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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Upgrade from CS2/CS3 [Mac][OLD VERSION]

by Adobe
Platform : Mac OS X

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  • Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium combines Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, and Acrobat 9 Pro
  • Achieve painterly effects with lifelike brush strokes in Photoshop Extended and with expressive vector-painting tools in Illustrator, or easily create eye-catching 3D artwork with new Repousse in Photoshop CS5 Extended.
  • 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 Adobe InDesign.
  • Use new Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 to transform Photoshop and Illustrator artwork into high-quality interactive content and navigation components for web pages and user interfaces without writing code.
  • CS Live online services link your desktop design software to the Internet to boost efficiency in activities that support day-to-day design and production. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 227 g
  • ASIN: B003B329RK
  • Release Date: May 19 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,018 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By slide on Dec 5 2010
I recently upgraded from CS3 to CS5 for just under $1000. Overall, I am not impressed and get the distinct impression that Adobe is pushing through these new versions purely as a cash grab. While there are some improvements in AI, PS and InDesign the newer versions of Flash and Dreamweaver seem to have gone backwards. The interface and tools are more cumbersome and default actions are just simply annoying. I have reverted to CS3 for these 2 programs. Summary... the price is exorbitant compared to what you actually get.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Great upgrade for CS3 users; worth considering for CS4 users June 28 2010
By M. Prewitt - Published on
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If you are design professional and you use CS3 or an older version, I highly recommend this upgrade; the advances in both CS4 and CS5, rolled into this CS5 package, are well worth the money if you make your living using Adobe software. However, it is well worth your time to explore all the new features; it always amazes me how many design professionals use only the most elementary features of the software, and do not really use even those to their potential. If you are a hobbyist or home user, without design training and with only basic design needs, any of the Adobe applications are probably overkill.

If you already have CS4, you should explore Adobe's website which describes the new features in detail, and decide for yourself if they are worth the upgrade price. For me, even a CS4 to CS5 upgrade is worthwhile; however, I would readily admit that for many basic to moderate users, the improvements would not justify the expense.

You will get the most bang using this software with OS X 10.6 on a somewhat newer machine, and I'd highly recommend at least 6GB RAM; 8GB or more wouldn't hurt.

If you don't need the 3D features or other advanced scientific features in Photoshop, etc., you should consider the Design Standard version instead.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Finally Upgraded! Aug. 13 2010
By Wil from Houston - Published on
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I finally upgraded from CS2. Everything looks different but I'm excited to learn the new features. Two things concerned me about upgrading to CS5. One, I had CS2 Student Edition and didn't know if it was upgradable. It was! Second concern was the fact that I was purchasing from Amazon and not Adobe directly. But it was $50 cheaper and it's the exact same thing so I would buy software from Amazon directly again.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Getting out of date Nov. 6 2010
By M. Young - Published on
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The interfaces have still not been standardized across the suite, Illustrator gradients are still clunky. Acrobat is super slow and un-intuitive, but Photoshop loads really quick. Adobe seems to have stopped innovating around CS1 and is just collecting money through forced upgrades (CS3 would crash on launch in snow leopard so I had to upgrade) Will not be buying another suite until they go through and clean up this mess.
CS 5 is amazing. Amazon upgrad price was a great deal! Jan. 15 2011
By Mary Miller - Published on
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CS5 is was a great upgrade. CS4 was a bit of a disappointment to me on several levels and CS5 has cleared up nearly every issue I disliked. I like having the box with the upgrade so I chose to purchase here instead of downloading from Apple. I even upgraded the shipping to get it sooner and still paid less than getting it at Apple.

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