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Adobe CS6 Design Standard Student and Teacher Edition Mac [Old Version]

by Adobe
Platform : Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
4.3 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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  • 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
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Please note: Adobe Student & Teacher Edition products are for students and educators only. If you (or the person you are buying the product for) are a student or educator, you may use any Adobe Student Edition product; however, Adobe limits use to only one product per student, which is why Amazon.com customers may only purchase one copy of each product. Additionally, you may not sell this product on Amazon Marketplace. Adobe uses Identit-E to verify student/teacher status. In order to verify eligibility, you will need to enter the product code provided (either in the box or through the games and software library) and fill out their information form (detailed instructions provided with product). It is highly recommended that a .edu address is used when registering the product. Learn more

The next generation of Creative Suite is called Creative Cloud
All future feature updates will only be available in the Creative Cloud for Students. Learn more.

Product Description

Platform: Mac Disc

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.

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
CS5
CS6
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.
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 Details

Platform: Mac Disc
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B007S02Z76
  • 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,148 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

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I ordered this product & it came very quickly from Amazon and was exactly as described. I submitted my proof of eligibility online following the instructions in the package and was verified as eligible and would receive the serial number in an email. I waited 8 days and never received the serial number. I spoke ( online) to three Adobe rep.s and sent two emails to Adobe's verification service called identit-e that were unanswered. I did a google search and read that many people have had similar problems with Adobe and Identit-e. I wish I had done more research. Adobe customer service is horrible - you are referred to identit-e. Identit-e does not answer, send, or return emails.

Update: After 9 days I have my serial number from Adobe. I posted on the Adobe Chat forum which eventually lead to receiving the serial number. The software itself is great - nothing else on the market as good. Thanks to the Adobe rep. who helped!
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I was a little concerned when I read the negative reviews on this download, but I decided to buy anyway and I'm glad I did. I had no problems whatsoever with getting my serial number. I just used the student eligibility verification service, which was able to verify me without me really needing to do anything other than enter my contact and school information. After the download was complete, which took about an hour and a half, the software was up and running in no time. If you're a student currently enrolled in an accredited program, I highly recommend you download rather than wait for the CD-ROM in the mail.
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This review is referencing the verification of the Student/Teacher edition. There are millions of words written reviewing the product itself.

I wanted to take the time to write out this review to encourage any prospective buyers that the verification process could not be more easy, provided you take a couple seconds to research the process. Adobe uses a company called Identit-E to assist in verifying people are qualified to purchase the Student/Teacher editions.

Getting verified is as simple as this:

1. Visit the identit-E website for Adobe products: [...]
2. Fill out your basic contact information, including the info on your institution
3. Using the Product Code provided to you by Amazon when you purchase the software, fill in the appropriate box on the form.
4. Identit-E will then provide you with your serial number. Save it in Evernote or wherever you keep your reference file.

That's it. I don't know why some of the other people writing reviews here had so much difficulty. Perhaps Adobe has since updated the verification process to its current form.

Good luck!
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There's no doubt that Adobe products are the best for this field. Just don't mess with the downloading of the software. I have a brand new Mac, and still had LOTS of trouble. Attempted to download and install 3 separate times, each time contacting Adobe/Amazon for support. I was just told to try again, that maybe there was an error in the connection to the internet. Amazon reps were very helpful. Adobe reps were very hard to understand (thick Indian accents, read from script, couldn't understand my simple problem). Save yourself the hassle and just wait a few days to receive the CD in the mail.
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After reading some negative reviews, I was a little skeptical about ordering this product online, but Amazon has always provided excellent customer service so I ordered Adobe CS6 Design Standard Edition for Mac. I am so glad that I did! From beginning to end, the entire process took exactly one hour--this includes making the purchase, installing the product, setting up an Adobe account, and certifying eligibility through Adobe to receive the student discount. Before writing this review, I opened InDesign and began working on my first project. Don't be afraid to order this product through Amazon. The instructions are simple to follow and if you have a question, the folks at Amazon are easy to contact. (Go to Help, Contact Us, complete the three steps, and how you wish you to be contacted. If you select Phone and the option for Amazon to call you, you will receive a call within seconds. A customer service representative will connect with you within a few more seconds.)
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I am so excited to be able to use the software. I cannot express enough how happy I am to be able to purchase this at such a lower price!
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I have been using Adobe products for over a decade and have always found them to be dynamos in the digital world. CS6 is no exception. I had recently bought a new laptop with OSX Lion and have been awaiting a more compatible, more stable version and, from everything I've researched, this is the one. I purchased the downloadable version and, with all respect to Amazon, it was a bust. After almost 6 hours of download time-just when the bar was almost full-I get an error message stating that the download was unsuccessful due to some glitch. In my frustration, I called the Amazon download support number (and believe me, this was almost impossible to find) and the gentleman on the other end was more than understanding and polite, as if he was used to these kind of calls (shame on you, Amazon). He was able to instruct me on how to download this program directly from the Adobe website and use the purchase number (again, impossible to find without his help) and after another 6 hours of download time and punching in numbers, it worked. I'm glad to report that the joy of having Adobe CS6 makes me almost forget the hoops I had to jump through to obtain it. Still, Amazon made good on it, but it would help if they posted a warning or caution with support numbers in plain sight. FYI: order this on disk and save yourself a multitude of download issues.
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