Adobe CS5.5 Creative Suite
What is Creative Suite?
Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 software is the ultimate toolkit for designing eye-catching print content, immersive digital magazines1, elegant eBooks, and websites based on HTML5/CSS3 standards. And now, bring your rich designs to life on smartphones and tablets, including the iPad, Motorola XOOM™, and more.
See what’s new in CS5.5 Design Premium
Develop websites using HTML5 and CSS3. Design eBooks with video, audio, and greater control over layout and typography. Create digital magazines with 360° rotation and panoramas for viewing on tablet devices.1
Find out what you've been missing
Learn about features introduced since CS3 to help you efficiently tackle everyday tasks. Realize your vision with cutting-edge 3D, animation, and paint tools; creative effects and typographic features; and more.
Explore what can you do
Translate even your wildest ideas into exceptional results. Move fluidly among software components as you create eye-catching content in whatever mix of print, web, interactive, and mobile design your project demands.
Express ideas faster and accelerate key project workflows
Racing to keep up? Save time using dozens of features in Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 Design Premium software that make quick work of everyday tasks and finicky details in Adobe Photoshop® Extended, Illustrator®, InDesign®, and Acrobat® Pro. Streamline workflows such as creative reviews through integration with Adobe CS Live online services.1,2
Breakthrough image editing in Photoshop Extended
Create compelling digital images with Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended, the industry standard in digital imaging. Paint with realistic strokes, make exacting refinements, and use a wide range of workflow and performance features to accelerate everyday tasks.
Creative 3D possibilities
Quickly add depth and create unusual effects using 3D editing tools in Photoshop CS5 Extended. Create attention-getting 3D logos and artwork from text and shapes and edit, manipulate, and paint directly on 3D models.
Vector graphics for virtually any medium
Create scalable vector artwork for projects ranging from logos to billboards and from animations to interface elements. Used by design professionals worldwide, Adobe Illustrator® CS5 provides powerful drawing tools and expressive natural brushes for creating attention-getting content.
High-quality page layout and production
Lay out, preflight, and produce stunning page layouts with Adobe InDesign® CS5.5, an intuitive design environment that offers precise control over typography and built-in tools for creative effects.
Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop
Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop magically fills in the space left behind. Match lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed.
Complex image selection made easy
Produce highly accurate masks and make selections faster with Photoshop CS5 Extended. Even the trickiest image elements, such as hair and foliage, can be masked quickly and accurately to produce realistic composite images.
Puppet Warp in Photoshop
Precisely warp or stretch graphics, text, or image elements to create unique new looks for your designs.
Easy 3D extrusions in Photoshop Extended
Create stunning 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, or layer mask with the Adobe Repoussé feature in Photoshop CS5 Extended. Twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and inflate these designs, and then apply materials such as chrome, mud, and grass to achieve different looks.
64-bit performance with Photoshop
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process very
large images up to ten times faster by taking advantage
of cross-platform 64-bit support.
Content-Aware Scaling in Photoshop
Automatically recompose an image as you resize it, preserving vital areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions with Content-Aware Scaling in Photoshop. Get the perfect image in one step without cropping and retouching.
Photoshop Smart Objects in Dreamweaver
Insert any Photoshop PSD document in Dreamweaver to create an image Smart Object tightly linked to the source file. Make changes to the source image, and update your image in Dreamweaver without opening Photoshop.
Perspective drawing in Illustrator
Draw shapes in accurate 1-, 2-, or 3-point linear perspective to create the look of realistic depth and distance.
Beautiful strokes in Illustrator
Dynamically create and edit strokes with infinitely adjustable widths, precisely position and scale arrowheads and dashes, and finely control the scaling of art brushes along a path in Illustrator/a>.
MMultiple artboards in a single Illustrator file
Work on up to 100 artboards of varying sizes in one Illustrator/a> file — named, organized, and viewed the way you want.
Blob Brush in Illustrator
Use the Blob Brush in Illustrator to draw a stroke that generates a clean, filled, vector shape as you sketch, even when strokes overlap.
Gradients exposed in Illustrator
Interact with gradients right on your object. Set gradient angle, position, and elliptical dimensions. Add and edit colors using sliders — all with immediate feedback where you work.
Simplified InDesign object selection and editing
Save time by performing finicky layout tasks efficiently. Manipulate frames and frame content without switching tools in InDesign CS5.5. Dynamically adjust white space between objects to reposition page items. Use on-object controls to modify frame corners directly in the layout.
Multiple page sizes in one InDesign file
Include different page sizes in a single InDesign document, and apply the same master page to different-size layouts.
GGap tool in InDesign
Quickly adjust the size of a gap between two or more items. The Gap tool is a one-step way to adjust your layout by directly manipulating the white space.
Paragraphs that span or split columns
Quickly create text that spans or splits into multiple columns in just a few steps.
Live Preflight in InDesign
Preflight while you design for better results, greater time savings, and lower production costs. Continuous preflighting alerts you to potential production problems in real time.
Design your web pages under real-world browser
conditions with Live View in
Dreamweaver — while still retaining direct access to
the code. Changes to the code are instantly reflected in
the rendered display.
Design your web pages under real-world browser conditions with Live View in Dreamweaver — while still retaining direct access to the code. Changes to the code are instantly reflected in the rendered display.
Multiscreen Preview in Dreamweaver
View website designs as they would appear on screens of different sizes and resolution, all within a single, easy-to-use panel in Dreamweaver CS5.5.
Action Wizard in Acrobat Pro
Automate routine, multistep PDF tasks more easily in Acrobat X Pro. The Action Wizard guides you through creating an Action, which is an automated sequence of steps that can be applied to a single PDF or batches of files.
Acceleration of key project workflows
Boost efficiencies in your day-to-day design and production work with Adobe CS Live online services.1,2 Streamline reviews, initiate web-based meetings, share and collaborate on documents, and efficiently preview web pages on multiple browsers and operating systems — all from within your web browser.
Visual media browsing
Find files fast by browsing thumbnails instead of filenames with Adobe Bridge. Or browse thumbnails and place files from the Mini Bridge panel in Photoshop CS5 and InDesign CS5.5.
Help when you need it
Take advantage of Adobe Community Help, an online service for instruction, inspiration, and support that enables you to find the best answers for your Adobe product questions, no matter where they may be found.
Consistent Adobe user interface
Work quickly and intuitively thanks to a consistent
user interface across all Design Premium components.
Enjoy a shorter learning curve and stay more focused on
the art of design.
Performance on newer operating systems
Take advantage of the power and performance of newer Apple and Microsoft operating systems so you can work more quickly. And Photoshop CS5 is 64-bit native, which means even faster image-editing no matter which computer platform you use.
Path join enhancements in Illustrator
Join open paths in a single keystroke with objects selected, choosing corner joins or smooth joins.
Multi-file place in InDesign
Import several files in one step. See thumbnail views of the different files and cycle through them until you find the one you want to place.
Improved preflight in Acrobat Pro
Reduce errors and delays at the printer. Preview, preflight, correct, and prepare PDF files for high-end print production and digital publishing. Run checks and fixes on selected objects, and view improved reports.