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Adobe CS6 Master Collection [Old Version]

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Platform: PC
  • 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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Product Details

Platform: PC
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B007R0RJRS
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.4 x 7.8 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: May 7, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,084 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC

From the Manufacturer

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection software is the ultimate design environment for realizing your creative vision. Use industry-leading tools with unlimited creative possibilities, precision, and power to deliver for print, the web, and the silver screen. Build standards-based websites and applications, design for the latest platforms, and deliver pristine-quality video in native formats. Intuitive interfaces and blazing-fast performance allow swift work on your most complex projects.

What's Included

Adobe Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Flash Builder Premium, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Speedgrade, and Story

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
Construct complex web designs and layouts without getting buried in code.

Creative Suite 6 Master Collection Highlights

  • Design without limits—Tackle any creative challenge that comes your way. Use the ultimate professional toolset to explore groundbreaking ways to design amazing print, web, and video experiences.
  • Work at the speed of your imagination—Work fluidly on your most complex projects with tools newly optimized for speed and performance. Reengineered features let you create with significantly fewer steps for maximum efficiency.
  • Deliver virtually anywhere—Reach more people in more places by designing to the latest web, mobile, and video standards. Create stunning, adaptive experiences that fluidly adapt to virtually all screen sizes and form factors.
Master Collection CS6 New Features
CS5
CS6
Photoshop Extended - Content-Aware image retouching tools x
Photoshop Extended - Mercury Graphics Engine x
Photoshop Extended - Simplified 3D design x
Adobe Flash Professional 3D export x
Illustrator - Efficient, customizable interface x
Illustrator - Mercury Performance System x
InDesign - Liquid Layout x
InDesign - PDF forms x
Dreamweaver - Blazing-fast FTP performance x
Dreamweaver - jQuery Mobile and Adobe PhoneGap Build updates x
Flash Pro - Sprite sheet generation x
Flash Pro - HTML5 support x
Fireworks - Common Library of mobile assets and components x
Fireworks - CSS3 support x
Premiere Pro - Expanded multicam editing x
Premiere Pro - Dynamic timeline trimming x
After Effects - 3D camera tracker x
After Effects - Fully ray-traced, extruded text and shapes x
Audition - Faster, more precise editing x
Audition - Real-time clip stretching x
SpeedGrade - GPU-assisted Lumetri Deep Color Engine x
SpeedGrade - Powerful layer-based color grading x
Story - Easy, efficient ingest and logging x
Story - Work on an unlimited number of scripts x

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is CS6 Master Collection for?

A: CS6 Master Collection is ideal for small design shops that need to nimbly deliver across media and is essential for large media, advertising, and other companies that need to equip their design and development teams for any creative challenge. Educational institutions also find Master Collection an efficient way to outfit their classrooms and learning labs with the broadest array of professional tools for their students.

Q: I already own CS5.5 Master Collection. Why should I upgrade to CS6?

A: The Master Collection delivers all-new versions of key Adobe professional products, including Photoshop and Illustrator, which were not updated for CS5.5. Significant performance improvements across almost every component are a highlight of CS6 Master Collection, with native 64-bit support and GPU enhancements that give you full advantage of your computer’s power. Powerful new creative options enable the crafting of fluid, adaptive designs across all media. Reach new audiences on the latest platforms.

Q: I already own some CS5 or CS5.5 products. When does it make financial sense to upgrade to Master Collection?

A: You can save money when you upgrade to CS6 Master Collection or another Creative Suite edition instead of buying individual components. Generally, if you are planning to purchase three or more individual components and they are not available in another suite edition, then Master Collection can make financial sense.

Top New Features

Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS6
Retouch images with astonishing ease, control, and precision in Adobe Photoshop Extended.

Content-Aware technologies in Photoshop Extended—Retouch images with astonishing ease, control, and precision. Remove or move selected image objects, and Content-Aware technology magically fills, patches, extends, or recomposes your image with stunning results.

Mercury Performance System in Illustrator—Work with precision, speed, and rock-solid stability on large, complex files due to native 64-bit support on Mac OS and Windows. Enjoy full access to your computer's RAM and overall performance optimization.

Adobe Illustrator CS6
Take fewer steps in Illustrator to accomplish tasks in a new, streamlined interface.

Alternate and Liquid Layout in InDesign—Efficiently create and design multiple versions of a layout within a single InDesign file. Apply liquid page rules to automatically adapt content when you create an alternate layout with a different size or orientation.

Fluid grid layout for mobile devices in Dreamweaver—Design and develop confidently for mobile devices with advanced tools, including CSS3-based layouts that scale to fit all screen sizes and form factors.

Adobe InDesign CS6
Design compelling eBooks, create cutting-edge content for tablets that can be distributed by integrating with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

Global Performance Cache in After Effects—Create more in less time with unprecedented 64-bit performance. This revolution "under the hood" takes full advantage of the power in your computer’s hardware.

Mercury Graphics Engine—See near-instant results when editing with key tools such as Liquify and Puppet Warp. The new Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.

Simplified 3D design in Photoshop Extended—Dive into 3D artwork creation with intuitive on-canvas and in-context scene editing. Drag shadows into place, animate 3D objects, and give 3D objects a sketched look.

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.
Yes
No
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
No
Publishing: Host your website and publish iPad apps.
Yes
No
Behance ProSite: Create a professional online portfolio.
Yes
No
Training: Benefit from over 300 hours of getting-started, feature, how-to, and inspirational videos from experts at Adobe and leading partners.
Yes
No

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the technology faint of heart May 11, 2013
Platform for Display:PC
Even basic creative editing software can be overwhelming until you become familiar with the workspace and tools.

Adobe products are mostly geared to serious hobbyists and professionals. There are so many tools, panels, palettes, and menus that it can quickly become overwhelming. Expect to read a lot, watch videos, and ask for help. Even after using this for a couple of years, I keep a shelf full of reference materials nearby. No matter how familiar you are with the software, there is always more to learn.

If you are dabbling you might want to stick with Paintshop or Elements. Their workspace is not completely intuitive either, but the investment is less. The last time I used those programs was when PSP X2 was out, so it has been awhile. I liked both. I preferred PSP for photography but found elements had cleaner programming and did cleaner extractions , etc. it also let me be lazier because the filters and actions did the work for me. I am glad that I started with PSP because it was a good place to learn with less investment. It forced me to learn the basic building blocks because it was not as feature rich as Photoshop. Remember, even though actions and filters are nice and can really improve your work flow and efficiency, they are not perfect. If you do not understand the basics of what they are doing, you will be frustrated because you can not correct the results you get from them.

CS6 is supposedly the last boxed edition you can buy. They are moving strictly to a subscription based model. I last purchased cs5.5 and installed it. I only got the Design Premium because the full edition was a bit expensive for me. I am a hobbyist. I am not an industry professional and do not sell my services.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Paid 2,600 and it expired in one year September 24, 2013
Platform for Display:PC
When my Master's CS6 expired I immediately contacted support, the guy was a jerk, I repeatedly had to ask for a manager, the manager gave me the run around too. Here is a copy of my tech support.

Notes from Customer

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:34:13 AM PDT
Wow, when I look at the Proof of Purchase it clearly shows that the master's collection was purchased on 08/07/2012 at 2:28PM
and that I purchased CS6 Design Web Premium on 8/07/2012 at 1:17PM,
So I don't understand how you can say that you don't see the purchase date.
I am going to do as you say, and contact the reseller and demand a refund. I am also going to post this on amazon and every other website that sells your product so that people know that you are lying about not being able to see the purchase date.

Notes to Customer

Monday, September 23, 2013 6:33:10 AM PDT
Hello Sal,

Thank you for contacting Adobe.

We appreciate your patience and we apologize for the delay in response.

Sal, we are sorry to hear that you are getting invalid serial number
error. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. Thank you for
submitting the Proof Of Purchase. We regret to inform you that we are
unable to assist you with the serial number as we are unable to see the
purchase date. Hence, we request you to
please provide us the valid Proof Of Purchase (POP), if you don't have
the Proof Of Purchase, we request you to contact the reseller and
request for duplicate copy of invoice, so we can check and assist you
accordingly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us
via live chat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Software Package January 31, 2014
By gui
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Adobe CS6 Master Collection was everything I needed.
Thanks Adobe maybe I'll see you in the cloud(s) sometime soon.
Thanks again.
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16 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, awful packaging July 9, 2012
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
I've been buying collector's editions, limited editions and other super-special games, albums, movies and books for years and one thing most of them have in common is a great presentation. For around $100, you can get a game with about a dozen different kinds of goodies like extra discs, flash drives, color posters and other things. The boxes are sometimes even on the fancy felt-lined side with all content fitting neatly into the mold.

With Adobe CS6 Master Collection, you get a small cardboard box with a slipcover, two small square pieces of paper with activation instructions and a reminder to read the license agreement and three discs in paper sleeves contained in a flimsy cardboard slip with the serial number on it. Even Microsoft packages its software with a bit of class, and for $2,200-whatever, Adobe could well afford to throw in some goodies.

For a company that's all about content design, they dropped the ball on this. I can't mark it down for it because it's one of the (if not THE ) least important aspects of the product and because I knew what I was getting. What you should expect is to install some really useful tools but not get anything to proudly display on your bookshelf alongside other titles, or even hang on your wall.

So...expect nothing exciting when you open the box.
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