Express your wildest ideas at lightning speed with Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Design Standard software. Work blazingly fast on complex files in Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator®. Use familiar tools in Adobe InDesign® for greater typographic control, page layout, and preparation for high-quality print production. Go beyond print to craft media-rich publications for iPad and other tablet devices.
Retouching magic in Photoshop
Retouch images with astonishing ease and precision. Patch images with greater control using Content-Aware Patch, which allows you to choose the sample area Content-Aware will use to magically create your patch.
Adobe Mercury Performance System in Illustrator
Work blazingly fast - even with processing-intensive effects such as blurs, glows, and drop shadows that used to slow you down. Access all the RAM on your system thanks to native 64-bit support on both Mac OS and Windows®.
Multiple layout versions in one InDesign file
Efficiently manage multiple layouts based on a single set of content. Use Alternate Layout to create multiple versions in one document. Use Liquid Layout to automate layout resizing based on page size.
Content linking across InDesign documents
Link content that appears in multiple InDesign documents so that changes made to parent text or objects are applied automatically to all linked children objects. Save time and avoid hassles when making last-minute changes.
Astonishing performance in Photoshop
Experience blazing-fast interactions when editing with key tools such as Crop, Transform, Liquify, and Puppet Warp. The Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine delivers unprecedented speed and responsiveness for a fluid feel as you work.*
Easy pattern creation in Illustrator
Easily create seamlessly tiled vector patterns. Experiment freely with repeating patterns that can be edited at any time.
Video editing in Photoshop
Edit video in Photoshop to include in your digital publishing projects. Quickly combine clips and stills using transitions, audio, and effects, such as pan and zoom.
Faster design tasks in Photoshop
Finesse details quickly with new and reengineered tools. Apply type styles, use vector layers to apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects, create custom strokes and dashed lines, quickly search layers, and more.
Image Trace in Illustrator
Convert raster images to editable vectors with a completely new tracing engine. Get clean lines, accurate fitting, and reliable results without dealing with complex controls.
Gradients on strokes in Illustrator
Apply gradients to your strokes - along the length, across the width, or within the stroke itself - all with complete control over gradient placement and opacity.
PDF forms in InDesign
Use InDesign to add form fields to a layout. Include standard elements such as text fields, radio buttons, and checkboxes, and export the form as a PDF file for online publishing.
All-new Crop tool in Photoshop
Crop images fast and precisely using the hardware-accelerated, nondestructive Crop tool. Manipulate your images on canvas and see the adjustments live.
Blur Gallery in Photoshop
Quickly create photographic blur effects using a simple interface with on-image controls. Create tilt-shift effects, blur everything and then sharpen one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.
Improved auto-corrections in Photoshop
Enhance your images with improved Auto Curves, Levels, and Brightness/Contrast controls. Intelligence from thousands of hand-retouched images is built in to provide a better starting point for making adjustments.
Background Save in Photoshop
Protect against losing your work during unexpected shutdowns. Auto-save your edits without interrupting your progress, and keep working while saving even the largest Photoshop files in the background.
Scripted Patterns in Photoshop
Generate geometric pattern fills more easily with new Scripted Patterns.
Drawing enhancements in Photoshop
Draw more naturally and efficiently using airbrush tips, drawing tips that wear down as you work, an Oil Painting filter, and painting presets and brush enhancements.
Preset sharing in Photoshop
Easily migrate your presets, workspaces, preferences, and settings so you can experience Photoshop in the same way on all your computers.
Dozens of time-savers in Photoshop
Experience more than 50 creativity and productivity boosts directly requested by users.
Small, high-impact enhancements in InDesign
Take advantage of over a dozen enhancements - including page-specific PPI, split window views, a recently used fonts list, and persistent text frame fitting options- to help you fly through production tasks without compromising quality.
Enhanced user interface in Illustrator
Perform daily tasks such as editing layer names and selecting fonts in fewer steps. Keep the focus on your artwork with an adjustable-brightness "dark UI".
Integration with other Adobe tools and services
Enjoy integration with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite,† Adobe Creative Cloud™, and Adobe Touch Apps within individual components of Design Standard.§
*Some Photoshop GPU-enabled features are not supported on Windows XP.
† Adobe Digital Publishing Suite requires a separate license and payment of associated fees. Learn more.
§ InDesign uses EPUB3 and HTML5 code to create eBooks with audio, video, and other advanced features. EPUB3 and HTML5 presentation, media playback, and double-byte character support (for example, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) may not be supported by all devices, browsers, or EPUB readers.