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Adobe releases Creative Suite 5

13 Apr 2010

With a new program and a host of new features and tools, Adobe's new release of Creative Suite has a focus on 3D and interactive content. 

Creative Suite 5 (CS5) has launched a new component to the suite, called Flash Catalyst, that allows users to import files from Illustrator and InDesign and turn them into Flash content through an easy-to-use interface. There are five different versions of the suite based on different user needs, but some of the product offerings include updated Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro and After Effects. The new version also offers a host of CS Live Services, which can be accessed online. 

All of the programs received updates, but Photoshop received some of the most impressive new tools and features, two of which were showcased early with YouTube videos. The video for the content-aware fill feature showcases the ability to remove objects in photos and fill them with what should be there. And the video for the puppet warp tool shows the tool’s ability to naturally move objects, such as limbs, with a few simple clicks. 

Adobe is expecting a big response to the new software, and is planning a number of roadshows throughout New Zealand in May to show off the new software, with a big turnout expected based on initial excitement.  

Marketing Manager for Adobe Pacific, Calum Russell, said, “We’re a region renowned for our innovation and design, with the Pacific region home to very active and world-renowned developer and creative communities, especially in Australia and New Zealand.” 

He added: “The launch of CS5 will be significant to our markets.” 

Adobe CS5 is now available for order, with pricing starting at $AU1974 for the Design Standard and going up to $AU3,949 for the Master Collection.