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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection What’s New
Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Master Collection
Design and deliver across media
Tell your story from start to finish using Adobe’s full range of creative tools. Featuring new
ways to design and develop for print, web, and interactivity as well as industry-leading
performance for video production, Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection that enables
you to generate amazing work, collaborate effectively, and deliver virtually anywhere.
Master Collection provides ultimate flexibility for choosing exactly the tools you need at the moment—
all at your fingertips—so you can create content for a variety of print, web, interactive, and video projects.
Adobe Creative Suite 5
Master Collection combines:
• Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended
• Adobe Illustrator® CS5
• Adobe InDesign® CS5
• Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro
• Adobe Flash® Catalyst™ CS5
• Adobe Flash Professional CS5
• Adobe Flash Builder™ 4
• Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5
• Adobe Fireworks® CS5
• Adobe Contribute® CS5
• Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5
• Adobe After Effects® CS5
• Adobe Soundbooth® CS5
• Adobe Encore® CS5
• Adobe OnLocation™ CS5
Additional components:
• Adobe Bridge CS5
• Adobe Device Central CS5
• Adobe Dynamic Link
Integrates with new
Adobe CS Live online services*
Use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to design a corporate identity that includes vector-based logo artwork that
can scale from a tiny web icon up to the size of a roadside billboard. Create an interactive interface using
Adobe Flash Catalyst to deliver your corporate vision online. Lay out a long document that you can
export to eBook reading devices from Adobe InDesign CS5, and sell your book on a website developed
with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.
Tell stories for virtually any screen, enhancing HD video productions with high-resolution imagery from
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended and intricate effects created in Adobe After Effects CS5. Edit smoothly
in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, add audio with Adobe Soundbooth CS5, and test for the small screen using
Adobe Device Central. Design and deliver immersive experiences across desktops, browsers, and mobile
devices by importing designs from Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign into Adobe Flash Professional CS5
where you can add interactivity and motion that bring your concepts to life.
With Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection, you can:
Design without boundaries. Discover new design tools and groundbreaking ways to extend your
creative reach using Adobe’s full range of Creative Suite products. Design sophisticated interactivity
using Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, paint with lifelike natural brush strokes using Adobe Photoshop CS5
Extended, and draw accurately in perspective using Adobe Illustrator CS5. Take ideas into Adobe After
Effects CS5 for expressive motion and blockbuster visual effects. Design fully interactive documents
using Adobe InDesign CS5. Whatever your output, create outstanding work with one comprehensive
offering that provides the ultimate design environment.
Work swiftly and with precision. Work more efficiently with the wealth of productivity enhancements
introduced in this release. Fluidly edit large, high-definition video and motion graphics projects as
quickly and easily as those in standard definition, thanks to industry-leading 64-bit performance in After
Effects CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, and Photoshop CS5 Extended. Work at least ten times faster with
high-resolution images in Photoshop CS5 Extended, where you can also enjoy better edge detection and
masking. Handle rotoscoping in a fraction of the time with the new Roto Brush in After Effects. Edit and
view more accurate displays of dynamic web content in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.
Streamline critical processes through integration with Adobe CS Live online services*. Accelerate
time-consuming activities and collaborate widely thanks to integration with new CS Live online services
that include Adobe CS Review for design feedback, Adobe BrowserLab to accurately preview websites,
Adobe Story for script development, and Acrobat.com to enhance communication around the globe.
* CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
Top benefits
Who benefits from Master Collection?
Design without boundaries
•Flash Catalyst for interactive design
without writing code (Page 2)
•Extraordinary image creation and
editing in Photoshop (Page 3)
- Mixer Brush
- Bristle qualities
- Adobe Repoussé
Individual creative professionals, including print designers, web and interactive designers and
developers, print and video production staff, animators, video editors, motion graphics designers,
and effects specialists. Master Collection appeals to professionals who need a wide range of Adobe
products to complete their work, who move back and forth among tools, and who deliver a diverse
mixture of projects to a variety of media.
Creative group managers who oversee design and production teams and are typically interested
in the economies offered by Master Collection. They need to equip their teams with up-to-date
tools to stay competitive, and are primarily concerned with efficiency and the bottom line. The
benefits of a single license and a single install for such a broad array of products is attractive, as is
the price of Master Collection.
•Innovative vector drawing and
painting in Illustrator (Page 4)
- Perspective drawing
- Beautiful strokes
- Bristle Brush
Educators who need to supply students with a variety of resources for learning about all aspects of
creative design and production. Master Collection enables students to develop real-world skills
across an array of media using the most current tools. Particularly with educational discounts, the
economies of Master Collection resonate with teachers and institutional buyers, as does the
efficiency and ease of a single installation process.
•Immersive interactive design and
delivery in Flash Professional
(Page 6)
- Rich typography
- XML support
•Interactive documents and
presentations in InDesign (Page 7)
- Animation panel
- Object States panel
- Timing panel
- Export options
Top new features of Master Collection
Design without boundaries
Discover a host of new creative possibilities and get your ideas flowing with these exciting features.
Work swiftly and with precision
•Industry-leading performance
enhancements in Adobe Premiere
Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop
(Page 7)
•Expressive motion and effects
tools in After Effects, including the
new Roto Brush (Page 8)
•Web feature enhancements
including Dynamically Related
Files in Dreamweaver (Page 9)
•Powerful productivity tools in
Photoshop Extended, Illustrator,
and InDesign (Page 9)
- Truer Edge
- Shape Builder
- Variably sized pages
Interactive design without writing code
Design sophisticated interactive content and create functional interfaces in new Adobe Flash
Catalyst CS5—without writing code. Flash Catalyst is built with the designer in mind, combining an
intuitive user interface and familiar toolset with the expressiveness, consistency, and reach of the
Adobe Flash Platform. The result: a feature-rich interaction design tool you can successfully use to
publish SWF files or Adobe AIR® applications without writing code.
With Flash Catalyst, you can transform your vision into compelling online experiences and you can
deliver perfect project files to developers who use Adobe Flash Builder to add functionality and
integration with servers and services.
Streamline critical processes
through integration with
CS Live online services*
(available separately)
•Adobe CS Review (Page 11)
•Adobe BrowserLab (Page 11)
•Adobe Story (Page 12)
•Acrobat.com (Page 12)
Transform static Photoshop,
Illustrator, and Fireworks
designs into fully interactive
projects using Flash Catalyst.
* CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
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Start your project by designing in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Fireworks. Import your artwork into
Flash Catalyst, and then use intuitive menu commands to convert individual elements into
functional interactive components such as buttons, sliders, and scrollbars.
Flash Catalyst is developer-friendly, and writes code in the background while you focus on creating
content that’s expressive and interactive. Using the open-source Adobe Flex® framework as its
underlying structure, Flash Catalyst helps ensure that when you have to hand off more complex
projects to a developer, everything is in place, correct, and ready to go. Files are saved in FXP
format—the same file format that Flash Builder uses—making the work easy for developers.
Extraordinary image creation and editing
Explore lifelike, naturally textured painting in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, along with exciting
new 3D capabilities. With new ways to blend colors and new bristle qualities, you have virtually
endless possibilities for creating outstanding expressive effects—from enhancing photographic
images in unusual ways to painting directly on a blank canvas. And you can add dimension to your
imagery with 3D extrusions using Adobe Repoussé technology.
Mixer Brush
Use the Mixer Brush to fill a single brush with multiple paint colors. Then blend paint colors with
underlying canvas colors to achieve results that rival traditional painting media. Control how wet
the canvas is, and whether and how quickly the brush refills or cleans after each brush stroke. You
can also use a dry brush to blend a photograph’s colors and produce beautiful, painterly results.
With the Mixer Brush, you can transform a photographic original into an expressive painting. From the original photograph at the left, add a Mixer Brush layer (center), and
end up with the finished artwork at the right.
Better media management
with these new or enhanced
features in Adobe Bridge CS5
• Flexible batch renaming,
including savable presets
of regularly used settings
• Advanced text and imagebased watermark options when
outputting PDF documents
• Convert image files to JPEG
format for an easy way to share
files via websites and galleries
• Faster navigation between
open folders with an improved
Path bar
• Precise adjustment of the size
and quality of images in the
Web Gallery
• Support for drag-and-drop
actions between Bridge CS5
and other Creative Suite
components
• Easy placement of files from
Bridge into Photoshop
documents as Smart Objects
• A Publish panel with simple
options to output files to disc
and upload images to popular
sharing sites
Bristle qualities
Enjoy unprecedented control
over brush qualities such as
shape, length, thickness,
stiffness, and angle. Specify a
round, curved brush tip with
long, fine, flexible bristles, or a
flat, blunt brush tip with short,
thick, stiff bristles. Use Live Tip
Preview to view a dynamic
representation of the brush tip
as you paint, and save your
favorite brush tips for future use.
Control brush qualities with a
remarkable variety of options.
Live Tip Preview provides
dynamic feedback as you paint.
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Adobe Repoussé
Repoussé is an ancient technique for embossing artwork on the surface of metals. Inspired by this
technique, Photoshop Extended offers a powerful new feature for creating eye-catching 3D
artwork. Use Adobe Repoussé to invent attention-grabbing 3D content for print or interactive
content, animations, or immersive environments.
With Adobe Repoussé, you can extrude,
bevel, bend, shear, and twist any text
layer, selection, path, or layer mask.
Start with Repoussé shape presets, or
experiment with settings for depth, scale,
X and Y angle, and more. Then apply
lighting and materials to create effects
never before possible in Photoshop.
Innovative vector drawing and painting
Quickly and more accurately represent depth and distance using new perspective tools in Adobe
Illustrator CS5. You can now precisely control stroke width, arrowheads, and dashes. Use the new
Bristle Brush to draw with the expressive quality of watercolors, oils, and pastels, but with the
scalability and editability of vectors.
Perspective drawing
Use Illustrator to draw accurate scenes and objects that need the look of perspective. It’s now easy
to create realistic depth on your 2D surface without needing to build horizon lines and guides from
scratch. Use perspective grids to draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1-, 2-, and 3-point linear
perspectives, easily moving objects from one plane to another. You can also create objects in flat
space and then apply them to a perspective plane, where they will correctly transform in shape.
Easily set up perspective
grids the way you want and
create objects anywhere on
the grid. You can even edit
live text in perspective.
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Beautiful strokes
Use variable-width controls to create any stroke shape you
can imagine. Adjust them quickly at any point, symmetrically
or along either side. Create complex, custom-width profiles
that you can save and subsequently apply to any stroke.
Work in a completely new way with arrowheads. Pick an
arrowhead shape, and then control placement and scaling
from within the Stroke panel.
Control arrowheads in the Stroke
panel—even choose whether to
align the tip or the base of the
arrowhead to the path endpoint.
In one step,
click to add the
control and
drag to change
stroke width.
Control alignment of dashes
on a stroke. Dashes can now
be positioned symmetrically
around corners and evenly at
the ends of paths, adjusting
automatically to fit.
Choose to have
dashes intelligently
handle sharp points.
Bristle Brush
Paint freely in Illustrator CS5 with the vector-based Bristle Brush to create lifelike brush strokes.
You don’t have to sacrifice the editability and scalability of vectors in order to achieve expressive
painted effects. Set bristle characteristics such as size, length, thickness, and stiffness. Set brush
shape and bristle density along with paint opacity. And save brush characteristics for later use.
Select options for the Bristle Brush to
achieve just the feel that you want.
One technique is to paint inside of a
mask. With the Bristle Brush, stroke
freely all over the areas of your mask,
trying different colors and opacities,
painting as loosely as you wish.
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Adobe Flash Builder
Immersive interactive design and delivery in Flash Professional
Adobe Flash Builder (formerly
Adobe Flex® Builder™) is a
professional Eclipse-based
developer tool that enables
interactive step-through
debugging, intelligent coding,
and visual design of the user
interface and behavior for
Flex applications. Adobe Flash
Builder 4 Standard is included
with CS5 Master Collection.
Create print-quality interactive typography in with new text capabilities that include advanced
styling controls. Enjoy improved cross-product integration and workflow productivity thanks to
the XML-based FLA file format called XFL. And choose to write your ActionScript code in Flash
Builder and then test, debug, and publish your content in Adobe Flash Professional CS5.
Rich typography
Designers have come to expect rich typographic control in applications like InDesign and Illustrator.
Flash Professional CS5 now supports the new Text Layout Framework built into Flash Player 10,
enabling you to use print-quality typographic functionality including kerning, ligatures, tracking,
leading, threaded text blocks, and multiple columns. The new text engine also supports
maintaining layout and text formatting when importing content from other Adobe products.
The new text engine in Flash Professional CS5 allows
you to set professional-quality text in your layouts.
XML support
Flash Professional CS5 uses an XML-based implementation of the FLA file format called XFL that
both accurately maintains data in a Flash document and makes the individual elements easier to
manage and use. Use of FLA source files provides a richer environment in which to exchange data
with other Creative Suite components including Illustrator, Flash Catalyst, InDesign, After Effects,
and Encore.
The change from FLA
to XFL format is
transparent, allowing
you to work with
project files in the
same way as before,
only with more control.
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Enhanced eBook document
design with InDesign CS5
Create compelling eBooks
with enhanced support for
the EPUB file format. Author
eBooks that can be read on
a variety of devices such
as the Apple iPad, Sony
Reader, Barnes & Noble nook,
mobile phones, or personal
computers using Microsoft ®
Windows® or Mac OS.
Interactive documents and presentations
Bring your page layouts to life with interactivity, motion, sound, and video in Adobe InDesign CS5.
Add engaging animation to your documents and presentations, and attract new audiences by
delivering a memorable, enhanced reading experience.
Animation panel
Animate objects using motion presets or easily specify custom
duration, speed, rotation, scale, and opacity of animations.
Quickly edit an animation’s motion path using the Pen tool.
Object States panel
Create multi-state objects
that have different
appearances, such as text
in multiple languages,
each viewable by clicking
a button.
Timing panel
Control animation timing
and playback without a
timeline. Determine when
objects such as bullets in a
presentation appear.
Set up the order in which
states appear by dragging
them up and down in the
Object States panel.
Preview motion in the Animation
panel (watch the butterfly
demonstrate the effect). Easily edit
any motion path and see the change.
Perfect the moves
of animated
elements using
the Timing panel.
Export options
Take advantage of support for SWF and MP3 formats to engage and excite your audiences. Export a
document or presentation from InDesign to SWF format for playback in Adobe Flash Player or a
browser. Export a document as an interactive PDF file, complete with video and sound.
Work swiftly and with precision
Find performance and productivity enhancements across a number of tools that help you get the
results you want in less time and more smoothly than ever.
Industry-leading performance enhancements
Work faster thanks to multiple performance gains made possible by native 64-bit support and the
new Mercury Playback Engine. With expanded native 64-bit support, After Effects, Adobe
Premiere Pro, and Photoshop make the best use of all available RAM on your system, so you can
work ten times faster in high resolution. New GPU acceleration in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
enables quick image cropping, color picking, and brushwork.
The Mercury Playback Engine speeds effects processing and rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro. You
can work as rapidly and fluidly on HD projects as on SD projects, and check edits without rendering
delays. Open projects faster, scrub through HD and higher resolution projects fluidly, and handle
long-form content and effects-heavy sequences with rock-solid stability. Even rendering your final
output is much faster than before.
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The Mercury Playback Engine sets a new standard in high-performance editing with or without
GPU acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
The Mercury Playback Engine is used on a multicore system with nine layers of
DVCPROHD footage played back in real time, with color correction and other effects
applied. All CPU cores are used equally, and the timeline plays back smoothly.
When you add GPU acceleration, performance gets even better. The same nine-layer
timeline drops CPU usage down to 5–10%. Even with the complicated timeline in this
project, more layers and effects could be stacked without affecting real-time playback.
Expressive motion and effects tools such as the new Roto Brush
In Adobe After Effects CS5, you can take advantage of dozens of subtle but important changes that
streamline your workflow and enable you to create amazing motion graphics and blockbuster
visual effects while delivering your work to the widest possible variety of screens.
Now, you can rotoscope more easily than ever by quickly isolating foreground elements using the
revolutionary new Roto Brush that works much like the Quick Select tool in Photoshop. Remove a
foreground subject from footage with a complex background without painstaking frame-by-frame
painting. Simply paint strokes inside the foreground object in one frame, and let After Effects
determine where the margins of the object are located in each subsequent frame.
Use the Roto Brush to
separate foreground
elements from complex
backgrounds in a
fraction of the time it
would take using
traditional rotoscoping
techniques. Teach the
Roto Brush how to
process one frame, and
it automatically tracks
the footage and applies
the same criteria across
multiple frames.
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Content management
support in Dreamweaver
Create dynamic websites
more easily with full
support for leading content
management frameworks,
including Joomla!, Drupal,
and WordPress.
Web feature enhancements including Dynamically Related Files
Design and develop full-featured websites with exciting new enhancements in Adobe
Dreamweaver CS5 such as Dynamically Related Files.
One of the biggest challenges in developing sites with a web-based content management system is
understanding how a page will look when finally assembled. The Dynamically Related Files feature
simplifies navigation of nested file structures, which helps you build and update pages faster and
makes management tasks easier for complex sites. With Live View enabled, Dreamweaver renders
the page as it will appear in standards-compliant browsers, complete with dynamic, databasedriven content and server- and client-side logic.
With a single click,
Dreamweaver discovers all
of the external files and
scripts necessary to
assemble the page and
displays their filenames in
the Related Files toolbar.
Powerful productivity tools
Do more in less time and streamline everyday tasks with features such as Truer Edge selection
technology in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, the Shape Builder tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5,
and variably sized document pages in Adobe InDesign CS5.
Truer Edge in Photoshop CS5
Make highly precise selections quickly and easily for fast, accurate compositing. New, intelligent
selection technology offers better edge detection and more accurate masking for complex
subjects such as hair. Automatic color decontamination helps you eliminate background color
around the edges of a selection, resulting in more seamless compositions when placing extracted
subjects onto new backgrounds.
Edge Detection uses adaptive selection technology to create
selections along different edge types, such as a simple line, like
the contours of a face, or a more complex edge, such as hair.
Original image.
Refined selection edge.
Extracted subjects against new background.
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Shape Builder in Illustrator CS5
Intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes by dragging the cursor across overlapping shapes and
paths to create new objects and add color. Without accessing multiple tools and panels, you can
quickly unite, exclude, trim, and more. For example, you can draw a stroke across a the middle of a
circle and quickly create two half-circles—no need to open a panel or choose another tool.
Turn on Cursor Swatch
Preview to see color
swatches on your cursor.
Drag the cursor
across selected
shapes to
merge them.
Design an icon quickly with overlapping
objects, and then use the Shape Builder
tool to merge and subtract shapes.
The completed icon
consists of one white
shape on top of one blue.
Coloring fills and strokes is easier now, too. The Shape Builder tool includes interactive color
selection for quickly filling closed or partially closed areas of your artwork, automatic gap
detection, and the option of choosing whether or not to automatically fill new shapes.
Variably sized pages in InDesign CS5
Now you can streamline design and production by including different page sizes in a single
InDesign document. In a project that includes a magazine layout with foldouts, or a marketing
collateral project with brochures of different dimensions, changing a paragraph style or color
swatch no longer requires updating separate files.
Use the new Page Selection tool to select individual pages, which you can resize using Control
panel options. You can even apply the same master page to document pages of varying sizes and
use the Page Selection tool to reposition
master content for different layouts.
Combining multiple page sizes in a single
InDesign file makes it much easier to lay out
documents with complex folds, such as this
magazine with a cover flap. Multiple page sizes
are shown in the Pages panel and pasteboard.
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Streamline critical processes through integration with CS Live online services*
(available separately)
CS Live online services include Adobe CS Review for design feedback, Adobe BrowserLab to
accurately test websites, Adobe Story for script development, and Acrobat.com to enhance
communication with clients and colleagues around the globe.
Adobe CS Review
Enjoy faster, more efficient creative reviews with CS Review, which integrates with components of
CS5 Master Collection. Initiate a shared review from within Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, and
then invite colleagues and clients to view it online. Your invitees receive an email to gain access to
the review. They see the document displayed in a browser where they can use commenting tools
to add notes immediately visible to all.†
To initiate a shared review, simply click Access CS Live on the Application bar
in InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator, and then choose Create New Review.
Comments made by reviewers in a browser window
appear in InDesign in the CS Review panel.†
Adobe BrowserLab
Adobe BrowserLab is an easy, fast solution for previewing web pages and testing local content in
popular browsers and on leading operating systems. Use Live View navigation in Dreamweaver to
quickly and accurately check your code and your CMS design themes, freeze your JavaScripttriggered interactions, and then send this “snapshot” of the page directly to BrowserLab for an
accurate preview in the browsers and operating systems of your choice.
* CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
† When the CS Review online service goes live, certain aspects of its web client user interface will differ from what is shown here. Integration
with CS Review will not be available for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 when the software initially ships. Integration capability is expected to be
available for Adobe Premiere Pro users later in 2010.
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Adobe BrowserLab*
allows you to view
web pages and
applications in
multiple browsers
without having the
specific operating
system or browser
installed on your
local computer.
To compare how different browsers render their content, use Onionskin view in BrowserLab* to
overlay the same page in two different browsers or browser versions to easily spot the differences.
You can also define a custom set of browsers to test in BrowserLab for a particular project.
Adobe Story
Develop scripts and shot lists with Adobe Story, part of CS Live online services*. The new
collaborative script-development tool treats script elements as metadata, accelerating production
and post-production, and helping to create engaging experiences with your content.
The Formatting toolbar provides familiar editing controls. In addition,
Story supports keyboard commands for fast, efficient navigation.
Color coded character dots help you quickly identify
characters appearing in each scene. View the name of
a character by placing the cursor over a character dot.
Adobe Story automatically
numbers each scene.
The Outline panel in the Authoring view
provides a high-level overview of your script.
Scene duration is
calculated based on
preset or custom formulas.
The Tagging panel lets you manually identify
individual elements and production requirements
that can be color-coded or displayed in boldface.
Acrobat.com
Collaborate online with team members and clients through Acrobat.com*. Share ideas, discuss
details, and complete work with others using the Adobe ConnectNow web conferencing solution.
Write and edit projects and proposals using Adobe Buzzword, a proven and robust online word
processor. Work with colleagues to create and deliver stunning client presentations using
Acrobat.com Presentations, and share spreadsheets or simple databases using Acrobat.com Tables.
* CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
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System Requirements
Windows
Mac OS
•Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel
Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); Intel
Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom II required for
Adobe Premiere Pro
•Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
• Processor with 64-bit support required for
Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
•2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
•Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3;
Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate,
or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2
recommended); or Windows 7
•64-bit edition of Windows Vista or Windows 7
required for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
• Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3
required for GPU-accelerated performance in
Adobe Premiere Pro
•26.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation;
additional free space required during installation
(cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive
file system or on removable flash-based
storage devices)
•2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
•1280x900 display (1280x1024 recommended) with
qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
• 24.3GB of available hard-disk space for installation;
additional free space required during installation
(cannot install on removable flash-based
storage devices)
•Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated
performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit
www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the
latest list of supported cards
•1280x900 display (1280x1024 recommended) with
qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
•Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop
require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and
OpenGL 2.0
•Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated
performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit
www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the
latest list of supported cards
•7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video
formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
•Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop
require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and
OpenGL 2.0
• Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–
capable graphics card with at least 64MB of VRAM
•7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video
formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
•Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape
for SD/HD workflows
•OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV
capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
•Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or
Microsoft Windows Driver Model
•Core Audio-compatible sound card
•DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive for burning DVDs;
external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray
Disc media)
•Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
•QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime
and multimedia features
•Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export
SWF files and to play back DVD projects exported
as SWF files
• Broadband Internet connection required for
online services*
For updates to system requirements and more detailed information
about video hardware compatibility, visit
www.adobe.com/go/mastercollection_systemreqs.
•DVD-ROM drive (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs;
Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
• Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
Expected ship date
Second quarter 2010
For more information
Product details:
www.adobe.com/products/
creativesuite/mastercollection
• QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime
and multimedia features
• Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to export
SWF files and to play back DVD projects exported
as SWF files
• Broadband Internet connection required for
online services*
* This product may allow you to extend its functionality by accessing certain features that are hosted online, including CS Live online
services (“Online Services”), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The Online Services, and some features thereof, may
not be available in all countries, languages, and/or currencies and may be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the
Online Services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Online Privacy Policy, and access to some services may require user
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Adobe Flash authoring tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection
With Creative Suite 5, Adobe delivers a variety of tools with the capability to author interactive content for the Adobe Flash Platform.
Each project you work on is unique, presenting various requirements and specifications regarding design, development, and
deployment. This comparison chart is a quick reference that will help you choose the best tool or tools for what you want to accomplish.
Flash Professional
Flash Catalyst
InDesign
Flash Builder
Typical
projects
Rich content, interactive
video content, advertising,
games
User interfaces, rich Internet
applications, microsites,
prototypes, widgets
Documents, presentations,
and portfolios in both print
and digital formats
Rich Internet applications
Product
description
An authoring tool that
enables you to create
immersive experiences that
can include video content
An interaction design tool
that enables you to transform
artwork into functional
interfaces and interactive
content
A page layout tool that
enables you to design
high-quality documents,
interactive presentations, and
portfolios
An integrated development
environment (IDE) that
enables you to develop rich
Internet applications
Project
approach
Free-form design
Structured interaction design
Free-form design
Structured development
Project
organization
Timeline and frames
Pages and states
Pages and layers
Projects
Motion
capabilities
Advanced vector animation
Transitions, basic movement
Transitions, motion presets,
motion along paths
Transitions
Video
playback
Encoding & advanced
playback controls
Basic video playback controls
Basic playback controls
Advanced playback controls
Extensibility
ActionScript coding or
components
Flash Catalyst components or
export to Flash Builder to add
more functionality
Only if content is opened in
Flash Professional
Flex coding/components,
ActionScript coding/
components
Coding
knowledge
required
Some ActionScript coding
None
None
Advanced ActionScript
or MXML
Playback
support
Flash Player, AIR, Flash Lite,
iPhone*
Flash Player 10, AIR
Flash Player 10
Flash Player, AIR
*Packager for iPhone preview, included with Flash Professional CS5, compiles ActionScript bytecode into native iPhone application code.
iPhone applications are distributed as iPhone application installer (IPA) files, via the iTunes store.
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