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.
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|
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.
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.