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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium
Deliver innovative ideas in print, web, interactive, and mobile design
Discover powerful new creative tools for expressing your ideas and crafting artwork that
stands out. Finish your work faster, with numerous enhancements to the tools you use
every day. Extend the reach of your designs to new media without writing code. Streamline
creative reviews and other essential but time-consuming tasks.
As a designer, your job is to create content with impact—content that attracts, informs, inspires, and
persuades. Often, this means coming up with solutions that no one has ever seen before—including you.
With Design Premium, you can translate even your outrageous ideas into reality, moving smoothly and
efficiently across multiple media.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design
Premium combines:
•Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended
•Adobe Illustrator® CS5
•Adobe InDesign® CS5
•Adobe Flash® Catalyst CS5
•Adobe Flash Professional CS5
•Adobe Dreamweaver® CS5
•Adobe Fireworks® CS5
•Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro
Take advantage of Flash Catalyst CS5 to design interactive content without ever writing a line of code.
Bring page layouts to life by adding sound and motion in InDesign. Create expressive artwork with
groundbreaking painting tools in Photoshop Extended and Illustrator. Polish off routine tasks more
quickly, from masking images in Photoshop Extended to finessing strokes in Illustrator to fine-tuning
layouts in InDesign.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium software combines Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator
CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, and
Acrobat 9 Pro as well as Adobe Bridge CS5, Device Central CS5, and integration with new Adobe CS Live
online services*.
Additional components:
•Adobe Bridge CS5
•Adobe Device Central CS5
Integrates with new
Adobe CS Live online services*
* CSLive online services are complimentary
for a limited time. See the last page for
details and limitations related to all Adobe
online services.
Brand new in CS5 Design Premium, Flash Catalyst CS5 equips you to design interactive content using intuitive tools that leverage
skills you already have—and without writing code.
Top new benefits
With Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium, you can:
Explore new creative realms
•Realistic painting effects in
Photoshop CS5 Extended (Page 2)
•Fluid vector painting in Illustrator
CS5 (Page 4)
•Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe
Repoussé in Photoshop CS5
Extended (Page 5)
Explore new creative realms. Break fresh creative ground with innovative tools. Achieve beautiful
painterly effects using lifelike brush strokes in Photoshop Extended and expressive vector-painting
brushes in Illustrator. Use 3D extrusion tools in Photoshop Extended to create eye-catching
artwork for print layouts, animations, or immersive environments.
Express your ideas faster
•Truer Edge selection technology in
Photoshop CS5 Extended (Page 6)
•Beautiful strokes in Illustrator CS5
(Page 7)
•Simplified object selection and
editing in InDesign (Page 8)
•Multiple page sizes in a single
InDesign document (Page 9)
•More efficient CSS-based design in
Dreamweaver CS5 (Page 10)
Extend the reach of your designs to new media without writing code. Deliver your work onscreen
to connect with more people in more ways. Use new Flash Catalyst CS5 to transform Photoshop and
Illustrator artwork into high-quality interactive content and navigation elements for web pages and
user interfaces without writing code. Or use InDesign to easily add impact to page layouts and
presentations by incorporating hyperlinks, buttons, page transitions, video, and sound. Publish book
layouts in eBook reading format with high fidelity to your original design.
Extend the reach of your designs to
new media without writing code
•Interactive content design in
Flash Catalyst CS5 (Page 11)
•Dynamic digital documents in
InDesign CS5 (Page 12)
•Superior text layout and typography
in Flash Professional CS5 (Page 13)
•Simplified mobile content design in
Fireworks CS5 and Device Central CS5
(Page 14)
Maximize your design time by
stream­lining critical non-design tasks
•Accelerate reviews through
integration with Adobe CS Review
(Page 14)
•Web-page preview with Adobe
BrowserLab, a CS Live online
service* (Page 15)
Built to run on the latest
operating systems
CS5 Design Premium takes advantage of the power and performance
of the latest Apple and Microsoft
operating systems so you can work
more quickly. And Photoshop CS5
Extended is 64-bit native, which
means even faster image-editing
no matter which computer platform
you use. (Design Premium set-up can
also install a 32-bit version of Photoshop Extended, if you do not have a
64-bit system.)
Express your ideas faster. Turn your ideas into reality more quickly and intuitively than ever
before. Work faster and more efficiently using more precise image-selection tools in Photoshop
Extended, variable-width strokes in Illustrator, and intuitive object-selection features in InDesign.
Maximize your design time by streamlining critical non-design tasks. Accelerate essential
but time-consuming tasks such as creative reviews with new Adobe CS Live online services*,
which integrate with components of Design Premium. Use Adobe CS Review to initiate an
immediate online shared review from within Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, or InDesign. Hold a
meeting online and share your screen by accessing ConnectNow, a web conferencing service in, with a single click from your design software. Also preview web pages in multiple
browsers and operating systems with Adobe BrowserLab, another new CS Live online service.
Who uses Design Premium?
Graphic designers use Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium to design content for a wide range
of media, including print, web, interactive, and mobile devices.
Graphic designers are versatile professionals who apply their visual communication skills to a
rapidly expanding variety of projects. Over the last 15 years, with the explosion of new forms of
media from the Internet to the mobile phone, designers have faced tremendous pressure to
continually learn new software and design techniques in order to produce work that stands out.
Design Premium eases these challenges by providing a set of integrated tools for editing images,
creating vector graphics, laying out print and web pages, crafting interactive designs, delivering
content for mobile devices, and more.
Designers also face obstacles to preserving the integrity of their designs when they need to
collaborate with technical colleagues such as developers. Communicating design intent to web,
interactive, and application developers can be challenging—designers and developers speak
different languages, and important nuances of designers’ vision can be lost in translation. Design
Premium enables designers to express their vision directly using robust tools that draw on their
existing skills and don’t require them to conquer code. Now designers can preserve the quality and
integrity of their designs much further into the development process, handing off content without
fear that the final result will be very different from what they envisioned. And for some types of
projects, designers can even finish the work themselves.
Top new benefits in Design Premium
Explore new creative realms
Discover powerful new creative tools in Photoshop and Illustrator for crafting artwork that stands
out in a wide range of media.
Realistic painting effects with Photoshop CS5 Extended
New tools enable you to paint in much the same way you would using real-world brushes and
paints. With a new Mixer Brush tool, new bristle qualities, and new ways to blend colors, Photoshop
CS5 Extended offers virtually endless possibilities for creating outstanding expressive effects, from
enhancing photographic images in unusual ways to painting directly on a blank canvas.
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Use the Mixer Brush tool to fill a single brush with multiple paint
colors, and then blend the paint colors with the underlying canvas
colors to achieve results that rival traditional painting media. Or
use a dry brush to blend a photograph’s colors and produce
beautiful painterly results. Fine-tune your work by controlling
how wet the canvas is, whether and how quickly the brush refills
or cleans after each brush stroke, and the mixing proportions of
paint color to canvas color. Photoshop CS5 also provides
unprecedented control over brush qualities such as shape, length,
thickness, stiffness, and angle. For example, you can specify a
round, curved brush tip with long, fine, flexible bristles, or a flat,
blunt brush tip with short, thick, stiff bristles. Use the Live Tip
Preview to view a dynamic representation of the brush tip as you
paint, and save your favorite brush tips for future use.
Whether or not you’ve ever wielded a real-world paintbrush and
mixed watercolors, acrylics, or oils, you’ll appreciate the promise
of painting freely and naturally in Photoshop CS5.
With a variety of brush presets and settings for brush properties (above left
and left), you can create an expressive image (below). The Bristle Brush
Preview (right) provides dynamic feedback as you paint.
With the Mixer Brush tool, you can transform a photographic original into an expressive painting. (Original photograph, left; Mixer Brush layer, center; finished artwork, right.)
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Fluid vector painting with Illustrator CS5
You don’t have to sacrifice the editability and scalability of vectors in order to enjoy the expressiveness of painting. Paint freely in Illustrator CS5 with the vector-based Bristle Brush to produce
lifelike brush strokes. Create a new Bristle Brush, choosing from ten brush shapes ranging from
round point to flat fan. Then use settings for size, bristle length, bristle density, bristle thickness,
paint opacity, and stiffness to fashion exactly the brush you want. A preview window shows you
how the Bristle Brush and its brush stroke will look. Each brush stroke creates a path that can be
edited just as easily as if it had been created with the Pen or Pencil tool in Illustrator. Get the most
out of the Bristle Brush using a tablet with a Wacom 6D Art pen, which responds automatically to
pressure, bearing, tilt, and rotation.
With the Bristle Brush, you can enjoy the
flexibility of vectors along with the feel and
appearance of painting in natural media.
Choose from Bristle Brush presets that range from Round Point
to Flat Fan, or customize your own Bristle Brush to achieve
precisely the effect you want.
Bristle Brushes can be used in a variety
of ways. You can paint traditionally or
you can brush along text shapes to
create scrubby or soft-edged typographic effects. The Bristle logo (above)
works equally well onscreen or on a
billboard because it’s all purely vector.
Deliver crisp graphics for web,
interactive, and mobile designs
in Illustrator CS5
Create resolution-independent
vector graphics that appear sharp
in Dreamweaver, Flash Catalyst,
Flash Professional, and Fireworks—
and on virtually any screen. With
Illustrator CS5, you can create clean,
crisp artwork that aligns accurately
on pixels, letting you confidently take
your artwork to PNG, JPG, GIF, or
other raster formats. New controls
streamline artwork creation for the
web by automatically correcting
drawn artwork to make sure it aligns
to the pixel grid, eliminating blurred
edges and “split pixel” lines. New
options for text anti-aliasing provide
precise control for the appearance
of different fonts and type sizes, and
each text frame can have its own
anti-aliasing setting for optimal
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Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé in Photoshop CS5 Extended
Convenient asset handling with
Adobe Mini Bridge
Take advantage of a customizable
panel in Photoshop CS5 Extended
and InDesign CS5 to sort, filter, and
drag files directly into your artwork
or layout without ever leaving your
design software.
Repoussé is an ancient metalworking technique for embossing artwork on the surface of metals
such as gold, silver, copper, tin, and bronze. Inspired by this technique, Photoshop Extended offers
a powerful new Repoussé feature for creating eye-catching 3D artwork.
In Photoshop, start with a 2D element such as a text layer, selection, path, or layer mask, and then
choose 3D > Repoussé. The 2D path is converted into a 3D object or “mesh” that you can extrude
and then manipulate in a variety of ways. For example, you can control how far the object extrudes
and whether it curves, bends, or twists. You can also apply a bevel to both the front and back
surfaces of the extruded object and inflate a surface so that it appears as a smooth, curved surface.
Additional settings let you apply materials such as brick, brushed steel, fabric, rusty metal, stucco,
and wood. 3D-axis and rotation tools allow you to examine the 3D object from different angles as
you work.
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 much more (below). Then apply
lighting and materials (below right) to create effects never previously possible in Photoshop.
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More timesaving features in
Photoshop CS5 Extended
See Adobe Photoshop CS5/
Photoshop CS5 Extended What’s
New to learn more about these and
other new productivity features:
•Use Content-Aware Fill to remove
any object or image detail and
automatically fill in the space left
behind with lighting, tone, and
noise that match the surrounding
area—so it looks as if the removed
content never existed.
•Use Puppet Warp to quickly and
precisely reposition or warp any
image element.
•Enjoy productivity and creativity
boosts thanks to dozens of features
and enhancements requested by
Photoshop users. Straighten images
automatically, choose colors from
an onscreen color picker, adjust the
opacity of many layers simultaneously, and more.
Express your ideas faster
CS5 Design Premium includes dozens of features designed to reduce the number of steps required
to complete common tasks. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver—the tools you use
every day—all offer numerous enhancements to help you make fast work of your next project.
Truer Edge selection technology in Photoshop Extended
Photoshop CS5 Extended takes the time and frustration out of making precise image selections
and masks, providing you a faster way to extract subjects from their backgrounds and create
realistic composites. New intelligent selection technology offers better edge detection and faster,
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 on new backgrounds.
Experienced Photoshop users know that getting a perfect
selection requires continually modifying your selection
technique to respond to the varying characteristics of an
edge—for example, one method for hair and another for
the edge of a building. With new adaptive selection-edge
modification controls in Photoshop CS5 Extended, you can
produce highly accurate masks and selections faster and
more simply than before. Smart Radius automatically
matches the best selection approach with the subject’s
changing edge characteristics, and extra view modes assist
you in previewing the quality of your selections. The
Refine Radius and Erase Refinements tools customize your
masks and selections as you make them. These tools, in
combination with the color decontamination settings, help
eliminate any residual background color from around the
edges of your selections.
All these enhancements, along with edge adjustments
such as smoothness, feathering, and contrast, enable you
to quickly produce selections and masks with incredible accuracy and control.
Create accurate selections more easily with the
Edge Detection controls in the updated Refine
Edge dialog box.
Edge Detection uses adaptive selection
technology to create selections along
different edge types—such as a simple
line, like the countours of a face, or a
more complex edge, such as hair.
The Edge Detection and Decontaminate Colors features help you make highly precise selections of complex subjects quickly and easily, enabling faster, more accurate
compositing. Original image (left). After refining the selection edge in Photoshop CS5 Extended (middle). Extracted subjects against new background (right).
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Beautiful strokes with Illustrator CS5
Whether you’re designing a complex infographic or a simple icon, finessing the details of strokes is
an essential task. Illustrator CS5 includes several powerful features that make working with strokes
more precise and flexible.
• Variable-width strokes. Create strokes with variable widths that you
can adjust quickly and smoothly at any point, symmetrically or along
either side. Create complex, custom-width profiles that you can save
and subsequently apply to any stroke.
• Dashed line control. Control alignment of dashes on a stroke. Now
enjoy symmetrical dashes around corners and at the ends of open
paths, with lengths adjusted automatically to fit.
Work interactively with stroke widths, using your cursor to adjust sides
independently. Move and edit swells and constrictions freely along a path,
and save stroke profiles for future use.
Control arrowheads in the Stroke panel,
and see how you can apply a saved
width profile to create a tapered
arrow body.
Choose to have dashed
strokes symmetrically
positioned around
corners and show
evenly at endpoints.
• Precise arrowheads. Work
in a completely new way
with arrowheads. Pick an
arrowhead shape, and then
control placement and
scaling from within the Stroke
panel. You can even choose
whether to lock the tip or
base of the arrowhead to
the path endpoint.
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More timesaving features in
Illustrator CS5
See Adobe Illustrator CS5 What’s New
to learn more about these and other
new features:
•Perspective drawing. Draw shapes
and scenes in accurate 1-, 2-, or
3-point linear perspective.
•Shape Builder tool. Intuitively
combine, edit, and fill shapes
directly on your artwork.
•Drawing enhancements. Work
faster with everyday tools. Join
paths with a keystroke and draw
behind or inside an object.
• Stretch control for brushes. Define how art and pattern brushes scale along a path. Select areas
of the brush graphic to stretch and those to keep in proportion. For example, you can stretch the
center of a decorative banner while preserving the proportions of the scrolling ends.
• Brushes with corner control. Apply art and pattern brushes to a path and get clean results, even
at tight bends or corners. Where strokes of different widths join, or form obtuse or acute angles,
choose options to properly fill the points where the joins occur.
Simplified object selection and editing in InDesign
Aligning pictures in a grid, tweaking the white space between objects in a layout—finicky adjustments like these take time. InDesign offers several elegant features for performing common
repetitive, time-consuming layout tasks precisely and quickly. Whether you’re designing a document that will be printed, viewed onscreen, or both, everything from aligning and distributing
objects to adjusting corner effects is faster and easier in InDesign CS5.
• Multiple transformations with a single tool. Use the same tool to select, align, distribute, rotate,
resize, reposition, crop, and scale frames and frame content. InDesign CS5 dynamically switches
to the right tool for the job, so you don’t have to keep moving back and forth between the
toolbox and your layout. The new Content Indicator lets you quickly reposition or rotate content
within a frame, just by clicking and dragging. A real-time crop preview helps you position the
content precisely where you want it.
Instead of switching from the Selection
tool to the Direct Selection tool to
reposition content within a frame, simply
click the Content Indicator in the center
of the frame, and then drag.
Use the Gap tool to adjust multiple
images simultaneously while maintaining
the spacing between the images. When
Auto-Fit is enabled, InDesign honors
object fitting settings (such as Center in
Frame) to maintain the relationship
between objects and their frames as you
adjust the gap between objects. Simply
drag the Gap tool to adjust the cropping
of all the abutting images. Press
Command or Control to resize a
gap instead of moving it.
• Gap tool. Adjust the white space between objects to dynamically reposition page items while
maintaining spatial relationships. Shift the white space up or down, left or right, without cropping
or resizing each object on the page. Persistent frame-fitting keeps the relationship between the
object and its frame consistent even though the frame dimensions may change. You can even
expand or contract the white space between adjacent objects, dynamically resizing or cropping
the objects accordingly.
• Live corner effects. Drag the corners of a
frame to dynamically change their radius and
shape directly in the layout. Modify one corner
at a time or all four corners simultaneously.
• Easy grid placement. Take the tedium out of
creating a grid for placing images, as in a
catalog or directory. Simply press arrow keys
to add columns and rows for images or
threaded text frames.
Before: The image in the left column needs to be wider, while preserving the gutter
space between it and the two images on the right.
Click to make the corners active, and then drag the corner
diamonds (inset) to new positions. On-object controls make it
simple to dynamically change the look and feel of a frame as
you design.
After: With Auto-Fit checked, use the Gap tool to drag the gutter space, widening
the image on the left while automatically adjusting the cropping of the other two.
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More timesaving features in
InDesign CS5
See Adobe InDesign CS5 What’s New
to learn more about these and other
new features:
•Quickly format headlines, subheads,
or any text to span multiple
columns in a single text frame. •Manage layers in simple and
complex documents more easily
using a new Layers panel.
•Stay focused on design and
production by exporting PDF
documents in the background.
InDesign takes advantage of
64-bit multithreading, so you can
export large files as you work on
other projects.
Multiple page sizes in a single InDesign CS5 document
In the past, working on a single project with multiple page sizes in InDesign meant juggling
separate files and maintaining consistency among them. For example, in a magazine layout with
foldouts or a marketing collateral project with brochures of different sizes, changing a paragraph
style or color swatch required updating it in each file.
Now you can streamline design and production of these types of projects by including different
page sizes in a single InDesign document. Use the new Page Selection tool to select and resize
individual pages, applying resizing options in the Control panel. Easily share design assets by applying the same master page to different-sized layouts while controlling the placement of master
elements in each individual layout.
With multiple page sizes in a single document, you not only save time by not having to manage
separate files, you reduce the risk of inconsistencies from forgetting to update them all.
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 (left) and pasteboard (below).
Document-installed fonts
in InDesign
The new document-installed fonts
feature helps avoid the inconvenience of missing fonts during
production and printing. When
you package a document, InDesign
includes fonts used in that document.
When that document is opened on
another system, InDesign looks for a
document fonts folder, and automatically installs those fonts for use only
in that document. It then uninstalls
them when the document is closed.
This timesaving feature can help
avoid costly design and print errors.
Note that while InDesign takes the
hassle out of installing the fonts
required for printing a design project,
the appropriate font licenses are still
required for any party creating or
printing the document.
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More efficient CSS-based design with Dreamweaver CS5
If you’re an aspiring or novice web designer who prefers designing pages to writing code, you’ll
appreciate CSS Inspect. CSS Inspect lets you lay out web pages based on Cascading Style Sheets
(CSS) more easily—without diving into code or using additional software. For designers who are
new to web design or who want to deepen their knowledge of CSS, CSS Inspect makes it much
easier to learn about and work with CSS-based web pages.
In the past, troubleshooting CSS-based page elements was not an intuitive process. First, you
previewed the web page in a browser and used a browser plug-in or utility to search for the page
element you wanted to modify. Then you viewed the element’s CSS rules and properties, noted the
desired changes, and switched back to Dreamweaver to implement them.
Now you can accomplish this task seamlessly within Dreamweaver. CSS Inspect displays the CSS
box model properties—including padding, border, and margin—so you can quickly locate and
modify a CSS-based element. Simply select the element in Live View to view its corresponding CSS
rules and properties in the CSS Styles panel. Make your edits directly in the panel or in the Code
window and see the changes reflected immediately.
Click Inspect in the Dreamweaver Document toolbar or Control-click and choose Inspect from the context-sensitive menu to
easily troubleshoot CSS-based page elements. Dreamweaver CS5 highlights box model properties with colors so you can
visually inspect individual page elements.
Extend the reach of your designs to new media without writing code
When designers collaborate with developers to produce interactive content, they sometimes have
to compromise their creative vision. With CS5 Design Premium, designers can work on interactive
content and media-rich projects themselves using familiar tools, skills, and design processes—and
without touching a line of code. Here are just two ways you can design and deliver your work in
digital media using skills you already have:
• To craft interactive content that adds depth and impact to web pages, create artwork in
Photoshop or Illustrator, and then use new Flash Catalyst to define interactions for elements
such as buttons, sliders, and scrollbars. When you’re finished, export the interactive content as
a SWF file. With Flash Catalyst, you can also design user interface elements for websites or
applications and even create Adobe AIR® applications that run from the desktop.
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Roundtrip editing of graphics
between Flash Catalyst CS5 and
Illustrator CS5
• To optimize a print layout for onscreen delivery, simply open the layout in InDesign and use new
panels to add interactivity, animation, video, and/or sound.
Use Illustrator CS5 to develop
interaction design ideas, craft screen
layouts, and create graphics for use
as user interface components. Then
open your Illustrator artwork in Flash
Catalyst and add actions and interactivity. After you’ve added interactivity,
you can still make edits and design
changes directly within Illustrator
(see example below).
Now you can take your designs in exciting new directions and maintain design control—without
writing code.
Interactive content with Flash Catalyst CS5
New from Adobe and built specifically for designers, Flash Catalyst enables you to create
interactive content without writing code. With Flash Catalyst, you can take advantage of the
expressiveness of Flash technology and the ubiquity of Flash Player to deliver compelling
interactivity, video, and audio to computers around the world.
Transform artwork created in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Fireworks into high-quality interactive
content that can liven up your web pages or make complex information engaging and easier to
understand. Design simple projects, such as an interactive portfolio site or product brochure, that
you can complete yourself in SWF format. Or tackle more complex projects such as a user interface
for a web application built in collaboration with a developer. While you design visually in the
foreground, Flash Catalyst generates Adobe Flex® code in the background.
Begin by importing a design comp created in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Fireworks into your Flash
Catalyst project. Use easy-to-understand menu commands to convert individual elements into
functional interactive components such as buttons, sliders, and scrollbars. When you’re finished
polishing your interactive content, you can add it to web pages, embed it in a PDF file, or run it as a
self-contained Adobe AIR application directly on the desktop.
Venture into the exciting realm of interactive design without ever writing or editing a line of code.
Note that the graphic from Flash
Catalyst is being edited in Illustrator.
Roundtrip editing of graphics between Flash Catalyst CS5 and Illustrator CS5 makes it easier to fine-tune elements of your
interactive design. In Flash Catalyst CS5, select an element, and then choose Modify > Edit In Adobe Illustrator CS5 (above
left). Flash copies the selected element (here, the orange arrow on the black background) and captures a screenshot of the
entire page. Illustrator then opens a new document and places the screenshot, at 20% opacity, on a locked layer—along with
all four button states (shown below). When you save the Illustrator file, the Flash Catalyst file is automatically updated.
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Enhanced eBook document design
with InDesign CS5
As eBook technology continues to
evolve, designers are looking for
ways to deliver high-quality content
in the latest formats for the latest
devices. 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. Include
interactivity, animation, sound, and
video to bring eBooks to life when
read on a personal computer using
Adobe Digital Editions, a desktop
reading application. Enhanced export
features include the ability to control
content reading order based on document structure, support for prebuilt
CSS to provide consistent styling,
support for chapter breaks, improved
table formatting, and font subsetting.
Dynamic digital documents with InDesign CS5
Catching and keeping people’s interest online gets more challenging every day. Now you can add
attention-grabbing interactivity, animation, video, and sound to your digital documents and
presentations—and you can do this all in InDesign without learning new software.
InDesign CS5 includes support for FLV video and MP3 audio files, as well as dozens of motion
presets that make it easy to create animations. Export a document or presentation from InDesign
to SWF format for playback in Adobe Flash Player or a web browser. Or export a document as an
interactive PDF file, complete with video and sound. Five new panels provide intuitive controls that
enable you to create a wealth of dazzling effects.
• Animation panel. Animate objects in InDesign using the same motion presets included in Flash
Professional CS5. Simply select an object, choose a triggering event such as on page load, click,
or rollover, and then select from presets ranging from fade in and fly out to bounce, dance, gallop,
and pulse. Easily specify the duration, speed, rotation, scale, and opacity of animations. Quickly
edit an animation’s motion path using the Pen tool, and convert a line drawing—even one you
import from Illustrator—into a custom motion path with the click of a button.
• Object States panel. Create multi-state objects that have different appearances depending on a
viewer’s actions. An object state can be an image, text frame, or any other object or group to be
displayed when the viewer clicks or rolls over an interactive button in a SWF or interactive PDF file.
• Timing panel. Control when objects such as bullet points in a presentation or images on a page
animate. Animation can occur when the page loads, or only after you click the page. Loop the
animation or play it a specific number of times. Link objects to aniDrag and drop states to control the
mate simultaneously, with the same or different durations.
sequence in which they appear.
• Preview panel. Check animations, buttons, and other interactive
elements directly in InDesign. Preview a selection, a page or
spread, or the entire document before you export it to SWF format.
In addition to controlling duration, speed, and other animation
settings, you can preview motion presets in the Animation
panel (left). When you select a preset, it’s applied to the
butterfly so you can see the effect.
Open the Preview panel (above) to view, refine, and troubleshoot your animation before exporting a final SWF file. (Note the animated clouds above the skyline.)
Use the Timing panel (above right) to control when animations begin to play and how many times they
repeat.Creative Suite 5 Design Premium What’s New
Improved InDesign export to
Flash Professional
CS4 Design Premium introduced
the ability to export documents
to the XFL format and open them
in Flash CS4 Professional while
maintaining the visual fidelity of the
original InDesign layout. CS5 Design
Premium makes this process even
better—now interactive buttons,
multi-state objects, and placed video
and audio files from the InDesign
layout are carried over into Flash
Professional. Objects animated
with motion presets in InDesign are
added as motion objects to the Flash
Professional timeline. The original
layer structure of the InDesign
document is recreated in the Flash
Professional timeline, making it
easier for the Flash developer to
understand how a page was created.
Designers who love fine typography will
be thrilled by extensive type controls in
Flash Professional CS5.
• Media panel. Once you’ve placed a video, you
can scrub through it without leaving InDesign.
Select a frame to represent the video in your
InDesign document before the video plays, and
even create navigation points that determine
which parts of the video play when you click a
button or otherwise trigger an action.
Use the Media panel (left) to
scrub through a movie and to
select a frame to represent it
on the page (below).
Superior text layout and typography in
Flash Professional CS5
Now your typography can look as good onscreen
as in print with a new text engine in Flash
Professional that preserves the type you create in
InDesign. When you hand off InDesign CS5 pages
to Flash Professional CS5, the text flows into threaded text frames, making it easy to do last-minute
edits. Also enjoy advanced typographic control directly within Flash Professional, including:
• Advanced text styling. Finesse the details with controls for kerning, ligatures, tracking, leading,
superscript, subscript, discretionary hyphens, margins, hypertext, baseline shift, typographic case,
oldstyle/lining figures, and proportional/tabular figures. CSS anti-aliasing is also supported.
• Advanced text-layout control. Place text precisely using controls for threaded text blocks,
multiple columns, text wrap, and tab stops.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium What’s New
Flash animation
Simplified mobile-content design with Fireworks CS5 and Device Central CS5
Flash CS4 Professional made
animation easier and more intuitive
for designers who don’t write code.
Flash Professional CS5 goes even
further by providing significantly
improved text handling, brushes for
easily drawing shapes and adding
advanced animation effects, and a
library of ready-to-use code snippets
for controlling components such as
actions, animation, audio, and video.
Easily experiment with designing for mobile devices. Integration between Fireworks and Device
Central makes it easy to set up a Fireworks project and preview it in Device Central. In Device
Central, choose File > New Document In Fireworks, select a target device, and then click Create.
Fireworks then creates a new project with the correct pixel dimensions of the target device’s
display. Use the visual prototyping tools in Fireworks to craft your mobile content, and then choose
File > Preview In Device Central to emulate your content using the updated online library of device
profiles. When you’ve perfected your prototype, hand it off for development in Flash Professional
or Dreamweaver.
Integration between Fireworks CS5
and Device Central CS5 means you
can begin a Fireworks project using
the exact specifications of a target
mobile device. Then you can preview
your design in Device Central before
handing it off to a developer.
Maximize your design time by streamlining critical non-design tasks
CS5 Design Premium integrates with Adobe CS Live online services* to help you bring efficiencies
to design and production activities.
Accelerated reviews through integration with Adobe CS Review
Enjoy faster, more efficient creative reviews with CS Review, a new Adobe CS Live online service*
that integrates with components of CS5 Design Premium. Initiate shared reviews with just a few
clicks from within Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign—simply click Access CS Live in the
Application bar to open the CS Review panel. Then create a new review, add your layout or
artwork, and invite colleagues or clients to view it online. They receive an email invitation with a
link—one click and they see the document displayed in their web browser.
With commenting tools so easy to use there’s practically no learning curve, your reviewers can give
overall feedback or comment on a specific region or text selection. Their comments appear in the
CS Review panel, and everyone can view and reply to each other’s comments. Clicking a comment
takes you to the specific element the comment refers to, so you can easily match each comment to
the right element in your layout or artwork.
*CSLive online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium What’s New
With simple sharing, easy access to reviews, and centralized comments, CS Review* can help speed
up the review process so you can finish your project on time and within budget.
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.
Reviewers can see the review within
their browser (above), and add comments using simple annotation tools.
Those comments appear in the CS
Review panel in InDesign (right).
Thumbnails provide context for the
feedback, making it easier to find and
address comments.†
Web-page preview with Adobe BrowserLab*
If you’ve done even a little web design, you know how challenging it can be to predict how a web
page will appear in different browsers and operating systems. Until now, the best way to preview
web content required buying costly hardware, installing multiple browsers, and maintaining testing
labs. In addition, opening and comparing pages in multiple browsers on multiple machines is
tedious and time-consuming.
*CS Review, BrowserLab, and other 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.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium What’s New
Meet live over the web and share
your screen with anyone
Adobe ConnectNow is a personal
web conferencing solution that
makes it easy to quickly share ideas
and discuss details of a project with
others—all online. ConnectNow is
part of, one of the CS
Live online services*, and is accessible from your web browser. With
ConnectNow, you can:
•Share your screen. Simply choose
File > Share My Screen from your
design software to initiate a web
conferencing session and show
participants artwork or a layout on
your computer.
•Interact with others. Use screen
sharing, chat, notes, audio, and
video to conduct meetings online
that can be as interactive and
productive as in-person meetings.
•Get instant access from
anywhere. Use the free Adobe
Flash Player runtime to join the
meeting from virtually any platform
and browser.
•Be productive right away. With
instant access and an elegant user
interface that is remarkably easy to
use, you can start being productive
right away. No training necessary.
Another new CS Live online service*, Adobe BrowserLab, is an easier, faster solution for previewing
web pages on leading browsers and operating systems—on demand. Whether you’re creating web
pages yourself or previewing pages that you’ve designed and handed off to a developer for
production, BrowserLab enables you to ensure that your work will appear as you intend.
BrowserLab works by taking screen shots of your web pages in different browsers, and then
displaying them in the BrowserLab application window. You can preview a page in a single browser
or compare the page in two browsers side by side. You can also compare screen shots in onionskin view—with one image superimposed over another—and control the relative transparency of
the two images. Built-in rules and guides enable you to make pixel-perfect comparisons between
images. Use the service from your web browser to test pages that you’ve posted to a server, or take
advantage of integration between BrowserLab and Dreamweaver to test your pages directly from
within Dreamweaver without publishing them to a server. Simply open a page in Dreamweaver,
choose File > Preview In Browser > Adobe Browser Lab, sign in, and choose the browsers in which
you want to preview the page. Create and configure sets of browsers you want to test. And because
BrowserLab is an online service, you can get your results in real time, from virtually any computer
connected to the web.
Adobe BrowserLab is a fast, flexible, and convenient way to make sure your web designs look
exactly the way you intend them to look, no matter what browser, computer, and operating system
is used to view them.
Also part of
•Online Workspaces. Virtually
eliminate the need to email files
between team members by setting
up an online Workspace so that you
can easily share a set of files with an
extended team.
•Adobe Buzzword. Use Adobe
Buzzword, an online word
processor, to write and collaborate
on reports, proposals, and anything
else you need to access online or
work on with others.
• Presentations.
Collaborate with colleagues to create
presentations. Your slides are always
available online, so you can make
last-minute tweaks and present the
content from wherever you are.
• Tables. Work with
others on information typically
shared in spreadsheets or simple
databases. Multiple people can
update data at any time, so you
have a living document for
maximum collaboration.
With BrowserLab, a new CS Live online service*, you can easily preview web pages on leading browsers and operating
systems, ensuring that your designs are displayed consistently wherever they are viewed. Compare different versions using
2-up view (shown above) or onion-skin view. (Note the differences in how the green Columns menu is displayed.)
Still using Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium?
If you’re considering upgrading to CS5 Design Premium, remember that you’ll benefit from all the
new features described above, as well as all the new features in CS4 Design Premium. They include:
Features to help you work faster
• Content-Aware Scaling in Photoshop Extended. Use the revolutionary Content-Aware Scaling
feature to automatically recompose an image as you resize it, smartly preserving vital areas as
the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step without time-intensive cropping and retouching.
• Smoother panning and zooming and fluid canvas rotation in Photoshop Extended. Navigate
gracefully to any area of an image with new, ultra-smooth zooming and panning. Just click to
smoothly turn your canvas for distortion-free viewing at any angle—no more tilting your head
while painting and drawing.
*CSLive online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe online services.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium What’s New
System requirements
• Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64
• 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 • 1GB of RAM or more recommended
• 9.3GB of available hard-disk space for
installation; additional free space required
during installation (cannot install on
removable flash-based storage devices)
• 1280x800 display with qualified
hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
• Some GPU-accelerated features 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
• CD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer
• Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit)
or 1.6
• QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for
multimedia features
• Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required
to export SWF files
• Broadband Internet connection required
for online services*
Mac OS
• Multicore Intel® processor
• Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6
• 1GB of RAM or more recommended
• 10.3GB 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)
• 1280x800 display with qualified
hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics
card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
• Some GPU-accelerated features require
graphics support for Shader Model 3.0
and OpenGL 2.0
• CD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer
• Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6 • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for
multimedia features
• Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required
to export SWF files
• Broadband Internet connection required
for online services*
For updates to system requirements, visit www.adobe.
Expected ship date
Second quarter 2010
For more information
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• Multiple artboards in Illustrator. Create files containing up to 100 artboards of varying sizes
and display them any way you want—overlapping, side by side, or stacked. Save, export, and print
artboards independently or together. Save a selected range or all artboards as a multipage PDF file.
• Blob Brush tool in Illustrator. Sketch with a brush that generates a single clean vector shape,
even when strokes overlap. Draw naturally, using the Blob Brush tool together with the Eraser
and Smooth tools.
• Customizable Links panel in InDesign. Find, sort, and manage all of your document’s placed
files in the customizable Links panel. View attributes that are most critical to your workflow, such
as scale, rotation, and resolution.
• Live Preflight in InDesign. Preflight while you design. Continuous preflighting alerts you to
potential production problems in real time so you can quickly navigate to a problem, fix it directly
in layout, and keep working.
• PDF Portfolios in Acrobat 9 Pro. Assemble layouts, drawings, images, video, audio, and other
files into a single dynamic PDF Portfolio. Customize the PDF Portfolio interface using professionally designed templates and interactive navigation.
• Enhanced preflighting in Acrobat 9 Pro. Control costs and reduce errors more effectively.
Provide preflighting instructions and custom PDF export presets. Automatically validate files and
easily fix issues from faulty hairlines to transparency handling, and more.
Features to help you work more easily in more media
• Fireworks included in Design Premium. Rapidly prototype websites, application interfaces, and
other interactive designs. Design and prototype complete web pages and then export them as
CSS-standard HTML, complete with external style sheets.
• Export InDesign documents and open in Flash Professional. Export InDesign documents to
the XFL format and open them in Flash Professional with the visual fidelity of your original
layout maintained.
• Easy-to-do animation in Flash Professional. With object-based animation in Flash Professional,
create simple but engaging animations in as few as two steps.
• 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 then update your image in Dreamweaver without opening Photoshop.
About Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Standard
For design and production professionals who are focused on print publishing and do not need web,
interactive, and mobile design capabilities or advanced image-editing tools, Adobe offers Adobe
Creative Suite 5 Design Standard software. Design Standard combines full new versions of InDesign
CS5, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5, and Acrobat 9 Pro with Adobe Bridge CS5, Adobe Device
Central CS5, and integration with CS Live online services*.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe is the world’s leading provider of software solutions to create, manage, and deliver highimpact, reliable print and digital content. For more information, visit
* 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
registration. Some Online Services, including services that are initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees and require
a separate subscription. For more details and to review the applicable terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit For
more information about CS Live online services, see
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Adobe Flash authoring tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium
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
Typical projects
Rich content, interactive video
content, advertising, games
User interfaces, rich Internet
applications, microsites, prototypes,
Documents, presentations, and
portfolios in both print and digital
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
A page layout tool that enables you to
design high-quality documents,
interactive presentations, and
Project approach
Free-form design
Structured interaction design
Free-form design
Project organization
Timeline and frames
Pages and states
Pages and layers
Motion capabilities
Advanced vector animation
Transitions, basic movement
Transitions, motion presets, motion
along paths
Video playback
Encoding & advanced playback
Basic video playback controls
Basic playback controls
ActionScript coding or components
Flash Catalyst components or export
to Flash Builder to add more
Only if content is opened in Flash
Coding knowledge
Some ActionScript coding
Playback support
Flash Player, AIR, Flash Lite, iPhone*
Flash Player 10, AIR
Flash Player 10
* 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.