What`s New in Adobe Creative Suite 2
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Adobe Creative Suite 2
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What’s New in Adobe Creative Suite 2
The complete
design environment
for print, Web, and
mobile publishing
Adobe Creative Suite 2 combines
the full versions of:
• Adobe Photoshop CS2
• Adobe Illustrator CS2
• Adobe InDesign CS2
• Adobe GoLive CS2
• Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
• Adobe Bridge
• Adobe Stock Photos
• Version Cue CS2
Adobe® Creative Suite 2 Premium software is a unified design environment that combines full, new versions
of Adobe Photoshop® CS2, Illustrator® CS2, InDesign® CS2, GoLive® CS2, and Acrobat® 7.0 Professional,
with new Version Cue CS2, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Stock Photos. Delivering the next level of integration
in creative software, Adobe Creative Suite 2 enables designers to realize their ideas anywhere -- in print, the
Web, or mobile devices. Adobe Creative Suite 2 gives designers a cohesive and complete design environment
that lets them fluidly transform their ideas into sophisticated, finished designs for print, the Web and mobile
devices. This powerful, unified design environment also offers more consistent color across components of
the suite, simplified and consistent Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) creation, and enhanced file
collaboration and version management, all of which make it easier to share files and work more productively
with colleagues and clients. Adobe Creative Suite 2 lets designers’ productivity keep pace with their imagination as they breathe life into their creative visions.
Fuel your ideas. When creative ideas are flowing, the last thing any designer wants is to be slowed down by
technical roadblocks. With Adobe Creative Suite 2, they won’t be. Adobe Creative Suite 2 gives momentum
to the creative process, with tight integration and innovative technologies that let creative professionals push
their productivity to new heights. Manage, search for, and preview assets easily using the new Adobe Bridge
visual file browser, with improved access to new Version Cue CS2; view, try, buy, and manage hundreds of
thousands of stock images easily, without leaving Adobe Creative Suite 2, using the new Adobe Stock Photos
service; enjoy more consistent color across components of the suite and create Adobe PDF files more easily
and consistently. Adobe Creative Suite 2 opens a world of production efficiency, so creative professionals can
focus on doing what they love best—designing beautiful content.
Design with agility. Adobe Creative Suite 2 delivers a tightly integrated set of professional design tools,
Table of Contents
Adobe Bridge ............................. p. 2
Adobe Stock Photos ................ p. 5
Help Center and Expert
Support ........................................ p. 6
Consistent color ........................ p. 6
Consistent PDF creation......... p. 8
Adobe Photoshop CS2 ........... p. 9
Adobe Illustrator CS2 .............. p. 9
Adobe InDesign CS2 ............... p. 10
Adobe GoLive CS2 ................... p. 10
Adobe Acrobat 7.0
Professional ................................ p. 11
Adobe PDF reviews.................. p. 11
Version Cue CS2 ........................ p. 12
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enabling superb image-editing, illustration, page layout, Web and mobile authoring, and Adobe PDF workflow support. Offering the full, new versions of the world’s leading design tools—Adobe Photoshop CS2,
Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, and Acrobat 7.0 Professional—Adobe Creative Suite 2 gives
designers such powerful new features as enhanced support for digital images captured in raw format; a new
paradigm in vector graphics creation; significantly more productive page layout tools; and the capability to
design, develop, and deploy mobile sites that conform to open industry standards. And because the components of Adobe Creative Suite 2 are so tightly knit and cohesive, creative ideas flow onto the page uncompromised and undiminished, just as designers envision them.
Work well with others. Designers have the vision, but they don’t work in a vacuum. That’s why Adobe
Creative Suite 2 gives designers the tools they need to collaborate effectively with clients and colleagues.
Features such as efficient and flexible electronic design reviews that now include reviewers who use the free
Adobe Reader 7.0 software and powerful version control within Adobe Bridge using Version Cue CS2, afford
tremendous time and cost savings during the design and print production process. Adobe Creative Suite 2
makes collaboration with clients and colleagues more efficient, more fun, and ultimately more supportive of
the entire design process.
This document introduces the new features in Adobe Creative Suite 2, including high-level descriptions of
the new features in Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe GoLive CS2,
and Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional. It concludes with pricing and availability, a description of what comes in
the box, and system requirements. For detailed information about the new features in Photoshop, Illustrator,
InDesign, and GoLive CS2, as well as Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional and Adobe Stock Photos, please see the
documents indicated in each respective section of this guide.
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Fuel your ideas
Adobe Creative Suite 2 helps remove technical roadblocks to the creative process so that designers can create
artwork, pages, Web sites, and more with greater fluidity and ease. The key way in which Adobe Creative
Suite 2 gives momentum to the design process is through the new Adobe Bridge visual file browser, which is
a greatly enhanced version of the File Browser found in previous versions of Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Bridge
not only allows creative professionals to quickly manage and locate assets but it also provides access to the
new Adobe Stock Photos service and lets designers achieve more consistent color across Adobe Creative Suite
2. Finally, centralized and streamlined Adobe PDF creation is also a tremendous new productivity feature in
Adobe Creative Suite 2.
Adobe Bridge visual file browser
Adobe Bridge is the hub for productivity, imagery, and inspiration in Adobe Creative Suite 2. Accessible
from within Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, and GoLive CS2 as well as independently, Adobe
Bridge allows designers to efficiently organize, browse, and locate the assets they need every day to create
content for print, the Web, and mobile devices. Adobe Bridge keeps native PSD, AI, INDD, and Adobe PDF
files, as well as other Adobe and non-Adobe application files, at designers’ fingertips, and is a natural gateway
to Adobe Stock Photos. With drag-and-drop ease, designers can place assets into their layouts as needed, preview them, add valuable metadata to them, and track them using Version Cue. Adobe Bridge also automates
a variety of traditionally labor-intensive tasks with built-in scripts that work across components of the suite.
An efficient file-management system that gives designers direct access to their creative assets as well as offers
greater control over them, Adobe Bridge greatly expands the power of Adobe Creative Suite 2.
Accessing Adobe Bridge Designers often need to access assets when they’re in the middle of creating an
image composition in Adobe Photoshop, or maybe when they’re designing a page in Adobe InDesign. They’ll
need a different background image, or a client’s logo, or perhaps to import some text. When a designer is so
fully engaged in being creative, even the few rote steps required to find and preview a necessary asset can slow
their productivity to a crawl. So Adobe Creative Suite 2 makes it easy: designers can launch Adobe Bridge
from within Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, and GoLive CS2 and automatically jump to their
home directory in the Bridge browser window, where they can locate the file they need.
Launch Adobe Bridge from the File menu in Photoshop CS2,
Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, or GoLive CS2, or click the Browse
button in the Control palette of those applications.
With a minimum of disruption to their creative flow, designers now have visual access to all of the files on
their hard drive or network. To make more onscreen space available at any time, designers can toggle on a
compact mode for Adobe Bridge, reducing it to a floating palette that can be accessed from any component
of Adobe Creative Suite 2. This makes it easier to drag files out of Bridge and in layouts or comps.
Previewing assets The Adobe Bridge browser window features navigational and informational panes on the
left and a preview area on the right. The pane in the upper left corner is where designers choose the location,
such as their hard drive, a network folder, or a Favorites directory. As they navigate to the desired location,
the preview pane on the right updates interactively, showing thumbnail previews of asset files if they’ve been
embedded with the file.
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Previews in Adobe Bridge can
be resized using the slider at
the bottom of the window,
and you can click a button to
choose Thumbnails, Filmstrip,
Details, or Versions and Alternates view.
Previews in Adobe Bridge are highly interactive and can be customized. They can be resized by simply
dragging the slider at the bottom of the window. Designers can select from Details view, Filmstrip view,
or Versions and alternates view, each of which displays the preview and asset’s metadata in a different way.
When a thumbnail is selected, the Preview pane offers some basic details, such as its file type and creation
date and time; additional information, if available, appears in the Metadata pane at left. Metadata information also appears when you roll the cursor over any thumbnail. Panes can be resized for optimal viewing, and
Adobe Bridge even supports previews of multipage Adobe PDF files.
Adobe Bridge displays
previews of multipage Adobe
PDF documents, as shown in
this Filmstrip view.
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Adding and searching metadata Thanks to support for industry-standard XMP metadata, designers can add
useful information to a file and view that information in Adobe Bridge without having to open the file. Metadata may include everything from digital image capture information such as ISO speed and aperture value to
GPS data to copyright informations.
Adobe Bridge features extensive
support for XMP metadata,
including descriptive information, GPS data, digital camera
data, and stock photo data.
With complete, up-to-date metadata information, designers can conduct complex searches based on metadata criteria to quickly find the assets they need. For example, they can search for all InDesign files that use
a certain Pantone color, or a particular font. Then, when the designer locates the desired asset, he or she can
open it in its originating application by double-clicking the thumbnail preview in Adobe Bridge. Bridge even
launches Microsoft Office applications.
Adobe Bridge lets designers
search across a network and by
multiple metadata criteria.
One-stop shopping with Adobe Stock Photos
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Adobe Stock Photos Availability
At the time this document went
to press, Adobe planned to make
Adobe Stock Photos available for
purchase in the following countries. This list, however, is subject
to change before the launch of
Adobe Creative Suite 2. For the final
list, please visit www.adobe.com at
the time of ship of Adobe Creative
Suite 2.
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Hong Kong
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
USA
One-stop shopping with Adobe Stock Photos
Stock photography is a key component of professional page layouts and Web sites, but acquiring it has historically been a tedious task that involves visiting multiple Web sites, conducting time-consuming searches,
losing track of images, and purchasing from several agencies for a single project. Enter Adobe Stock Photos,
which makes the process much more convenient. Adobe Stock Photos, accessible from within Adobe Bridge,
is an exciting new service to help get designers’ creative juices flowing. Offering designers one-stop shopping
for high-quality, royalty-free stock images from within the familiar Adobe interface, Adobe Stock Photos is an
efficient and convenient way for creative professionals to view, try, buy, and manage stock images from some
of the world’s leading image libraries—or to simply get inspired.
Search and browse stock images Adobe Stock Photos lets creative professionals search for and browse stock
images from a selection of premiere stock suppliers without ever leaving Adobe Creative Suite 2. With a
document open in InDesign, for example, designers can jump to Adobe Bridge, seamlessly search collections
from multiple stock suppliers, browse the results, and download low-resolution comps into their designs
without missing a creative beat. Then they can rename the comps to be more intuitive for their own workflow, and Adobe Stock Photos will preserve the link to the original image for when the designer is ready to
purchase the high-resolution version.
Adobe Stock Photos lets
designers view, try, and buy
stock images from some of the
leading stock photo libraries.
Purchasing and managing stock images When their client approves the layout, the designer can purchase
and download full-resolution images in a single transaction from within Adobe Creative Suite 2, even if they
are buying images from more than one source. Because usage rights are centralized in Adobe Stock Photos,
pricing is straightforward and terms and conditions are consistent, making the process easy to manage. Once
the comps and/or high-resolution images are downloaded, they’re accessible through Adobe Bridge like all
other assets, and can be previewed, organized, and searched for easy retrieval and reuse. Images acquired
through Adobe Stock Photos include extensive metadata information, which travels with the image and
can be searched, customized, and accessed throughout Adobe Creative Suite 2. For more information about
Adobe Stock Photos, see the Adobe Stock Photos Reviewer’s Guide.
With Adobe Stock Photos,
designers can download and
purchase stock images from
multiple suppliers in a single
transaction.
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Help Center and Expert Support Adobe Stock Photos is just one way that Adobe Creative Suite 2
boosts designers’ productivity. Adobe Help Center, a centralized repository for quick, consistent, and
in-depth how-to information for all of the components of Adobe Creative Suite 2, is another. In addition, Adobe Expert Support gives designers direct access to senior Adobe support professionals to help
troubleshoot technical problems and provide how-to advice for times when designers have an idea
but they’re not sure how to execute it in Adobe Creative Suite 2. For more on Expert Support, visit
www.adobe.com/support/expert_support/main.html.
The Adobe Help Center,
available from within
the components of
Adobe Creative Suite 2,
provides access to free
how-to information as
well as to fee-based
Expert Support.
Consistent color onscreen across Adobe Creative Suite 2
Designers don’t want to manage color; they just want it to look right, onscreen and in print. With Adobe
Creative Suite 2, it does. Adobe Creative Suite 2 significantly improves the reliability of color across its components: using Adobe Bridge, designers can synchronize their color settings for Photoshop CS2, Illustrator
CS2, and InDesign CS2 so that they are consistent. So, for example, a designer can create a gorgeous composite in Photoshop, set some type on it in Illustrator, and then place the completed work of art in an InDesign
layout—and the colors will appear consistently in each. In addition, new features in Illustrator CS2 and
InDesign CS2 improve creative professionals’ control over rich blacks and CMYK values.
Synchronizing color settings Designers can synchronize color settings for Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2,
and InDesign CS2 using the Suite Color Settings dialog in Adobe Bridge. Adobe Bridge offers a wide selection of presets for many common workflows, such as North America prepress or North America Web/Internet settings. Once suite-wide color settings are turned on, colors—even spot colors—appear consistent in
Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and designers don’t have to worry about color management any more.
Synchronize color settings for
Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2,
and InDesign CS2 in this one
dialog in Adobe Bridge.
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Creative professionals can speed print production and improve the final printed quality of their work by
selecting a standard press characterization, such as U.S. Prepress Defaults or Japan Color for Newspaper; by
customizing a preset using options specified by their prepress partner; or by simply using a preset shared by
their prepress partner. This will ensure closer matching between a designer’s desktop proof and their printer’s
press characteristics, speeding the proofing process and reducing unwanted (and potentially costly) surprises
at the last minute.
Rich blacks A new preference in Illustrator CS2 and InDesign CS2 controls the onscreen appearance of black,
including rich blacks. Rich blacks, which comprise 100% black plus some CMY values, can result when RGB
blacks are converted to process color. Rich blacks look darker than 100% K blacks, and now designers can
choose whether they want to see and print rich blacks accurately (as dark gray) or consistently, as they have
in the past (solid black).
InDesign CS2 and Illustrator CS2 let
designers display rich blacks accurately (as dark gray) or consistently
(as pure black) both onscreen and
in print.
CMYK control in InDesign CS2 Some designers prefer to do it by the numbers. That’s why there’s a new policy
in the color settings in InDesign CS2 to preserve the CMYK values of imported images. If, for example, a
designer converts an image in Adobe Photoshop and wants those numbers to stick, they will—the designer
doesn’t have to turn off color management to work the way they want and still achieve consistent color.
Profiles still travel with the image, in case they’re needed later in the workflow, but designers will experience
fewer warning dialogs, which reduces confusion and instills greater confidence in the reliability and predictability of color across components of the suite.
The Color Settings dialog in
InDesign CS2 includes an
option to preserve CMYK
values in images imported
from Photoshop.
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Consistent Adobe PDF creation
One of the many enhancements to an Adobe PDF workflow in Adobe Creative Suite 2 is new global Adobe
PDF export presets that allow for consistent Adobe PDF creation from across components of the suite.
Whether designers save an Adobe PDF document from Photoshop or Illustrator, export one directly from
InDesign, export HTML as PDF from GoLive, or use Distiller, they choose from a selection of shared presets.
This greatly simplifies the process, letting designers create Adobe PDF files consistently, reliably, and easily.
Adobe Creative Suite 2 ships with six default presets for a variety of common workflows, including Smallest
File Size, for Adobe PDF files being distributed on the Web or for e-mail-based review; High Quality Print,
which is suitable for design comps; and PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3, for prepress workflows that use those print
industry standard formats. Presets are stored in a single location, which makes them easy to manage, and
they have a common interface, which makes them easy to use. They can be customized for specific workflows, loaded into any component in Adobe Creative Suite 2, and shared with clients and print
production partners.
Adobe Creative Suite 2 features
shared presets and a consistent
interface for easy creation of
Adobe PDF documents.
The PDF presets in Adobe Creative Suite 2 are even shared by Acrobat Distiller, so if designers create their
Adobe PDF files using the Adobe PDF 7.0 Printer in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or GoLive, or if they
print to Adobe PDF from non-Adobe applications, they will still achieve consistent results.
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Design with agility
Adobe Creative Suite 2 includes the full, new versions of the world’s leading design tools. Packed with new
features, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, and Acrobat 7.0 Professional let
designers create content for print, the Web, and mobile devices with greater freedom and flexibility than ever
before. Here are brief overviews of the key new features in these components of Adobe Creative Suite 2.
Greater control over images in Adobe Photoshop CS2
Adobe Photoshop is the benchmark for digital imaging excellence, and Photoshop CS2 introduces new
levels of power, precision, and control with an exciting combination of revolutionary new features and nextgeneration enhancements. Vanishing Point, for example, allows designers to automatically adjust the visual
perspective of their composites so that they can make the most of every creative impulse. Designers can also
be more productive thanks to Smart Objects, which lets them non-destructively edit Illustrator artwork in
Photoshop, and thanks to more intuitive and direct control over multiple-layer selection. Finally, designers can customize their Photoshop environment to suit personal preferences or project requirements, with
custom menus, keyboard shortcuts, and palette locations. Photoshop CS2 pushes the boundaries of digital
image editing and helps designers turn their dreams into designs faster and more easily than ever before. For
more information about the new features in Photoshop CS2, see What’s New in Photoshop CS2.
Paste Illustrator artwork
as a Smart Object in
Adobe Photoshop CS2,
and then freely transform it without a loss of
quality.
New power for vectors in Adobe Illustrator CS2
Adobe Illustrator CS2 puts industry-standard drawing tools at designers’ fingertips so that they can create
logos, artwork, packaging, maps, posters, Web graphics, and much more with ease. And Illustrator CS2 offers
an entirely new paradigm for creating vector graphics, thanks to the new Live Trace feature. Live Trace, a
breakthrough new tracing tool, lets designers convert scanned line-art or bitmap images to scalable, editable
vector paths and anchor points in just seconds. They can also use the new Live Paint feature to easily and
intuitively apply fills and strokes to artwork. And they can access all tools directly from the new contextsensitive Control palette, or open, save and share custom workspaces with palettes arranged exactly the way
they want. For more information about the new features in Illustrator CS2, see What’s New in Illustrator CS2.
Convert bitmap
images (left) to
detailed and
editable vector
drawings (right) in
Adobe Illustrator
CS2.
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Rich, versatile content with Adobe InDesign CS2
Adobe InDesign is the page layout program of choice for leading graphic designers and publishers around
the world, streamlining layout and production while improving the visual quality of the final piece of work.
Now InDesign CS2 delivers innovative features that once again introduce new levels of production efficiency
while nurturing a flexible creative process. With InDesign CS2, designers can more easily search for and
incorporate assets into their layouts using the new Adobe Bridge; save drop shadow, fill and stroke, text attributes, and other settings as object styles for quick, consistent formatting throughout a document; control
the visibility of layers in imported Photoshop and Adobe PDF files; collaborate more effectively thanks to
enhanced integration with Adobe InCopy CS2; and save selected text and graphics elements on a page—
including relative positioning—as snippets that can be dropped into any layout for reuse. For more information about the new features in InDesign CS2, see What’s New in InDesign CS2.
Control which layers and layer
comps are visible in imported
Photoshop images in Adobe
InDesign CS2.
Standards-based Web and mobile authoring with GoLive CS2
Adobe GoLive CS2 takes Web and mobile authoring to the next level with innovative new tools for building Web sites and creating mobile content, as well as with tighter integration with the other components of
Adobe Creative Suite 2. Now designers can produce Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)-based Web sites more easily
using intuitive drag-and-drop CSS objects to lay out pages, significantly reducing the complexity of working with and letting designers produce visually rich sites that have all of the advantages of CSS—smaller site
file sizes, improved accessibility, and simplified maintenance. In addition, GoLive CS2 expands its support
for mobile content and application development based on open standards such as XHTML and SVG-t, so
designers can now design, develop, and deploy mobile content that adapts smoothly to a wide variety of
devices. GoLive CS2 also integrates more tightly with other components of Adobe Creative Suite 2 with such
new support as direct export of InDesign content to XHTML Web pages. For more information about the
new features in GoLive CS2, see What’s New in GoLive CS2.
Adobe GoLive CS2 supports Cascading
Style Sheets in a visual layout.
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Effective collaboration and printing with Acrobat 7.0 Professional
Collaborate more effectively with clients and colleagues and prepare designs created in other components of
Adobe Creative Suite 2 for print using Acrobat 7.0 Professional. The new capability to enable commenting
tools in the free Adobe Reader 7.0 expands the circle of participants in e-mail-based reviews, while improved
print production features let designers generate more reliable, high-quality final output: preflighting now
supports droplets for automation; print production tools let creative professionals correct common mistakes
in Adobe PDF documents, such as converting RGB images to CMYK; enhanced output previews minimize
last-minute problems; and improved support for the PDF/X and JDF print industry standards allow creative
professionals to work together more effectively, so that everyone can meet critical deadlines and stay on tight
budgets. For complete information about the new features in Acrobat 7.0 Professional, see the Acrobat 7.0
Professional Reviewer’s Guide.
The Acrobat 7.0 Professional Print Production toolbar (lower left) lets designers correct common problems in Adobe PDF documents; droplets
(upper left) automate the preflight process; the improved Preflight dialog (right) features enhanced support for the PDF/X standard.
Work well with others
Effective collaboration is critical to a smooth and efficient design process. Creative professionals lose valuable
time each day searching for files, preparing files for hand-off, tracking feedback from clients, and many other
essential tasks—but tasks that nonetheless detract from time spent doing what they love to do most: being
creative. Adobe Creative Suite 2 takes great strides in streamlining electronic-review and version-control
processes to enhance communications between designers, their clients, and their print production partners,
saving everyone time and money and helping them meet their deadlines and stay on budget.
Flexible and inclusive design reviews
Electronic design reviews have long been a strength of Acrobat, with features such as the capability to initiate
e-mail-based reviews, robust tools that let reviewers comment on documents electronically, and the Review
Tracker to manage feedback. Acrobat 7.0 Professional makes electronic reviews more flexible and inclusive
with a new feature that allows even more clients and colleagues to participate.
Commenting and overprint preview in Adobe Reader 7.0 With Acrobat 7.0 Professional, creative profession-
als can work more flexibly with clients who use the free Adobe Reader 7.0 and who don’t own a full version
of Acrobat. Designers simply turn on a set of Reader extensions when they initiate an e-mail-based review
from within Acrobat 7.0 Professional, thereby expanding their circle of reviewers, improving their communications with clients, and streamlining the review process.
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Acrobat 7.0 Professional allows
clients or colleagues with only
the free Adobe Reader 7.0 to
participate in electronic design
reviews.
Because reviewers using the free Adobe Reader 7.0 may be unfamiliar with commenting on Adobe PDF
documents, the software helps them through the process. Commenting tools appear automatically, along
with instructional text, highlighted in yellow, that explains how to use them. A How To pane gives
additional instructions.
Instructional text (in yellow,
under the toolbar) and a How-to
pane (at right) guide reviewers
who are using the free Adobe
Reader 7 to mark up Adobe PDF
documents with comments.
With extensions enabled in Adobe Reader 7.0, reviewers can also toggle on an overprint preview preference.
Overprint preview mode provides an onscreen simulation that approximates how blending and overprinting will appear in color-separated output. Allowing clients to see this effect in Adobe Reader 7.0 can reduce
potentially costly errors that might occur later during print production.
Powerful version control with Version Cue CS2
Creative professionals spend at least 10% to 20% of their time managing files—finding, opening, moving,
and renaming the many file versions generated in typical creative projects. That’s a lot of lost hours. But
creative professionals can get this time back using Version Cue CS2, the file-version manager that has been
enhanced and improved in Adobe Creative Suite 2 to be more intuitive, visual, and robust. Creative professionals can now manage and share both Adobe and non-Adobe project files, access historical file versions as
well as version “alternates,” access Version Cue through Adobe Bridge, and use Version Cue to initiate Adobe
PDF reviews.
Simplified file versioning Version Cue lets designers access historical versions of files as well as parallel
“alternates” of project files, including both Adobe and non-Adobe file formats. Alternates give designers much more flexibility. They can create two or more versions of a comp, for example, define one as the
primary version and the others as alternates, and send all out for review. Other valuable uses of alternates
include creating print, Web, and foreign language versions of documents.
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The Version Cue Save As
dialog now lets designers
create alternate versions
of files.
Collaboration and file sharing With Version Cue, designers can share file versions with peers with confidence
that their work won’t be lost and that edits don’t conflict. For example, if a designer opens a Version Cue
file at the same time as someone else on the design team, Version Cue will ensure that one version doesn’t
overwrite the other. When a Version Cue project file is opened, Version Cue actually creates a working copy
on that individual’s hard drive, and then the designer can save a new version back to Version Cue from the
working copy when he or she is ready. In addition, it will store all versions of a file with consistent, clear
names, to avoid the confusion that can occur when multiple members of a team use different file-naming
conventions.
Access through Adobe Bridge With Adobe Creative Suite 2, designers can organize, access, and search
Version Cue file versions within Adobe Bridge, and preview search results without having to open the file.
Version Cue workspaces can appear in the Favorites pane, making versions easier to find, and as with other
assets, designers can view scalable thumbnail previews for all available Version Cue project files. They can
even choose to view versions or alternates. They can identify which files are the newest versions, which files
are in use, and if they’re synchronized—without opening the file. Other useful information includes the
name of the last person who worked on the file and comments that describe what he or she did.
Designers can preview
versions or alternates
of Version Cue project
files from within Adobe
Bridge (versions are
shown here).
The search capabilities in Version Cue CS2 have also been improved—namely, designers can conduct
Version Cue searches from within Bridge, and they can search on expanded metadata file information as
well as search by project.
When a designer opens a Version Cue file from Bridge, Adobe Creative Suite automatically launches the
appropriate software depending on the file type—Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive
CS2, or Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional—and the designer can get to work. New status bars in Photoshop
CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, and GoLive CS2 also let designers see the status of their open Version
Cue documents at a glance.
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The Version Cue status
bar in Photoshop CS2.
Adobe PDF review initiation While creative professionals can install and use Version Cue right out of the
box, a host of advanced file-administration features is also available. Version Cue includes a browser-based
administration utility from which advanced users and IT managers can define security options, manage
user privileges, export and back up projects, and batch delete old versions of files. One of the new features
in this administration utility is the capability to initiate browser-based Adobe PDF reviews and host internal
Acrobat reviews on a Version Cue workspace. This can be especially useful if a designer has to cull several
Adobe PDF files together to send out all at once, and eliminates the need to have a dedicated server to host
online reviews, or involve IT departments to set it up.
The Version Cue CS2 administration utility lets designers
initiate Adobe PDF reviews.
Adobe Store Pricing
$1199 (U.S.) Premium Edition
$899 (U.S.) Standard edition
Adobe Store Pricing for Upgrades
to Premium Edition
$749 (U.S.) from Adobe Photoshop
$549 (U.S.) from the Adobe Creative
Suite 1.
1.x
Adobe Store Pricing for Upgrades
to Standard Edition
$499 (U.S.) from Adobe Photoshop
$349 (U.S.) from the Adobe Creative
Suite 1.
1.x
Availability and pricing
In the United States and Canada, Adobe Creative Suite 2 is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2005.
The price for Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition at the Adobe store is $1,199 (U.S.) for all platforms.
Upgrade pricing in the United States and Canada Licensed users of Photoshop may upgrade to Adobe
Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition at the Adobe store for $749 (U.S.). Licensed users of Adobe Creative
Suite 1.xx may upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition at the Adobe store for $549 (U.S.).
Educational pricing Educational pricing for the full version of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Edition at
the Adobe store is as follows:
Region
Expected Availability
Second Quarter 2005
Estimated Street Price
U.S. and Canada
US$399
International English
€469
European Languages2
€429
Danish
€379
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International English version is available in all regions except North America.
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European language versions are French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Dutch.
Volume licensing is also available. Please see www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/openoptions/main.html for information.
Online ordering Adobe Creative Suite 2 may be ordered directly from Adobe (please visit
www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite for availability). Orders placed online will be shipped to customers. The suite is also available through Adobe’s worldwide distribution network of software retailers and mail-order outlets, as well as through Adobe value-added resellers and system integrators. In
addition, Adobe transactional and contractual volume licensing plans provide flexible options for
enterprises that want to make volume purchases of Adobe Creative Suite 2. Details are available at
www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/openoptions/main.html.
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System Requirements*
Macintosh
• PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor
• Mac OS X v.10.2.8 through v.10.3.8
(10.3.4 through 10.3.8 recommended; G5 requires v.10.3 or later),
Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1
• 384MB of RAM to run any one creative application with Adobe Bridge
and Version Cue Workspace
• Additional RAM required to run multiple applications simultaneously
(512MB to 1GB recommended)
• 4GB of available hard-disk space to
install all applications (installation of
common files requires at least 1GB
on primary hard disk)
• 1,024x768 monitor resolution with
16-bit video card (24-bit screen
display recommended)
• CD-ROM drive
• For Adobe PostScript® printers:
PostScript Level 2 or PostScript 3™
• Internet or phone connection
required for product activation
• QuickTime 6.5 required for
multimedia features
• Broadband Internet connection
required for Adobe Stock Photos
and additional services (The Adobe
Stock Photos service may not be
available in all countries, languages,
and currencies and is subject to
change. Use of the service is governed by the Adobe Stock Photos
Terms of Service. For details, visit:
www.adobe.com/adobestockphotos)
Windows
• Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor
• Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with
Service Pack 4, or Windows XP with
Service Pack 1 or 2
• 384MB of RAM to run any one creative application with Adobe Bridge
and Version Cue Workspace
• Additional RAM required to run multiple applications simultaneously
(512MB to 1GB recommended)
• 3GB of available hard-disk space to
install all applications (installation of
common files requires at least 1GB
on primary hard disk)
• 1,024x768 monitor resolution with
16-bit video card (24-bit screen
display recommended)
• CD-ROM drive
• For Adobe PostScript® printers:
PostScript Level 2 or PostScript 3™
• Internet or phone connection
required for product activation
• QuickTime 6.5 required for
multimedia features
• Broadband Internet connection
required for Adobe Stock Photos
and additional services (The Adobe
Stock Photos service may not be
available in all countries, languages,
and currencies and is subject to
change. Use of the service is governed by the Adobe Stock Photos
Terms of Service. or details, visit:
www.adobe.com/adobestockphotos)
Availability of other language versions French and German versions of Adobe Creative
Suite 2 are expected to ship within 45 days of the initial release. Adobe also expects to ship Danish, Dutch,
Italian, Spanish, and Swedish versions of Adobe Creative Suite 2. The availability of other language versions,
as well as all pricing, upgrade, and support policies for other countries, will be provided separately.
Package contents
Premium Edition
Standard Edition
Description
Photoshop CS2
✔
✔
The professional standard in
desktop digital imaging
Illustrator CS2
✔
✔
Reinventing vector illustration
InDesign CS2
✔
✔
A new standard in professional layout
and design
GoLive CS2
✔
Professional standards-based Web
and mobile authoring
Acrobat 7.0
Professional
✔
Collect, produce, and share
intelligent documents
Adobe Bridge
✔
✔
Visual file browser
Adobe Stock Photos
✔
✔
Manage the entire process of working with
stock photos
Version Cue CS2
✔
✔
Integrated file version management
Design Guide
✔
✔
Educational material
About Adobe Systems
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated builds award-winning software solutions for network publishing, including Web, print, video, wireless, and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging,
dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage, and deliver visually rich, reliable
content. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is the second largest PC software company in the U.S.
with annual revenues exceeding $1.6 billion.
* System requirements are subject to
change until ship.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110-2704 USA
World Wide Web
http://www.adobe.com
Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, Adobe Audition, Adobe Encore, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Studio, After Effects, GoLive, Illustrator, ImageReady, InCopy, InDesign, PageMaker, Photoshop,
PostScript, PostScript 3, and Version Cue are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, and Macintosh
are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Intel is a registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Pentium is a
registered trademark or a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. PowerPC is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States. Microsoft
and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© 2005 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
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