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Adobe Creative Suite 5: screenshots

Take a look at some of the new and improved features in Adobe's latest content creation suite
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Photoshop CS5's Smart Radius is more likely to get the right edge-detection style for different textures, while the Refine Edge tool lets you edit the selection mask by painting.

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Photoshop's Smart Radius and Refine Edge tools make selecting complex edges like hair far easier.

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Photoshop's rule of thirds crop overlay makes it easier to position elements for maximum impact.

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We've already removed half of the tree next to the car with the content-aware fill; Photoshop CS5 fills in a remarkably accurate background that preserves the drifts in the snow.

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Dreamweaver CS5 can reassemble content management system-powered sites, so you can use it to develop and test Wordpress themes.

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If you're working with dynamic, database-driven content, Dreamweaver CS5's Live Code view lets you drill into the HTML that's actually being rendered — as well as testing and editing CSS on the fly.

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Illustrator CS5's perspective tools make it easy to create 3D-like images, automatically distorting elements onto the perspective grid.

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You can use the new Flash Catalyst to create prototypes and user interfaces from images, using transitions and Flash components.

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Premiere Pro CS5's review tools allow you to annotate video, making it easier to explain ideas and to make suggestions.

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Flash Professional CS5's physics engine makes animations more realistic, and more fun to build!

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If you're developing mobile applications, whether in Flash or in HTML, you can use Device Central to test out look and feel on a range of sample device layouts — including high-end smartphones.

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InDesign CS5 adds support for multiple page sizes, so you can work with more unusual layouts — perhaps using flaps or foldouts.

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Rotoscoping can be a long slow process — something that's made considerably easier by the automated tools in AfterEffects CS5.

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