So I was talking with a buddy of mine the other day who was saying some indie studio stopped using photoshop cause of the cancellation fee horror stories along with the subscription cost.
I had NO IDEA what he was talking about until I looked it up. Quick google search brought up some horror stories. I could not believe adobe, THEE adobe would stoop to scam-like levels to keep profits up.
I then realized that pixar / disney and blizzard use Adobe products the last time I checked. Considering they have massive bank under their belt, I doubt they need to cancel anything. That got me wondering though about the hobbyist like me wanted to take a step “in the industry”. Someone wanting to gain experience working with a more-than-indie studio.
Are big name studios really using Adobe despite the criticism, backlash, and horrible cancellation practices? Is this one of those things I would just have to suck up and subscribe if I was serious?
Im not saying adobe (or photoshop in my case) is bad as software. I just personally dont feel right even subscribing to a company that does that you know? I also realize I cant just get up and get a job in a big name company, I know that.
It just feels wrong to support a company that does this but it honestly looks like no one cares other than the users who cancel. So basically do I need photoshop to get into digital art, concept art, whatever you want to call it? Is it a necessary evil? Or have we reached a point where you can find a concept artist using clip studio paint next to another artist using paint storm studio in Blizzard? I wouldnt know because I dont know anyone from there and I havent got any responses from Blizzard when I asked.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!