Adobe’s powerful graphics editing software isn’t exactly known for being cheap. But the company is lowering that entry barrier for a limited time by opening up their subscription-based Photoshop Photography Program to everyone, whether or not they own or have ever owned Photoshop. The deal includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, a Behance membership, and 20GB of cloud storage for $9.99 a month.
The Photoshop Photography Program was first introduced back in September as an attempt to lure existing Photoshop users towards Adobe's new subscription plans. The original offer itself is only open through the end of the year and up until now it has been limited to owners of Photoshop CS3 and higher. The new deal lifts that restriction by letting anyone jump in but sign-ups are only open until December 2.
It’s not a pay-as-you-go service, though. Instead you’d be agreeing to a yearly license and paying for it on a monthly basis at $9.99, although you're allowed to cancel within 30 days of signing up for a full refund.
By comparison, Adobe also offers a stand-alone subscription to Photoshop CC for $19.99, and that doesn’t include access to Adobe Lightroom as a part of the deal. The full range of software under Creative Cloud costs $50 a month, which many professionals who routinely use Adobe products to do business can probably justify, and guarantees them access to a steady stream of updates.