Discover a host of high-performance drawing, painting, pattern, and image manipulation tools in Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Design Standard software designed to expand your creative freedom. Adobe Photoshop® CS6 and Illustrator® CS6 have been redesigned to let you work faster than ever before.
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.*
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.
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®.
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.
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.
Paint with lifelike brushstrokes to create 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 your canvas.
Draw shapes in accurate 1-, 2-, or 3-point linear perspective to create the look of realistic depth and distance.
Precisely warp or stretch graphics, text, or image elements to create unique new looks for your designs.
Swiftly repurpose your content in Adobe InDesign® CS6 into layouts of different sizes and aspect ratios, suitable for print and a wide range of digital displays, from smartphone to tablet to computer desktop.
Create and design alternate layouts that reposition content and synchronize text for other page sizes, orientations, or devices within the same document and without losing control.
Quickly copy groups of content from one layout to another. Select desired text and objects in one layout, and place them in the new layout in the order you want them to appear.
Use familiar tools to easily apply your creative expression to an expanded world of design applications.
Use InDesign to create media-rich publications for iPad and other tablet devices. Add interactive elements such as pan and zoom, slide shows, audio, and video. Upload to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite† for distribution.
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.
Stay focused on creativity with more than a dozen improvements that can help boost your efficiency every day.
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.
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.
Generate geometric pattern fills more easily with new Scripted Patterns.
Easily migrate your presets, workspaces, preferences, and settings so you can experience Photoshop in the same way on all your computers.
Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the space left behind. Match lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed.
Get better edge detection and masking results in less time with the Quick Selection tool — even when you're selecting the trickiest image elements, such as hair.
Explore an endless variety of black-and-white looks. Use the integrated Lab B&W Action to interactively color images, create gorgeous HDR black-and-whites with greater ease and speed, and experiment with a variety of presets.
Automatically recompose an image as you resize it, preserving vital areas as the image adapts to the new dimensions. Get the perfect image in one step without cropping and retouching.
Gracefully navigate to any area of an image with ultra-smooth zooming and panning. Maintain clarity as you zoom to individual pixels, and easily edit at the highest magnification using the Pixel Grid.
Experience more than 50 creativity and productivity boosts directly requested by users.
Apply blurs, glows, drop shadows, and other effects with astonishing speed.
Efficiently edit layers, swatches, brushes, artboards, and more directly in panels without intermediate dialog boxes.
Sample colors faster and more precisely using an expandable color spectrum in the Color panel. Quickly copy and paste hex values into other applications.
Work on up to 100 artboards of varying sizes in one Illustrator file — named, organized, and viewed the way you want.
Dynamically create and edit strokes with infinitely adjustable widths, precisely position and scale arrowheads and dashes, and finely control the scaling of art brushes along a path in Illustrator.
Intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on your artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels.
Use the Blob Brush to draw a stroke that generates a clean, filled vector shape as you sketch, even when strokes overlap.
Draw behind elements, disregarding stacking order. Draw or place an image inside an element, instantly creating a clipping mask.
Interact with gradients directly on your objects and control the transparency of individual colors in gradients and gradient meshes.
Create natural and fluid brush strokes that simulate the effects of painting with real brushes and media, such as watercolor.
Experience numerous refinements for crafting beautiful graphics and illustrations in fewer steps and less time.
Prepare InDesign files for hassle-free production. Receive immediate alerts about potential production problems, allowing you to catch and fix errors as they arise.
View two side-by-side layouts within the same document to compare their look and feel and help ensure consistency.
Quickly access the fonts you use most often. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.
Set frames that grow to accommodate additional text, using simple parameters. Grow and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.
Apply accessibility rules in InDesign — including tab and read-aloud order — and then check, adjust, and validate accessible PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Control the sequence of text, images, and graphics when you export to EPUB or HTML without changing your InDesign layout. Organize your content by dragging it into the new Articles panel to define the export order.
Add inline graphics and other anchored objects quickly and intuitively by simply dragging them to the desired anchor location in the text.
Quickly create text that spans or splits into multiple columns in just a few steps.
Quickly adjust the size of a gap between two or more items. The Gap tool is a one-step way to adjust your layout by directly manipulating the white space.
Manipulate frames and frame content without switching tools. Dynamically adjust space between objects to reposition page items. Use on-object controls to modify frame corners directly in the layout.
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.
Go beyond Creative Suite 6 with other tools from Adobe that expand your ability to create, publish, and collaborate with others.
In InDesign, lay out media-rich publications for delivery as apps for iPad and other tablet devices. Upload to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite† for further production and distribution.
Sketch with Adobe Ideas and refine in Photoshop or Illustrator. Edit images with Adobe Photoshop Touch and refine in Photoshop. Create color themes in Adobe Kuler® for use in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.§
* 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.