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Adobe CS6 Design Standard Mac [Old Version]

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Platform: Mac Disc
  • CS6 was released in May 2012 and will not receive any further feature or compatibility updates
  • The next generation of CS6 is now Creative Cloud (CC), and all new feature developments will be released only via Creative Cloud
The next generation of Creative Suite is called Creative Cloud
All future feature updates will only be available in the Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn more.
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Platform: Mac Disc
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007R0RH9I
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.4 x 7.8 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: May 7, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,816 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: Mac Disc

From the Manufacturer

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard software combines industry-standard tools for professional print design and digital publishing. Create eye-catching images and graphics at lightning speed, and lay out top-quality print pages with exquisite typography. Also produce highly designed eBooks, and deliver media-rich publications for iPad and other tablet devices as easily as pages for print. Achieve exceptional quality and precise control with high-performance software that streamlines routine design and production tasks.

Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard CS6
Performance in Photoshop: Experience blazing-fast interactions when editing with key tools such as Crop, Transform, Liquify, and Puppet Warp.

Creative Suite 6 Highlights

  • Enjoy blazing-fast image editing and illustration—Deliver your best ideas at astonishing speed. Work with large, complex files and apply creative effects such as blurs, glows, and drop shadows without missing a beat.
  • Deliver exceptional print designs faster—Leverage dozens of timesaving enhancements in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign that let you streamline routine design and production tasks without compromising quality or control.
  • Expand your design repertoire—Break new creative ground without learning new software. Explore video editing in Photoshop, and create highly designed eBooks and media-rich publications for iPad and other tablet devices in InDesign.
Creative Suite 6 Design Standard Comparison Chart
Photoshop - Content-Aware Patch x
Photoshop - Mercury Graphics Engine x
Photoshop - Intuitive video creation x
Illustrator - Mercury Performance System x
Illustrator - Pattern creation x
Illustrator - Image Trace x
InDesign - Alternate Layout x
InDesign - PDF forms in InDesign x
InDesign - Liquid Layout x
Photoshop - Truer Edge selection technology x x
Illustrator - Variable-width strokes x x
InDesign - Enhanced eBook authoring x x
Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard CS6
Use InDesign to create media-rich publications for iPad and other tablet devices.
Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard CS6
Adobe Mercury Performance System in Illustrator: Work blazingly fast — even with processing-intensive effects such as blurs, glows, and drop shadows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I buy Adobe Creative Suite 6 instead of an individual component?

A: You’ll get more for your money. With the latest versions of your favorite components, Creative Suite 6 Design Standard offers a jam-packed creative toolbox at significantly less cost than the price of purchasing the individual components separately.

Q: Why should I upgrade to Creative Suite 6?

A: By upgrading to Creative Suite 6, you stay on the cutting edge by taking advantage of significant improvements in efficiency, along with new creative tools and tighter integration between products.

Q: Why do I need all the components in a Creative Suite edition?

A: For each of the Creative Suite 6 editions, Adobe has selected the products that are most useful for specific customers and functions. In most cases, you will find that you use each tool in some capacity throughout the creative process. And even if you don’t use every component now, you have the flexibility to use them later.

Top New CS6 Features

Retouching magic in Photoshop—Retouch images with astonishing ease and precision. Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch, which allows you to choose the sample area Content-Aware will use to magically create your patch.

Mercury Performance System in Illustrator—Work blazingly fast—even with processing-intensive effects such as blurs, glows, and drop shadows that used to slow you down. Access all the RAM on your system thanks to native 64-bit support on both Mac OS and Windows.

Multiple layout versions in one InDesign file—Efficiently manage multiple layouts based on a single set of content. Use Alternate Layout to create multiple versions in one document. Use Liquid Layout to automate layout resizing based on page size.

Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard CS6
Create and design alternate layouts that reposition content and synchronize text.

Content linking across InDesign documents—Link content that appears in multiple InDesign documents so that changes made to parent text or objects are applied automatically to all linked children objects. Save time and avoid hassles when making last-minute changes.

Astonishing performance in Photoshop—Experience blazing-fast interactions when editing with key tools such as Crop, Transform, Liquify, and Puppet Warp. The Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented speed and responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.

Easy pattern creation in Illustrator—Easily create seamlessly tiled vector patterns. Experiment freely with repeating patterns that can be edited at any time.

Video editing in Photoshop—Edit video in Photoshop to include in your digital publishing projects. Quickly combine clips and stills using transitions, audio, and effects, such as pan and zoom.

Faster design tasks in Photoshop—Finesse details quickly with new and reengineered tools. Apply type styles, use vector layers to apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects, create custom strokes and dashed lines, quickly search layers, and more.

Image Trace in Illustrator—Convert raster images to editable vectors with a completely new tracing engine. Get clean lines, accurate fitting, and reliable results without dealing with complex controls.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Buying Guide
Adobe Creative Cloud Complete
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection
Creative apps: Get Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat XI Pro, and more
21 desktop applications
12 desktop applications
Ongoing updates: Access new features and products as soon as they’re released.
Yes: Hundreds of feature updates since May 2013 release
No: Released May 2012
Stay in sync: Keep your settings, styles, fonts, colors, and assets synced and available from anywhere.
Storage, file sharing and collaboration: Let clients or colleagues view, comment on, and download your files from their desktop or mobile browser.
20GB of cloud storage
Publishing: Host your website and publish iPad apps.
Behance ProSite: Create a professional online portfolio.
Training: Benefit from over 300 hours of getting-started, feature, how-to, and inspirational videos from experts at Adobe and leading partners.

Product Description

Adobe is reinventing their desktop apps to make your creative process seamless, intuitive, and more connected than ever. The newest release of Adobe Creative Applications (CC) is available only in Adobe Creative Cloud. Get access to more connected tools and services with hundreds of all new features in Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Mac Disc
I've been an Adobe design software user since Macintosh System 7 and used to enjoy using their products. In the first decade of this century their anti-piracy rules began inflicting punishment on the innocent but the software was still good and, with a license, the support people would help if there were installation or upgrade issues. A hassle but not a deal breaker. Now, the software is occasionally unstable, buggy and harder to use and their support is more foe than friend.

On top of that, the company is now run by thieves.

I'm still using CS 5 because I bought my copy only two weeks before the release of CS 5.5. I could have waited but the service representative told me that if I bought that day I would be entitled to a download that would convert my package to 5.5 after the release date. After countless phone calls, e-mails, trouble ticket submissions and 25 months of haggling these criminals have still never made good on their commitment. I asked them to listen to the recording of the phone call where I placed the order. I don't know if they did or not. If they did, it didn't do any good.

This software is expensive enough if you get what you pay for, but to be tricked into buying a sunsetting package with the promise of an upgrade two weeks hence AND THEN HAVING ADOBE RENIG ON THE COMMITMENT AFTER HITTING THE CREDIT CARD -- HARD -- is clearly unethical. It may be illegal. If it's not it should be.

Anyone who has bought from Adobe knows about the bugs and instability and useless, overseas user support. Fortunately not everyone who buys from them is a theft victim. Yet the business model they're using for their Creative Cloud package runs close to that line if it doesn't cross it.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Mac Disc
ON EDIT: While I think this review tells an important story and I will let it stand, I should also point out Adobe's response, which appears below. They did investigate my problems and acknowledged the problem. I DON'T think such expensive and important software should be supported by offshore hirelings and (even worse IMHO) a slow messaging system with no alerts, but Adobe did respond in a positive way to what I've pointed out below.

Original review:

Purchased this as an upgrade from CS5 Premium. Downloaded the package and it would not recognize my CS5 serial number to complete activation. Got online to support chat and spent over 90 minutes going back and forth with some dude typing indian-inflected English. His ability to comprehend my problem and respond appropriately was VERY limited. After said 90+ minutes the case was escalated to a different department. I attempted to save the chat to be emailed to me for reference but Adobe failed to save, so the whole transcript was lost.

I then spent 6 weeks in tech support hell on some weird message board system where they obsessed about my user ID forever, losing track of the real problem. The message board works very poorly: you post something, they take days to answer and you aren't notified in any way when they do so, so you have to manually log back into the site (takes about 5 minutes and several pages every time) to see if you even have a response. This slow back-and-forth went on, as I said for six weeks.

Finally I ran out of patience and demanded a refund. Surprise, surprise! Within hours I was issued a new CS6 serial number, and this time it worked.

I've bought thousands of dollars of Adobe software, starting around 1986. They used to be a great company.

No longer.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Will Only Buy Legacy Software Products! January 1, 2014
Platform for Display:Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
I don't know about you but I have a major issue with "the cloud" software products. There are two important reasons for EVERYONE to be concern and informed about these issues. The first is your computer is under constant attack by people who wish to break in and steal your data or ruin your lives by harming your data or hardware. Computer hackers are constantly trying to break into computers! So if you have unprotected data on your computer, it is subject to viruses and hackers. Take that to the next level and put your data on another server or servers, and you further expose your data and your life and risk data compromise. Just like what happened to Target Stores, the fact is your data and software is simply safer in your own home or office. The second concern I have is the economy. Cloud based software compels you to upgrade each year for a monthly or annual fee. What happens is the economy completely sucks, the political leadership is forcing socialism on us that is wrecking the economy and you simply cannot afford to upgrade. If you have cloud based software, you are screwed. If you own your software and you have it installed on YOUR COMPUTER as was the practice for the past 25+ years, then you can choose to upgrade of you can choose not to upgrade. But your choices and freedoms are being taken from you and cloud based software, in my opinion, contributes to the soft tyranny being imposed on us all. May we all stand up against it and not buy cloud based software...only legacy software. God Bless, Joe
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It was not what I needed for Graduate School. had to re-choose software.
Published 1 month ago by Susan Phelps
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Glad we got it before the cloud.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Product speaks for itself
Thought there was a delivery issue, but like a dummy I mistyped my street address. Went to get it from a lovely odl couple who had no idea what it was. Read more
Published 9 months ago by darryle bajomo
2.0 out of 5 stars It won't start with the full menu every time.
It has a hard time starting up. Sometimes does not load the menus. Takes additional time to "Initialize Type Menu" or something like that. Read more
Published 10 months ago by C.R.Cavazos
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE it!
Super fast! Still learning but very easy to use. I'm so glad I upgraded. It's like lightning speed. Went from CS4 to CS6 I'll need to learn all the new upgrades. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lori L. Starr
4.0 out of 5 stars All that I need
This the last version before the cloud only version and I must say I really appreciate having it on my computer and not subscribing to a cloud version. Read more
Published 14 months ago by G. A. Reinhart
5.0 out of 5 stars good price
I can say more because I bought this product for a friend so I don't know if it was great or not.
Published 17 months ago by kinessio
1.0 out of 5 stars Which Software Does This Include??!?
Just read the entire product description 3 times and I still don't know if this includes Acrobat or not. This is unbelievable.
Published 19 months ago by Y. Erez
5.0 out of 5 stars Just terrific
It's absolutely astonishing how creativity can be unleashed by using these tools. It's like finding a third arm or some.thing
Published 21 months ago by Michael Boruch
5.0 out of 5 stars splendid
this version of CS6 is great with an nice interface and screen scheme to adapt to your various work conditions
Published 21 months ago by gregpagel
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