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Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard Student Edition [Mac] [OLD VERSION]

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Creative Suite 4 Design Standard Contains -
  • Adobe InDesign CS4
  • Adobe Illustrator CS4
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001M1Y4RQ
  • Item model number: 65029296
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 24, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,979 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

Product Description

Higher Ed Student Edition


Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Standard software is the essential toolkit for print design and production. Take productivity to the next level with exciting new tools that enable the creation of eye-catching digital images and vector graphics, sophisticated page layout, and efficient prepress and production. Work confidently within this tightly integrated creative environment to deliver exceptional print results.

In Illustrator, create and arrange up to 100 artboards of differing sizes, and then save them in a single, multipage PDF file or export them as sequentially numbered files. Click to enlarge.

In Photoshop, rotate canvas and image together to any angle for convenient viewing and editing. Click to enlarge.

In InDesign, sort by any column and easily scan the thumbnails in the enhanced Links panel to view detailed, customizable information about linked content. Click to enlarge.

In InDesign, quickly create a compelling interactive document by using the new Page Transitions panel to add animated transitions such as Page Turn. Then export the document as a SWF file that anyone with Adobe Flash Player or a web browser that supports Flash can conveniently view. Click to enlarge.

Master deadlines in design and print production

Comprehensive toolset for print design and production
Bring your best ideas to life in a powerful, flexible, intuitive, and tightly integrated creative environment that includes Adobe InDesign CS4, Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, and Acrobat 9 Pro.

Professional page layout
With InDesign CS4, create stunning designs using tools that enable free-flowing expression and fine control over typography, color, graphics, transparency, effects, and placed images. Move naturally and efficiently between production tasks.

Breathtaking digital imaging
Quickly compose outstanding images using Photoshop CS4, the professional standard in digital image editing. Take advantage of intuitive image adjustment and masking tools, and experiment freely thanks to nondestructive editing.

Sophisticated vector graphics
Develop eye-catching graphics quickly and confidently with Illustrator CS4. Enjoy powerful drawing tools, advanced type handling, color control, creative effects, and advanced print production features.

Adobe PDF workflows
Prepare files for high-end print production with confidence using Acrobat 9 Pro. End-to-end PDF workflows use common technology to generate, preview, and print PDF files, enabling consistently high-quality output.

Convenient common interface and native file support
Work quickly and intuitively using common interface elements. Flexibly arrange multiple documents in a single window to compare content or drag-copy objects between them. Benefit from using native file formats that streamline moving files between Design Standard components.

Visual asset browsing with Adobe Bridge CS4
Browse all the elements in your projects with Adobe Bridge CS4, a powerful, easy-to-use media browser for visual people. Quickly organize, locate, and view all types of creative assets.

Quality testing as you work
Catch production errors on-the-fly with Live Preflight in InDesign CS4, use Separations Preview in Illustrator CS4 to avoid color output surprises, and rely on preflight checks and corrections in Acrobat 9 Pro.

Innovative collaboration and presentations
Access the Adobe ConnectNow service to easily share your screen to present, review, or brainstorm from within your design software. Showcase your work in a dynamic, customizable PDF Portfolio that is easy to distribute and view.

Answers when you need them
Connect to the expertise of the online design community through your creative desktop. Access information ranging from basic tips, Adobe Help content, and video tutorials to community discussions and blogs.


  • Adobe InDesign CS4
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Adobe Illustrator CS4
  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Quickly and reliably test mobile content in a variety of simulated lighting environments by controlling test settings for backlight, reflections, contrast, and more. Click to enlarge.

Using Live Preflight in InDesign, you can open the Preflight panel to be alerted to errors as they occur rather than when the presses are just about to roll. Click to enlarge.

To allow you to work smoothly and swiftly within components and to move effortlessly among them, Design Standard offers several elegant, cross-component interface enhancements, including N-up view, an application bar, an application frame, and tabbed documents, and task-based workspaces. Click to enlarge.

Adobe InDesign CS4--Design professional layouts for print and digital publishing

Publish persuasive content
Create high-impact, personalized content and long documents tailored for unique audiences in less time and with fewer steps.

Experience fluid workflows
Design with ease using customer-inspired enhancements to your everyday toolset and a more flexible layout environment.

Create rich interactive documents
Create dynamic documents for playback in the Adobe Flash Player runtime as well as engaging PDF content that both include professional typography and top-quality page design.

Adobe Photoshop CS4--Create powerful images with the professional standard

Easily access full editing power
Take greater advantage of all that Adobe Photoshop CS4 software offers with a more intuitive user interface and features that put you in control.

Achieve amazing results
Bring your vision to life with industry-leading tools that let you enhance images and create composites that help meet your highest standards.

Work more efficiently
Be more productive by taking advantage of smooth integration with other Adobe software and enhancements that leverage the power of today's faster graphics processors.

Adobe Illustrator CS4--Explore new paths with the essential vector tool

Explore new features
Powerful additions such as the Blob Brush tool and transparency in gradients inspire new creativity. The highly anticipated multiple artboards feature prompts new ways of working.

Discover hidden gems
Existing features have been polished, and hidden functions have been uncovered to reveal usefulness and depth, enabling you to learn more quickly and take better advantage of the power of Illustrator.

Work efficiently
Illustrator CS4 offers improved interaction with options and tools, plus you can do more directly on the artboard. Innovations with Smart Guides and Isolation Mode plus new panel behaviors enable a smoother, more efficient workflow.

Deliver almost anywhere
Print delivery is more reliable with Separations Preview. And with new user interface similarity and shared formats among Adobe Creative Suite tools, work across applications is virtually seamless.

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro--Protect documents and accelerate information exchange with PDF

Deliver professional documents
Easily organize content from a variety of sources--including documents, e-mail, images, spreadsheets, and web pages--in a single searchable PDF Portfolio, compressed for easy distribution. Use professionally designed templates that can be branded with your company logo and colors. Quickly integrate content, define navigation, and add polish to communicate clearly and effectively. Share information with anyone using free Adobe Reader software.

Create and manage forms
Simplify the creation and completion of forms to efficiently analyze and use data. Convert Word and Excel documents or scanned paper to PDF forms with automatic recognition of fillable fields. Or use Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES software, a professional form design tool included with Acrobat 9 Pro software, to further customize and automate dynamic XML forms. Extend Acrobat functionality to Reader users so virtually anyone can participate in the workflows you initiate. Use the Form Tracker to see when forms have been completed and who has completed them. And easily export data to a spreadsheet for analysis and reporting.

Manage document reviews
Accelerate the exchange of ideas with colleagues, extended teams, and customers. Through easy-to-manage electronic document reviews, participants can see and build on other reviewers' comments as they are being made, so you can quickly gain the input and consensus you need to efficiently develop and complete work. Enable virtually anyone using free Adobe Reader software to participate in reviews, and use the Form Tracker to monitor progress and participation.

Help protect sensitive information
Control access to and use of PDF documents, assign digital rights, and maintain document integrity. Set document permissions to define whether a file can be printed or changed. Apply passwords to help restrict document access. Use redaction tools to permanently remove sensitive information. Digitally sign and certify documents to validate they came from a trusted source. Create and reuse document security policies to precisely manage who can print, save, copy, or modify a document.

Choose Your Edition

With the tightly integrated tools and services in Adobe Creative Suite 4 software, you can create visually rich content for virtually any media--print, web, interactive, video, audio, and mobile. Find the one that's right for you:

Adobe Creative Suite 4 also allows you to access features and services that are hosted online, such as Adobe Community Help, Adobe Kuler, Adobe ConnectNow (a service on Acrobat.com), Adobe InContext Editing, and Bridge Home.*

* This product may allow you to access certain features that are hosted online ("online services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The online services, and some features thereof, may not be available in all countries, languages and/or currencies and may be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the online services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Adobe privacy policy, and access to these services may require user registration. Some online services, including services initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees. For additional details and to review the terms of use and privacy policy, please visit www.adobe.com.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Be ready to jump through hoops to get serial number December 30, 2009
By John C.
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Installed the software as a trial while waiting for student status verification (goes through third-party). Once I received the serial number, it would not work - came back as invalid. So I went on the Adobe customer site. Several other customers had posted the same issue on the support forum. And Adobe had provided a full-page solution to the "serial number not working" problem. First I changed the date on my computer to make the trial think it had expired - didn't help. Then I waited for the trial to actually expire - also didn't help. Deleted then reinstalled software - nope! I then reinstalled with the International English solution - guess what? no go!

Finally decided to go through Customer Support chat - their conclusion - the serial number was valid but since it was not working, it was a tech support issue. I then called Tech support which obviously was not in the US of A (huge language barrier - got so bad we were spelling by using the military alphabet (alpha, romeo, victor, etc.). Again, their conclusion - it was a valid serial number, and, wait for it, it was for the French language version. All I had to do is choose French when I installed the program. WTF???

They then told me that I would need to log back on to the third-party serial number provider site and request a new, correct serial number. BUT, there is no option for that - it just tells me that I already have a serial number. In the meantime, Adobe has already closed my customer complaint, thinking that the problem is solved. I then re-open the case only to get a response from Adobe over 24 hours later that since this is a student version, I need to provide proof that I am a student - @%&@^&*$@!@&. Well, I at least have heard back from [...] and they actual speak (or type) in fluent English.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Price for School April 5, 2010
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The Student Edition of the CS4 Suite is a perfect price on Amazon to get the programs I need to practice and work at home. Having them at home has really helped me get more done because I can design whenever the ideas come to me and I don't have to worry about going to the university's graphic's lab. The price was better on Amazon than anywhere else I could find.
The Student Edition requires proof of enrollment send to Adobe (I sent a scan of my ID card and on my school's website they also have a link to a document proving your enrollment) and then Adobe will email you your serial number. It only took a few days for the serial number to come and I was able to use the programs under the 30 day trial mode until the number came.
*Remember that any designing done with the student license YOU CANNOT SELL, you must have the real license to sell anything made with the Adobe products. (That's the $1500 set) but you can buy the license number and update the software after you graduate without having to uninstall and reinstall again.

Happy Designing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Required College Class October 22, 2011
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I had to purchase these for a college class I was taking. I found the software to be very difficult to use and understand. I was happy with the price because the non-student version was a lot more but I would not recommend this product unless you are a techy or taking a course to help you understand how to use it. However, with the things the teacher did teach me it was a lot of fun to use parts of the program I could understand.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great September 12, 2009
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on time and works great very useful, im a student and even though it was still expensive for me it was well worth it
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, practical buy! May 22, 2009
I bought this product as a very recent college graduate, and although I haven't used the programs very much, I am glad I made the buy. It was really easy to install on my computer and have had no problems thus far!
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