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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium software combines industry-leading tools for outstanding design in multiple media. Create eye-catching images and graphics at lightning speed in Adobe Photoshop Extended and Illustrator. In Adobe InDesign, lay out high-impact print documents with exquisite typography, and design publications for iPad and other tablet devices.* In Adobe Dreamweaver, build HTML5/CSS3 websites and applications that look great on any screen. Also choose among several tools to produce apps for delivery to tablets and smartphones via mobile marketplaces. Achieve exceptional quality and precise control with high-performance software that enables creative freedom while streamlining routine design and production tasks.
*Note: A Digital Publishing Suite account is required to access certain features and services that integrate with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
Photoshop Extended CS6 New Features:
Retouching magic - 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.
Astonishing performance - See near-instant results when editing with key tools such as Liquify and Puppet Warp. The Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented speed and responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.
Simplified 3D - Create eye-catching 3D artwork more easily with intuitive on-canvas and in-context scene editing. Easily drag shadows into place, animate 3D objects, give 3D objects the look of sketches or cartoons, and more.
Video editing - Edit video to include in your digital publishing projects. Quickly combine clips and stills using transitions, audio, and effects such as pan and zoom.
Blur Gallery - Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple interface with on-image controls. Create tilt-shift effects, blur everything and then sharpen one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.
Additional Features Include:
- Faster design tasks, improved auto-corrections, background save, scripted patterns
- Scripted patterns, drawing enhancements, and preset sharing
Fireworks CS6 New Features:
CSS from design comps - Cleanly extract CSS elements and values (color, font, gradient, corner radius, and so on) with the new CSS Properties panel. Create CSS sprites from design comps.
Illustrator CS6 New Features:
Mercury Performance System - 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.
Easy pattern creation - Easily create seamlessly tiled vector patterns. Experiment freely with repeating patterns that can be edited at any time.
Image Trace - Convert raster images to editable vectors with a completely new tracing engine. Get clean lines, accurate fitting, and more reliable results without dealing with complex controls.
Gradients on strokes - Apply gradients to your strokes—along the length, across the width, or within the stroke itself—all with complete control over gradient placement and opacity.
Enhanced user interface - Perform daily tasks such as editing layer names and selecting fonts in fewer steps. Keep the focus on your artwork with an adjustable-brightness “dark UI.”
Flash Professional CS6 New Features:
Wider device support - Reach audiences with the latest Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR runtimes and on Android and iOS devices. Now also export content authored in Adobe Flash Professional to HTML.
Sprite sheets - Export symbols and animation sequences to instantly generate CSS sprite sheets that improve gaming workflows and performance.
Platform- and device-specific access - Use prebuilt native extensions that provide access to platform- or device-specific capabilities, such as battery level and vibration.
InDesign CS6 New Features:
Multiple versions in one 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 reformatting based on page size.
Linked content - Link content within or across InDesign documents, so that changes (including interactivity) made to the parent text or object are applied automatically to all linked children objects.
PDF forms - Create form fields directly within Adobe InDesign before you export to PDF. You can also assign the tab order in InDesign using the Articles panel.
Small, high-impact enhancements - Take advantage of over a dozen enhancements, including page-specific PPI, split window views, a recently used fonts list, and persistent text frame fitting options, to help you fly through production tasks without compromising quality.
Dreamweaver CS6 New Features:
Adaptive web layouts - Use fluid grid layout to define styles and rules for adaptive web layouts that scale and look great on screens of virtually any size. It's now easier to design complex layouts without drowning in code.
jQuery and PhoneGap Build updates - Build native mobile apps for Android and iOS using integrated mobile frameworks. Includes emulators that work with the Adobe PhoneGap framework to simplify working with complex mobile software development kits (SDKs).
Latest HTML5 and CSS3 - Take advantage of support for the latest web standard updates. Bring pages to life with CSS3 transitions, insert HTML5 video content, and test pages with a WebKit rendering engine that supports the display of HTML5 content.
Improved FTP performance - Upload site files faster with the reengineered FTP transfer tool.
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.