15. Install some desktop alternatives

By now you’re chomping at the bit to get the Adobe Creative Cloud installed and running and we know they are the professional tools of choice.

However, don’t neglect to try out the huge assortment of powerful alternatives available on Windows. These include well known options like Clip Studio Paint, Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage and much lesser known programs like Mischief, Leonardo and Paintstorm Studio. See a list of 16 options under $60 here.