci Resolve
5. Open Brodcaster Software (OBS)

Free Software

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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