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Photoshop CS5 Extended
Illustrator CS5
InDesign CS5
Acrobat 9 Pro
Flash Catalyst CS5
Flash Professional CS5
Dreamweaver CS5
Fireworks CS5

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Bridge CS5
Device Central CS5

Integration with new Adobe CS Live online services*

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Deliver innovative ideas in print, web, interactive, and mobile design

Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium software gives you powerful new creative tools for crafting artwork that stands out. Finish work faster with numerous enhancements to the tools you use every day. And with new Adobe Flash® Catalyst,™ you can extend the reach of your designs to new media without writing code.

Top reasons to upgrade to Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium

Explore new creative possibilities
Powerful new creative tools in Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator® enable you to craft artwork that stands out in a wide range of media.

Realistic painting effects in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended—Easily paint with lifelike brush strokes to create beautiful, expressive images. Blend a photo’s colors; use bristle properties such as shape, length, and stiffness; or define multiple colors on a single brush and blend them into the underlying colors on your canvas.

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.)

Fluid vector painting with Adobe Illustrator CS5—Combine the expressiveness of painting with the editability and scalability of vectors. Paint freely with vectors that resemble real-world brush strokes, controlling paint opacity and bristle characteristics such as shape, length, and stiffness.

Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé in Photoshop CS5 Extended—Create 3D logos and artwork from any text layer, selection, or layer mask. Twist, rotate, extrude, bevel, and inflate these designs, and then apply materials such as chrome, mud, and grass to achieve different looks.

Express your ideas faster
Design Premium includes dozens of features designed to reduce the number of steps required to complete common tasks. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign®, and Dreamweaver®—the tools you use every day— offer numerous enhancements to help you make fast work of your next project.

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 typo¬graphic effects. The Bristle logo (above) works equally well onscreen or on a billboard because it’s all purely vector.

Truer edge selection technology in Photoshop CS5 Extended—Produce highly accurate masks and make selections faster and more easily than ever before with powerful new controls for refining selection edges in Photoshop CS5. Even the trickiest image elements, such as hair and foliage, can be masked quickly and accurately to produce realistic composite images.

Beautiful strokes with Illustrator CS5—Avoid time-consuming workarounds by using convenient width handles to adjust stroke width interactively. Precisely size and position arrowheads, and align dashes symmetrically. Control stretch at any point when scaling art brushes on a path, and see how strokes join intelligently at corners.

Simplified object selection and editing in Adobe InDesign CS5—Save time by performing exacting layout tasks efficiently. Manipulate frames and frame content without switching tools. Dynamically adjust white space between objects to reposition page items. Use on-object controls to modify frame corners directly in the layout.

Multiple page sizes in a single InDesign file—Streamline design and production for projects with multiple pages sizes, such as brand identity, marketing collateral, and complex magazine folds. Include different page sizes in a single document and intelligently apply the same master page to different-sized layouts.

More efficient CSS-based designs with CSS Inspection in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5—Easily view the box model properties of an element, quickly make adjustments in the CSS panel, and see the results rendered in real time.

Crisp graphics for web, interactive, and mobile delivery in Illustrator CS5—Create resolution-independent vector graphics that appear crisp in Adobe Fireworks®, Dreamweaver, and Flash® Professional—and on virtually any screen.

Convenient asset handling with Adobe Mini Bridge—Access all your creative assets within the context of what you’re working on. Use a customizable panel in Photoshop CS5 Extended and InDesign CS5 to sort and filter files, and then drag them directly into your document.

Deliver interactive content without writing code
CS5 Design Premium equips you to tackle interactive content using familiar tools, skills, and design processes—without touching a line of code.

Interactive content creation without writing code using new Adobe Flash Catalyst™ CS5—Start with artwork created in Photoshop or Illustrator and use Flash Catalyst to transform it into high-quality interactive content for web pages, user interfaces, and applications. Flash Catalyst lets you define buttons, scroll bars, sliders, page transitions, video players, and more—without touching a line of code.

Dynamic digital document creation with InDesign CS5—Add attention-grabbing interactivity, animation, movies, and sound to your digital documents and presentations. Use enhanced tools, motion presets for easy animation, and support for importing FLV and MP3 audio files. Export to the SWF file format for playback in Adobe Flash Player software.

Enhanced eBook document design with InDesign CS5—Create compelling eBooks with enhanced support for the EPUB file format. Author eBooks that can be read on a variety of devices such as the Apple iPad, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble nook, and mobile phones or on personal computers using Microsoft® Windows® or Mac OS. Enjoy more consistent text and image placement, more accurate translation of page breaks, and support for text and table formatting.

Use the Media panel (left) to scrub through a movie and to select a frame to represent it on the page (below).

Superior typography in Adobe Flash Professional CS5—Make sure your typography looks as good onscreen as in print—preserve high-quality typography when handing off layouts from InDesign to Flash Professional. A new text engine in Flash Professional supports text styling, text layout control, multiple columns, and more.

Simplified mobile content design with Adobe Fireworks CS5 and Adobe Device Central CS5—Easily experiment with designing for mobile devices. Use Device Central and Fireworks to quickly set up a project with the correct specifications, design visually in Fireworks, preview your design in Device Central, and then hand off your prototype for development in Flash Professional or Dreamweaver.

Maximize design time by streamlining critical nondesign tasks
New in CS5 Design Premium, Adobe CS Live online services* integrate with and extend the capabilities of CS5 components. They link your desktop design software to the Internet to boost efficiencies in activities that support day-to-day design and production. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time— visit for details.

Streamlined reviews through integration with Adobe CS Review—Maximize your design time by streamlining review processes with CS Review, one of the CS Live online services.* Initiate shared reviews from within Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Invite colleagues and clients to comment with easy-to-use annotation tools, and then view their comments in the context of your design. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time—visit for details.

Live online meetings with Adobe ConnectNow—Choose File> Share My Screen from your design software to initiate a web conferencing session in which you can quickly share ideas and discuss details of a project with others—all online. A feature of, one of the CS Live online services,* ConnectNow is accessible from your web browser. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time—visit for details.

Web page preview through integration with Adobe BrowserLab— Through integration with Browserlab, a CS Live online service* efficiently previews web pages on multiple browsers and operating systems. Save time and money by eliminating the need to buy costly testing hardware, install multiple browsers, and maintain testing labs. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time—visit for details.

* 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, visit