Overview What's new in Design Standard?
Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Design Standard software enables lightning-fast creativity thanks to massive performance boosts in both Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator®. Tackle new design projects such as video editing with Photoshop and designing for iPads and other tablets with Adobe InDesign®. And speed up repetitive print production tasks with dozens of timesaving enhancements.
Adobe 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 Adobe 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. Gradients on strokes in Illustrator Apply gradients to your strokes — along the length, across the width, or within the stroke itself — all with complete control over gradient placement and opacity. PDF forms in InDesign Use InDesign to add form fields to a layout. Include standard elements such as text fields, radio buttons, and checkboxes, and export the form as a PDF file for online publishing. All-new Crop tool in Photoshop Crop images fast and precisely using the hardware-accelerated, nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas and see the adjustments live. Blur Gallery in Photoshop Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple interface with on-image controls. Create tilt-shift effects, blur everything and then sharpen one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points. Improved auto-corrections in Photoshop Enhance your images with improved Auto Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast controls. Intelligence from thousands of hand-retouched images is built in to provide a better starting point for making adjustments. Background Save in Photoshop Protect against losing your work during unexpected shutdowns. Auto-save your edits without interrupting your progress, and keep working while saving even the largest Photoshop files in the background. Scripted Patterns in Photoshop Generate geometric pattern fills more easily with new Scripted Patterns. Drawing enhancements in Photoshop Draw more naturally and efficiently using airbrush tips, drawing tips that wear down as you work, an Oil Painting filter, and painting presets and brush enhancements. Preset sharing in Photoshop Easily migrate your presets, workspaces, preferences, and settings so you can experience Photoshop in the same way on all your computers. Dozens of time-savers in Photoshop Experience more than 50 creativity and productivity boosts directly requested by users. Small, high-impact enhancements in InDesign Take advantage of over a dozen enhancements — including page-specific PPI, split window views, a recently used fonts list, and persistent text frame fitting options— to help you fly through production tasks without compromising quality. Enhanced user interface in Illustrator Perform daily tasks such as editing layer names and selecting fonts in fewer steps. Keep the focus on your artwork with an adjustable-brightness "dark UI". Integration with other Adobe tools and services Enjoy integration with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite,† Adobe Creative Cloud™, and Adobe Touch Apps within individual components of Design Standard. Features
Work with lightning-fast creativity in Photoshop and Illustrator Discover a host of high-performance drawing, painting, pattern, and image manipulation tools in Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Design Standard software designed to expand your creative freedom. Adobe Photoshop® CS6 and Illustrator® CS6 have been redesigned to let you work faster than ever before. Create and manage multiple layouts from one set of content in InDesign Swiftly repurpose your content in Adobe InDesign® CS6 into layouts of different sizes and aspect ratios, suitable for print and a wide range of digital displays, from smartphone to tablet to computer desktop. Produce video, apps, and more without learning new software Use familiar tools to easily apply your creative expression to an expanded world of design applications. Benefit from timesaving enhancements in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Stay focused on creativity with more than a dozen improvements that can help boost your efficiency every day. Integrate with other Adobe tools and services Go beyond Creative Suite 6 with other tools from Adobe that expand your ability to create, publish, and collaborate with others.
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor Microsoft® Windows® XP* with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 1GB of RAM (3GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2GB of RAM (8GB recommended) for 64 bit 8.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices) 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 256MB of VRAM OpenGL 2.0–capable system DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software required to export SWF files This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.† Phone activation is not available.