It can get costly buying all of the design software you need. There are some ways to get savings. First of all if you are a student almost everyone including Adobe will give you full versions of software at a discounted price. Ok, so a business owner can’t get student pricing but if you know what programs you want to use you can buy them in a package which offers great savings. For example Microsoft packages their applications and so does Adobe. So maybe you don’t know what programs you want yet, well why not test drive them first. For Adobe you can go to http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ and get a 30 day trial to test out. At the end of the thirty days you can make the decision of buying or removing, but at least it is a chance to use the software and see if this is something you would like to purchase.