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Everything You Should Know About Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5)

Yesterday, Adobe finally unveiled much anticipated Creative Suite 5 and its new features.  The Adobe Creative Suite 5 product line brings full-version upgrades of its leading tool such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Dreamweaver etc., whereas Adobe team also brings Flash Player 10.1, CD Live and Adobe AIR 2 in its new version. While creative designers and industry experts are very much excited about the new release from Adobe, I am here to discuss about highlights of its new applications and also listing amazing features of some applications which are going to be rolled in Adobe CS5 release. Most probably Adobe CS5 will be available from 15th of May in this year.

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Introduction of Adobe Creative Suite 5

  • Five editions are coming in Adobe Creative Suite 5 : Web Premium, Production Premium, Design Standard, Design Premium and the Master Collection.
  • Adobe Premiere and After Effects are only 64 bits while all other creative tools will available in 32 bits and 64 both for both Windows and Mac.
  • Adobe dropped their previous edition, i.e., Web standard.
  • Flash Catalyst, a new product, is included in all editions except Design Standard.
  • Flash Builder 4 (previously Flex Builder) is now bundled with the Design Premium and Master Collection editions.
  • Adobe is also introducing CS Live, featuring integration with online content and digital marketing measurement and optimization capabilities for the first time.
  • The Adobe CS5 also released Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR® 2, which are optimized for high performance on mobile screens.

Rates of Adobe Creative Suite 5 editions

You can also compare all these editions here.

Features of Adobe CS Live

Adobe CS Live integrates with Adobe CS5 which is basically set of five online services that helps designers to focus on creating their best work by collaborating with other creative professionals. It only comes with Design Premium edition and complimentary for a limited time. 5 online services of Adobe CS live are :

  • Adobe BrowserLab, an indispensable tool for testing Web site content across different browsers and operating systems.
  • Adobe CS Review, which enables designers to review directly from within Creative Suite 5 applications online.
  • Now you can access to Acrobat.com services, such as Adobe ConnectNow and Adobe Buzz word to meet live with your clients or other fellow designers around the globe. With this feature, you can setup a online workspace where your other team-mates can access all documents, layouts and other important works related to any project.
  • Adobe Story, a collaborative script writing tool which helps to write and edit scripts online and offline by you and your team-mates.
  • SiteCatalyst NetAverages helps you to provide all the latest news about browsers, operating systems, mobile platforms which affects your designs. This will help you in reducing the guess work you do while working on some web design or mobile web design.

Features of Flash Catalyst


I think the release of Flash Catalyst is basically to bring back the losing popularity of Flash. Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 software is an approachable new interaction design tool.

  • Transform Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork into expressive, fully interactive projects without writing any code.
  • Use Flash Catalyst to shorten the client pitch process. You can instantly show interative projects to clients when you are presenting your ideas without requiring development resources.
  • You can quickly create video portfolios with navigation and playback controls to publish on the web with minimum steps.
  • Flash Catalyst integrates with Adobe Flash Builder and the Flex framework to add functionality such as connectivity to servers and services while preserving your visual and interaction design.
  • You can add video created with Adobe Flash Professional to your Flash Catalyst projects in order to provide a more compelling user experience.

Features of Adobe Photoshop CS5

  • Content Aware Fill
  • Complex selection made easy
  • Puppet Warp
  • Superior HDR imaging
  • Better Media Managment
  • Efficient Workflow
  • 3D extrusions with Adobe Repousse
  • State-of-the-art raw image processing
  • Enhanced 3D realism and rich materialism
  • 64 Bit support for both Windows and Mac
  • Extraordinary Painting effects

To see live demos of above features, click here.

Features of Adobe Illustrator CS5

Shapebuilder tool

  • Perspective Drawing
  • Fully controlled Beautiful Strokes
  • Crisp graphics for web and mobile
  • Shape builder tool
  • Roundup editing with Flash Catalyst
  • Bristle Brush
  • Multiple artboard enhancements
  • Drawing enhancements
  • Resolution independent effects
  • Integration with Adobe CS review

To see live demos of the above features, click here.

Features of Adobe InDesign CS5

Multiple page sizes

  • Interactive documents and presentations
  • Simplified object selection and editing
  • Track text changes
  • Redesigned layers panel
  • Export to Flash Professional
  • Ebook Creation
  • Multiple page sizes
  • Paragraphs than span or split columns
  • Production enhancements
  • Live captions

To see lives demos of above features, click here.

Features of Adobe Flash Professional CS5

  • Text Engine
  • Code Snippets Panel
  • ActionScript Editor
  • XML based FLA source file
  • Creative Suite Integration
  • Flash Builder Integration
  • Video Improvements
  • Wide content distribution
  • Spring for Bones
  • Deco drawing tools

To see live demos of above features, click here.

Features of Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Integration with Adobe BrowserLab

  • Integrated CMS support
  • CSS inspection
  • Integration with BrowserLab
  • PHP custom class hinting
  • Subversion support
  • CSS started pages
  • Integration with Business Catalyst
  • Site specific code hinting

To see lives demos of above features, click here

Features of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

New Mercury Playback Engine

  • New Mercury Playback Engine
  • Expanded native tapeless workflows
  • Script to screen workflow
  • Tapeless camera support in Adobe OnLocation CS5
  • Native support for DSLR cameras
  • Streamlined encoding with revamped Adobe Media Encoder
  • Client reviews made simple
  • Faster editing with metadata
  • Dozens of timesaving improvements
  • Ultra keyer
  • Searchable web DVDs with Adobe Encore CS5

To see live demos of above features, see here.

Features of Adobe After Effects CS5

Color LUT Support

  • Roto Brush
  • AVC-Intra and enhanced RED support
  • Color Finesse
  • Digieffects FreeForm
  • mocha for After Effects v2
  • Auto-Keyframe mode
  • Color LUT support
  • Refine Matte effect

To see live demos of above features, click here.

Some links of Adobe CS5 which might be helpful for you

So now its your turn to tell us what do you think about Adobe CS5 features? Will you upgrade your most favorite design software to the latest release? Do tell us your views about the Adobe CS5 in our comments section below.

15 Responses to Everything You Should Know About Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5)

  1. Kay | Print Calendars says:

    This sounds pretty awesome! I can’t wait to try this, I am not really an expert with Adobe but I am really amazed with the things that it can do with photos. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  2. Loveish says:

    You explained each and everything about Adobe Creative Suite 5. Great Post Bro :)
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  3. haytham says:

    very nice info to help us deciding moving to newer version or not
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  4. Gus says:

    What about Adobe ULTRA ? – for video compositing Ultra is / was excellent – yet strangely missing from CS5 ??? …

    please let me know !

    angusbizemail@yahoo.com

  5. Mini Laptop says:

    Does CS5 really worth that money? I don’t think so!

  6. subzero525 says:

    very nice post Yogesh Mankani thanks body for this valuable information
    now i decided to try thos new version
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  7. Plastic Cups says:

    Amazing. Adobe has really added some tasty new features and applications to Creative Suite.
    Flash Catalyst looks really interesting. It is tempting to upgrade but I don’t know if I can justify the cost, CS3 is still working great for me.

  8. Watch the losers online says:

    I definitely think it is worth the cost. So many different things you can do.. I’m really not sure what I’d do without it!

  9. Interesting new feature and package. But how will CS5 make use of Multiprocessor machine both in the PC and Macintosh.

  10. IT Tech says:

    Does anyone come across of problem computer crashed when run CS5 creative suite.
    My computer is Windows XP 32 bits.

    Thanks

  11. Really great product but too damn expensive in my opinion.

  12. minijuegos estrategia says:

    Don’t really like the suite but can’t do anything without Adobe Illustrator.

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