Adobe Creative Suite 6: How It Empowers Creative, Design Professionals

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-04-24
 
 
 

Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a worldwide hub for creativity: a vibrant community sharing best practices, showcasing work and building lasting connections. It brings industry-defining tools and technologies within reach to a new generation of creative talent.

Creative Cloud

After Effects CS6

The New Global Performance Cache "under the hood" feature makes After Effects faster and more responsive than ever by taking full advantage of the power of your computer's hardware.

After Effects CS6

Ray Trace Engine

A new ray-traced 3D rendering engine, allows you to simply and quickly design fully ray-traced, geometric text and shape layers in 3D space. It supports reflections, refraction, environment maps and much more.

Ray Trace Engine

3D Camera Tracker

The 3D Camera Tracker greatly simplifies previously labor-intensive visual-effects tasks, such as replacing multiple data screens arranged at multiple angles, shot with a handheld camera. It helps you determine good candidate points and planes to place new elements and define your new 3D plane.

3D Camera Tracker

Dreamweaver CS6

Fluid grid layouts enable you to design page layouts that adapt to fit different screen sizes. The Resolution Switcher contains three icons for Mobile, Tablet and Desktop sizes that control the size of Design view as you design layouts.

Dreamweaver CS6

CSS Transitions Panel

The new CSS Transitions panel enables you to visually create transitions that are written in CSS3 code. Enter the values in the New Transition dialog box to create a CSS transition without writing any code.

CSS Transitions Panel

Integration With jQuery Mobile

The updated integration with jQuery Mobile in Dreamweaver CS6 makes it easier to write HTML5 Web content and design mobile applications. Use the new jQuery Swatches panel to apply a jQuery Mobile theme to update an entire application or select individual elements to style interface items separately.

Integration With jQuery Mobile

Illustrator CS6

Adjustable user-interface (UI) brightness provides smooth, continuous control of the background's gray scale to quickly match the look of your video tools or work in whatever tone you like. You can set your Illustrator CS6 workspace canvas to white, if that's your preference.

Illustrator CS6

Illustrator Pattern Creation

Here, pattern creation results in cleaner, more exact and easier-to-work-with paths.

Illustrator Pattern Creation

Illustrator Image Trace

With Image Trace, you can convert raster images to editable vectors with clean lines, accurate colors and reliable results, thanks to a new panel and new options. It's now quick and easy to create and adjust traced objects.

Illustrator Image Trace

InDesign CS6

The new Alternate Layout feature duplicates existing content, placing it on new pages with the orientation and page size that you choose.

InDesign CS6

Liquid Page Rules

Determine how pages and objects are adapted when the layout changes. Liquid page rules make designing for multiple page sizes and orientations more efficient.

Liquid Page Rules

Content Collector Tools

Use the Content Collector tools to capture content from one document and use it in another.

Content Collector Tools

Flash Professional CS6

Sprite Sheets can help developers achieve dramatically improved game performances. This is accomplished by loading one single bitmap image containing multiple frames and leveraging the power of the graphic-processing unit (GPU), instead of each movie clip individually.

Flash Professional CS6

AIR Publishing

AIR Publishing expands the audience reach while also improving the user's overall experience. Developers can also more easily create engaging content by leveraging native extensions, which provides access to device-specific capabilities.

AIR Publishing

Adobe Flash Professional Toolkit for CreateJS

The Adobe Flash Professional Toolkit for CreateJS is available as a separate and free download for all CS6 customers. This extension will enable users to leverage the rich animation and drawing capabilities of Flash Professional CS6 and export their assets to HTML5 in one click.

Adobe Flash Professional Toolkit for CreateJS

Photoshop CS6

With the new Content-Aware Patch and Content-Aware Move tools, you can quickly remove unwanted objects and easily extend a background in an image. (Left: original image. Right: after extending the background and removing the objects.)

Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 Crop Tool

With the all-new Crop tool, you can change the format of your images faster and with greater precision with multiple overlays, including Golden Ratio, Golden Spiral, Diagonal, Triangle, Grid and Rule of Thirds, and the ability to save specific crop dimensions and resolutions as presets. You can also adjust perspective while you crop.

Photoshop CS6 Crop Tool

Photoshop CS6 Blur Tool

You can now quickly create three distinct photographic blur effects using a simple new interface with intuitive, on-image controls. (Left: Iris Blur. Middle: Tilt-Shift Blur. Right: Field Blur.)

Photoshop CS6 Blur Tool

Premiere Pro CS6

Trim dynamically using standard J-K-L keyboard shortcuts while playing a portion of the sequence around an edit point or while viewing a section of a sequence with looped playback.

Premiere Pro CS6

Premiere Pro Interface

A new sleek interface puts the focus squarely on content by positioning the Source Monitor and Program Monitor side-by-side at the top of the screen.

Premiere Pro Interface

Three-Way Color Corrector

The redesigned GPU-accelerated Three-Way Color Corrector makes precise color work inside Premiere Pro easier than it's ever been by enhancing and repositioning key interface elements, exposing essential controls the moment you apply the Three-Way Color Corrector to a clip and opening the Effect Controls panel.

Three-Way Color Corrector

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Totem

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is the industry-standard vector graphics software, used worldwide by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for all kinds of media: print, Web, interactive, video and mobile.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Totem

Adobe Audition CS6 Totem

Adobe Audition CS6 software is a cross-platform audio editor that speeds up production for video, radio, music, games and more, with uncompromising quality and intuitive workflows. Integrate with Adobe Premiere Pro software and exchange files with other Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and nonlinear editor programs (NLEs) for smooth collaboration. Edit efficiently, mix using control surfaces, fine-tune using powerful audio restoration tools, and quickly deliver projects that comply with the latest volume standards.

Adobe Audition CS6 Totem

Adobe Design & Web Premium CS6

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium provides a full set of professional tools for graphic design, Website and application development, page layout, and image editing—and for publishing creative content to mobile devices, the Web, print and tablets. The Design & Web Premium suite comprises several industry-standard software programs that are essential to print designers and digital publishing professionals: Photoshop CS6, InDesign CS6, Illustrator CS6, Flash Professional CS6, Fireworks CS6, Dreamweaver CS6 and Acrobat X Pro.

Adobe Design & Web Premium CS6

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Totem

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software is a powerful, flexible, customizable, nonlinear video editor that lets you edit precisely your way. Import and freely combine virtually any type of media, from video shot on a phone to raw 5K and higher resolution footage, and then edit in its native format without wasting time transcoding.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Totem

Adobe SpeedGrade CS6

A new component of Adobe Creative Suite software, Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 offers a streamlined interface and the GPU-based Lumetri Deep Color Engine, giving you confidence in your color decisions. Easily load projects from Adobe Premiere Pro software for grading and finishing. SpeedGrade CS6 software includes professionally designed presets and looks to help you get going quickly. Native Look file support in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop software helps ensure visual consistency across your production pipeline.

Adobe SpeedGrade CS6

Adobe Prelude CS6

Adobe Prelude CS6 software is a video ingest and logging tool that can help you tag and transcode footage rapidly. Searchable markers and other temporal metadata entered in Prelude can help you find the footage you want, when you want it, at any point in production. Easy ingestion of nearly any file-based footage, along with keyboard-driven creation of searchable metadata, lets you keep your eye on the video and work faster, stay organized and streamline production. Create rough cuts and associated metadata that will flow through the entire production process in Adobe Premiere Pro software and other NLEs. Leverage the XMP-based open-platform capabilities of Prelude to integrate with third-party technologies and asset management systems.

Adobe Prelude CS6

Adobe InDesign CS6 Totem

Adobe InDesign CS6 is professional page-layout software that lets you design, preflight and publish a broad range of documents in print, online and on tablet devices. Precise control over typography, built-in creative tools, and an intuitive design environment let you create stunning page layouts faster and more efficiently. Tight integration with industry-leading Adobe software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Flash Professional enables highly productive workflows to flexibly deliver content in print and digital formats. Access Adobe Digital Publishing Suite from within InDesign to create and publish engaging apps for a broad range of devices, such as the iPad, Motorola Xoom and Android tablets.

Adobe InDesign CS6 Totem

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