Adobe CS4 Student Edition

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  1. ab1472 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, all...

    i'm saving up to get a new imac and want to buy and install Adobe CS4 Production Premium...

    Now, this software costs $1,700 and i am broke...

    So, after some research i found that Adobe offers a Student version of this software to both full time and part time students attending any accredited college (eg. jr colleges, com. colleges, state, etc...) for only $300 ($1,400 off!). Of course, you must prove you're a student and you must agree that you will not use their software for monetary gains, whatever...

    I do eventually want to go pro in this line of work, but it will probably take me at least a year or two to learn the software as well as i want to anyway, so...

    I've been wanting to learn spanish for a while now, so, my plan is to sign up for spanish classes at the local cc and get a student edition of CS4...

    Learn Spanish and save well over a grand while i'm doing it...

    Does anybody see anything wrong with this plan?

    Here's a link to the Adobe student eligibility...
    http://www.adobe.com/education/purchasing/qualify.html

    Unless i am completely misreading this, i believe i'd qualify...(btw, my local CC is an official Adobe reseller according to Adobe's website)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Wouldn't you be killing 2 birds with one stone by enrolling in some sort of graphic design program instead of Spanish? You'd probably get it for free...
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    What community college is going to give students free copies of CS4? :eek: I think the OPs idea is fine and should quality for student pricing. When I bough the student priced suit through an online store (Academic Superstore I think?) I had no problem. Not sure about purchasing right from Adobe but there are other sites, probably the school's own book store sells it.
     
  4. ab1472 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea, absolutely, but I consider myself an autodidact and don't really want to become a full time student. I'd only be going to school for the adobe discount, and i'd take a spanish class because i deal with a lot of spanish speakers at work. Also, i'm planning on becoming a filmmaker/film/vid editor, not a graphic designer. I'm just wondering if taking a (possibly non-credit) spanish course would still qualify me for a discount...

    I do appreciate the suggestion, though, because learning graphic design would most certainly not be a bad idea...
     
  5. ab1472 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    According to Adobe's website my local CC does not carry it in their bookstore, but is most certainly eligible for the discounts...

    Btw, apfhex, were you a full-time, degree seeking student when you bought your student edition, or what?
     

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