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The Creative Suite 5 Design Standard Software from Adobe is a suite of applications intended for use by designers who create content for print media. It provides the applications required to create images and graphics for use in marketing collateral, magazines, books, product packaging, and more.
All of the applications in the suite are designed to work together, unified by a common interface and Adobe's Bridge application. Bridge helps you share media across applications, allowing you to share media across all of the Design Standard applications in order to create a cohesive project.
The suite includes Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Acrobat 9 Pro, Bridge CS5, and Device Central CS5. It is compatible with Mac operating systems.
Comprehensive Toolset for Print Design and Production
Express even your most innovative creative visions in print using tightly integrated software for moving fluidly and confidently from inspiration to output. Accelerate creative reviews with new Adobe CS Live online services that integrate with Design Standard. CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time
Sophisticated Vector Graphics
Craft compelling graphics with Adobe Illustrator CS5, the vector-drawing environment used by design professionals worldwide. Experiment freely and quickly to achieve the look you want for illustrations, creative effects, typography, and color
Professional Page Layout
Lay out stunning pages faster and more efficiently in Adobe InDesign CS5 with an intuitive design environment, precise typographic controls, built-in creative tools and effects, robust preflight capabilities, and a host of productivity features
Integration with CS Live Online Services
Bring creative reviews directly into your design workflow using new Adobe CS Review, part of CS Live online services. Initiate a quick online review from within Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, or InDesign CS5. Reviewers comment in their browser using simple annotation tools, and you view comments in the context of your work -- making it much easier to match each comment to the right design element
Easily compose beautiful type for page layouts, images, and illustrations using robust styles in InDesign CS5 and Illustrator CS5, along with a host of advanced typographic controls for creativity and precision
Breakthrough Image Editing
Create compelling digital images with Photoshop CS5, the industry standard in digital imaging. Use versatile brush tools to paint with realistic strokes, precise selection tools to make exacting refinements, and a wide range of workflow and performance enhancements to accelerate everyday tasks
Adobe PDF Creation, Editing, and Delivery
Prepare files for high-end print production with confidence using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. End-to-end PDF workflows share common technology to generate, preview, and print PDF files, enabling consistently high-quality output
Comprehensive Preflight and Production
Use robust preflight features in Acrobat 9 Pro to check files for high-end print publishing. Catch production glitches as you lay out pages, avoid color output surprises in graphics, and apply output presets in order to reliably meet exacting production standards and minimize costly errors
Perform day-to-day imaging tasks faster and process very large images at least ten times faster in Photoshop CS5
Requires a 64-bit capable computer with a 64-bit version of Mac OS, Microsoft Windows 7, or Windows Vista. Actual performance increase will vary depending on the drivers you have installed, the feature you're using, and other factors
Built-in Creative Tools and Effects
Explore artistic possibilities with built-in Photoshop effects, nondestructive effects, and finer transparency controls in InDesign CS5. Create or modify images with brush tools and paint settings in Photoshop CS5. Sketch naturally and draw in accurate perspective in Illustrator CS5
Photoshop is the premiere application for image editing. It features numerous tools for working with digital photos and images. You can adjust curves, correct lens distortions, apply vignettes, and edit images on a pixel-based level
Illustrator allows you to create and edit vector graphics. Vector graphics can be scaled to virtually any size, perfect for creating designs for anything from postage stamps to billboards. It supports many different fonts, gradient fills, transparencies, and more
InDesign allows you to design, preflight, and publish documents for print media, online use, and display on mobile devices. It gives you precise control over typography and features a wealth of creative tools. You can even include interactive elements, animation, video, and sound
Acrobat 9 Pro
Acrobat Pro gives you all the tools necessary to create and package documents in Adobe's ubiquitous PDF file format. PDFs appear the same on every computer screen and in print, ensuring that your document is delivered in the format that you intended. Acrobat also allows you to create forms which can be filled out electronically, helping to reduce the use of paper in your office
Bridge is a powerful media management tool that helps you keep track of your digital assets. It provides a single interface that allows you to browse and access all files that you use in Adobe projects. It also helps you keep track of files when working on a project in multiple Adobe CS applications
Device Central CS5
Device Central allows you to simulate a large number of handheld devices, including popular mobile phones, on your computer. This allows you to see exactly how your projects will run on a specific mobile platform, essential for developers who are creating content for mobile devices
In the Box
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Standard Software for Mac
Computer: Multicore Intel Mac Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.7, 10.6 Memory: 1GB Hard Drive: 8.2GB for installation; Additional free space required during installation; Cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices Display: 1024 x 768 (1280 x 800 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM; Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0 Hardware: Combo Drive or SuperDrive Software: QuickTime 7.6.2 required for multimedia features; Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files Broadband Internet connection required for online services and product activation
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