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 IllustratorWork 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 fileEfficiently 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 documentsLink 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 PhotoshopExperience 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 IllustratorEasily create seamlessly tiled vector patterns. Experiment freely with repeating patterns that can be edited at any time.
Video editing in PhotoshopEdit 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 PhotoshopFinesse 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 IllustratorConvert 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 IllustratorApply 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 InDesignUse 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 PhotoshopCrop images fast and precisely using the hardware-accelerated, nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas and see the adjustments live.
Blur Gallery in PhotoshopQuickly 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 PhotoshopEnhance 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 PhotoshopProtect 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 PhotoshopGenerate geometric pattern fills more easily with new Scripted Patterns.
Drawing enhancements in PhotoshopDraw 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 PhotoshopEasily 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 PhotoshopExperience more than 50 creativity and productivity boosts directly requested by users.
Small, high-impact enhancements in InDesignTake 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 IllustratorPerform 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 servicesEnjoy integration with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite,† Adobe Creative Cloud™, and Adobe Touch Apps within individual components of Design Standard.
Work with lightning-fast creativity in Photoshop and IllustratorDiscover 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 InDesignSwiftly 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 softwareUse familiar tools to easily apply your creative expression to an expanded world of design applications.
Benefit from timesaving enhancements in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesignStay focused on creativity with more than a dozen improvements that can help boost your efficiency every day.
Integrate with other Adobe tools and servicesGo beyond Creative Suite 6 with other tools from Adobe that expand your ability to create, publish, and collaborate with others.