Adobe Creative Suite 6

Adobe has updated its flagship suite of creative tools, bringing new features and updates to key applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign and Premiere Pro, and introducing Creative Cloud. Here's ZDNet UK's guide to CS6
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Creative professionals of all kinds should find something to whet the appetite in Adobe's new Creative Suite 6 (CS6).

As well as four themed suites — Design Standard, Design/Web Premium, Production Premium and Master Collection — CS6 now comes as a subscription-based offering, Creative Cloud.

The latter includes extras, such as Edge preview and Muse, that are not currently available in any of the suites, along with a range of services and 20GB of free online storage.

Here's ZDNet UK's guide to the new features in CS6:


Photoshop Extended CS6

As well as enhancing its classic image editing functionality, Photoshop CS6 expands what you can achieve without switching to another application, including tools for working with video, 3D and text.

Read more about Photoshop Extended CS6.


InDesign CS6

The latest version of InDesign is a versatile application that can efficiently repurpose page layouts for print and screen-based output, and create interactive PDF forms independently of Acrobat Pro.

Read more about InDesign CS6.


Flash Professional CS6

Flash Pro CS6 adds more tools for building hardware-accelerated games that work across multiple platforms, as well as tools for designing and testing mobile applications, without leaving your PC.

Read more about Flash Professional CS6.


Illustrator CS6

The new features in Illustrator CS6 concentrate on making the program faster, better organised and easier to work with. Tracing and creating patterns, in particular, get big improvements.

Read more about Illustrator CS6.


Adobe Creative Cloud

The full release of Creative Cloud gives subscription access to the full range of Adobe's applications and services, including one or two that are not available elsewhere.

Read more about Adobe Creative Cloud.


Premiere Pro CS6

Premiere Pro CS6 offers a streamlined user interface, an enhanced Mercury Playback Engine with improved GPU acceleration, a host of workflow-improving tweaks and supports Blu-ray and DVD authoring via Encore.

Read more about Premiere Pro CS6.


After Effects CS6

After Effects CS6 offers a flexible user interface, a new cacheing system, ray tracing, 3D camera tracking, mask feathering, rolling shutter repair, and more.

Read more about After Effects.


Dreamweaver CS6

Dreamweaver CS6 delivers enhanced HTML5 and CSS3 features, flexible design tools and better mobile support. It also integrates Adobe's Business Catalyst hosting service.

Read more about Dreamweaver CS6.

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