Adobe Delivers Creative Suite 5 Design Premium

Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium, the ultimate toolkit for expressing and publishing ideas in print, on the web, as interactive content and on mobile devices. Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium includes all new versions of Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended , Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5 Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 and Adobe Fireworks CS5, as well as Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, integration with new Adobe CS Live services and Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 for interaction design without writing code. A new version of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Standard will also be available.

"Producing a Creative Suite capable of designing fantastic visuals is expected of Adobe but, in our view, that's no longer sufficient," said John Loiacono, senior vice president and general manager for Creative Solutions at Adobe. "With content going mobile and a publishing market poised for a new generation of devices, publishers and designers are relying on Adobe to also now deliver the functionality and precision to develop amazing work for display across virtually any medium. That's why Creative Suite 5 is such a compelling release."

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium gives designers the power to create a range of interactive and digital content without writing code. The all-new Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 enables those familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator to quickly transform their artwork into interactive user experiences. This comes in advance of the much anticipated release of Flash Player 10.1, which is optimised for high performance on mobile screens and designed to take advantage of native device capabilities for a richer, more immersive user experience. Digital documents, publications and presentations can be enhanced with new features in Adobe InDesign CS5 that allow users to design with interactivity, motion, sound and video to connect people to content in compelling new ways.

More than 150 new features anchor Creative Suite 5 Design Premium. Advanced painting and drawing techniques in Illustrator CS5 and Photoshop CS5, combined with features that offer increased power and precision, allow designers to quickly, intuitively express creative concepts for print and digital media. New Refine Edge selection technology in Photoshop CS5 makes complex image selections possible by precisely detecting and masking the trickiest types of edges, such as hair and foliage, while eliminating background colour contamination. Once a selection is made, the image element can be removed and Content-Aware Fill replaces the missing pixels in a quarter of the time it used to take manually, matching lighting, tone and noise so it looks like the deleted content never existed. InDesign CS5 features new and enhanced tools and on-object controls that speed up and simplify repetitive everyday page layout tasks. With a single tool, users can select, align, distribute, rotate, reposition, crop and scale frame and frame content to intuitively modify page design in almost half the time. InDesign CS5 is also powering the transition to digital publishing with new features, such as enhanced EPUB support. Illustrator CS5 includes new stroke options, enabling users to dynamically create and edit strokes with variable widths.

Adoobe Creative Suitee 5 Design Premium and Standard are scheduled to be available within 30 days through Adobe Authorised Resellers, the Adobe Store and Adobe Direct Sales. Estimated street price for the suites is expected to be £2,303 (ex-VAT)  for Master Colleccction CS5, £1,509 (ex-VAT)  for CS5 Design Premium, £1,429 (ex-VAT)  for CS5 Web Premium, £1,509 (ex-VAT)  for CS5 Production Premium and £1,032 (ex-VAT)  for CS5 Design Standard. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available. Design Premium CS5 integrates with Adobe CS Live Services, which are complimentary for a limited time