Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Standard features tightly integrated professional software for delivering distinctive print design in marketing literature, magazines, books, packaging, and more. It includes the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop CS5 software to help you create images with impact, Illustrator CS5 which is used by design professionals worldwide to create distinctive vector artwork for any project, InDesign CS5 that provides precise control over typography and built-in creative tools for designing, Acrobat 9 Pro for increasing the impact of PDF files, the powerful media manager Bridge CS5, and Device Central CS5 software that simplifies the production of innovative and compelling content for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Standard allows you to achieve exceptional quality results even under the tightest deadlines.
Creative Suite 5 Design Standard main features
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 colour.
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 colour 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.
Creative Suite 5 Design Standard new features
Complex image selection made easy
Enjoy faster, more precise edge detection in Photoshop CS5, even when selecting tricky image elements such as hair.
Innovative painting tools
Revolutionize everyday creative work using tools in Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5 that mimic real brushes and paints.
Production and printing tools
Find and place files fast by using the new Adobe Mini Bridge panel accessible from within InDesign CS5 and Photoshop CS5. Export large PDF files in the background, and eliminate font-related production problems using document-installed fonts in InDesign.
Faster, more precise drawing tools
Draw in accurate perspective, and dynamically finesse the details of strokes, arrowheads, and dashes using few steps in Illustrator CS5.
Accelerated creative reviews
Bring creative reviews directly into your design workflow. Initiate reviews and receive comments from within your design software using Adobe CS Review, part of CS Live online services.
Simplified object selection and editing
Perform repetitive layout tasks efficiently using new and enhanced tools and on-object controls in InDesign CS5.
In Illustrator CS5, apply drop shadows, glows, blurs, and textures that maintain a consistent appearance at different resolutions throughout the design process.
Powerful new text features
In InDesign CS5, take advantage of efficiencies such as the Track Text Changes feature and paragraphs that span and split columns.
Multiple page sizes in a single InDesign file
Include different page sizes in a single InDesign CS5 document and apply the same master page to different-sized layouts.
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.)
Creative Suite 5 Design Standard full system requirements
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- Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
- Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
- 1GB of RAM or more recommended
- 7.7GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
- 1024x768 display (1280x800 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
- Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
- DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs
- QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for multimedia features
- Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files
- Broadband Internet connection required for online services