REVIEWS - Adobe Creative Suite CS2 Premium(Mac) [Old Version]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating3.5 out of 5Product FeatureAdobe Illustrator CS2 lets you realize your ideasqquickly and powerfully. Instantly convert bitmapsto vector artwork and paint more intuitively. Savetime with intelligent palettes and optimizedworkspaces.Read moreqProduct DescriptionAdobe Creative Suite Premium CS2 collects full, new versions of Adobes latest Professional design tools. Itfeatures Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, and Acrobat 7.0 Professional --all the tools you need for publishing to print, the Web, and Mobile devices. Its everything you need to produceoutstanding artwork for any media. Use Version Cue CS2 for an easier way to find, link and share your designelements. Share project information quickly and easily, through the Version Cue Workspace. Automatic filenaming and file version notification help you collaborate more effectively. Adobe Bridge CS2 lets you organize,browse, locate, and preview the assets you have in Adobe PDF files, GoLive Web pages, and other files. Theyreaccessible from any CS2 application, and have better searching options & image management. With AdobeStock Photos you can search over 230,000 images from multiple stock libraries. The software tracks yoursearches and makes it easier than ever to purchase stock images. Read moreProduct DescriptionMore than just an upgrade to the worlds leading imaging, design, and print production software, AdobesCreative Suite 2 will change the way you harness your creativity. Creative Suite 2 is a fully integrated designand workflow environment that is engineered to help creative professionals work faster, smarter and withbetter results. Robust new tools in Photoshop CS2, tighter integration between Photoshop CS2 and IllustratorCS2, new object styles in InDesign CS2, and the revolutionary streamlining and collaboration offered by AdobeBridge make Creative Suite 2 Adobes biggest release yet. Other top features include the ability to establishcolor settings across all the components of Adobe Creative Suite, access to robust help services, and easiercontrol of, and access to, historical and alternate file versions.The premium edition of Adobe Creative Suite 2 combines full new versions of Adobe Photoshop CS2, IllustratorCS2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2, and Acrobat 7.0 Professional software with new Version Cue CS2, Adobe Bridge,and Adobe Stock Photos.Adobe Photoshop CS2New tools in Photoshop CS2 give you more creative options, better file handling and batch processing of digitalcamera RAW-format files, plus complete integration with Adobe Bridge (see below) for a seamless workflow.
Designed to fit the way you work, Photoshop CS2 is only limited by your imagination. Top new features include:The new Vanishing Point tool lets you edit and enhance images to match the source images perspective.Vanishing Point: Achieve amazing results in a fraction of the time with the groundbreaking Vanishing Point,which lets you clone, brush, and paste elements that automatically match the perspective of any image area.Multiple layer control: Select and move, group, transform, and warp objects more intuitively by clicking anddragging directly on the canvas. Easily align objects with Smart Guides.Smart Objects: Perform nondestructive scaling, rotating, and warping of raster and vector graphics with SmartObjects. Even preserve the editability of high-resolution vector data from Adobe Illustrator software.Multi-image digital camera raw file processing: Accelerate your raw file workflow with simultaneous processingof multiple images while you continue working. Import images into your choice of formats, including DigitalNegative (DNG); enjoy automatic adjustments to exposure, shadows, and brightness and contrast; and muchmore.Image Warp: Easily create packaging mock-ups or other dimensional effects by wrapping an image around anyshape or stretching, curling, and bending an image using Image Warp.Adobe Illustrator CS2Return to your love of vector drawing and illustration with Illustrator CS2. The big news here is a new bitmapconversion tool that lets you convert images to scalable, editable artwork in seconds. This version is designedto make it easy to find the tools you need quickly, while allowing you to customize your workspace to suit yourway of getting things done. With Illustrator CS2 its also easier than ever to take your graphics to the printedpage, Web sites, video, mobile devices--virtually anywhere you want to go. Top new features include:Quickly convert your bitmap images, such as scannedsketches, to scalable, vector-based paths.Live Trace: Quickly and accurately convert photos, scans, or other bitmap images to editable and scalablevector paths with the Live Trace feature.Live Paint: Apply color to any region or edge and use overlapping paths to create new shapes with the LivePaint tool, which intuitively colors artwork and automatically detects and corrects gaps.Control palette: Discover new features and find existing features faster in the context-sensitive Control Palette.Accessing selection-based tools from a single location eliminates the need for multiple palettes.Custom workspaces: Work more efficiently and optimize your screen area using custom workspaces thatdisplay only the palettes you need for a specific task. Save, share, or access any workspace at any time or useworkspace templates.Photoshop layer comp support: Control the visibility of layer comps in linked, embedded, or opened Photoshop
files from within Illustrator.Adobe InDesign CS2With new object styles and vastly-improved layer controls, InDesign CS2 offers print publishing professionalspowerful new tools. Improved text and graphics handling and greater integration with other Adobe software isbuilt in, too, allowing you to output your files with complete confidence and deliver projects faster. Top newfeatures include:Experiment with different designs by selectively displaying layers and layer comps in Photoshop files, as well aslayers in Adobe PDF files.Object styles: Apply and globally update object-level formatting more efficiently using object styles. Save awide range of graphic, text, and frame-level attributes as object styles to create more consistent designs andspeed up production tasks.Adobe Photoshop and Adobe PDF layer support: Selectively display layers and layer comps in Photoshop files,and layers in Adobe PDF files, to experiment with different design options or use multiple variations of a file inyour layout--all while linking to a single file.InDesign snippets: Easily export InDesign objects as snippets, which can be shared with colleagues or reusedin other documents. When you place or drag a snippet into a layout, InDesign recreates the original objects,their formatting, and their relative positioning on the page.Adobe InCopy CS2 assignments: Assign only the elements of a document that an editor using Adobe InCopyCS2 software needs to work on while youre designing the rest--whether thats specific frames on a page,frames on one or more spreads, or all the frames in a document.Save backwards to InDesign CS: Export your InDesign CS2 document to the InDesign Interchange (INX) formatand open it in InDesign CS for sharing with people still working in the previous version.Adobe GoLive CS2With GoLIve CS2, you have the power of an easy-to-use WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) Web designtool that is compatible with the latest Web standards. Take full advantage of CSS and take your ideas to newplaces with powerful mobile authoring tools based on CSS/XHTML, SVG Tiny, SMIL, and other global standards.Whats more, like the other components of the Creative Suite, GoLive is tightly integrated with otherapplications so you can work efficiently. Top new features include:
GoLive CS2 is ready to power your designs for mobile devices.Enhanced live rendering: Preview changes to Web and mobile content in a real-time, integrated engine builton the Opera browser that supports Small-Screen Rendering (SSR).Simple visual tools to build and edit CSS-based pages: Build Web pages that conform to open standards usinginnovative new visual CSS workflows based on the CSS Editor and CSS prebuilt block objects.Visual CSS authoring for mobile devices: Easily author and validate standards-compliant CSS content formobile devices using simple visual tools.Visual SVG-t inspection and authoring for mobile: View SVG-t content in split-view interfaces, enabling art tree,source, and XML outline views and access to an animation scrubbing timeline for rapid development.Total site management: Track and manage everything in your site, from assets to links, uploading contentusing Secure FTP and WebDAV via SSH or SSL. Easily synchronize local and remote files.Adobe Acrobat 7.0 ProfessionalAdobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional is the total PDF delivery solution, offering the fastest, most flexible way toproduce and deliver secure, high-quality Adobe PDF documents for client review and print output. Top newfeatures include:Use Acrobats powerful print preflighting tools to preview designs before they go to press. Clients with the freeAdobe Reader 7.0 can also add comments to your PDF files during design review.Inclusive electronic reviews: Use Acrobat 7.0 Professional to enable anyone with free Adobe Reader 7.0software to add comments to Adobe PDF files during design reviews.Improved preflighting of Adobe PDF files: Check for problems in Adobe PDF files using the improvedpreflighting tool--which now supports droplets for automation--and share preflight reports as comments.Powerful print production tools: Correct common problems in Adobe PDF files--such as converting colors,previewing separations, remapping spot colors, flattening transparency, and fixing hairline rules--without
having to recreate the file.Ink coverage, rich black detection, and overprint warnings: Minimize prepress errors with new warnings fortotal ink coverage, rich black detection, and overprints.Support for the latest standards: Create Adobe PDF files that are compliant with the PDF/X-1a:2003 andPDF/X-3:2003 print production standards, used for prepress document exchanges, and that include JDFproduct definitions with details about the jobs youre submitting for print production.Version Cue CS2Tired of confusing filename conventions and versioning nightmares? Bring an end to all of that with Version CueCS2, the file-version manager thats built into the Creative Suite. Find files quickly using extensive searchcapabilities, create alternates to show as comps, and manage versions within Adobe Bridge. With Version Cue,the right file is always right at hand. Top new features include:Version Cue CS2 makes it easy to find, link and share your design elements.Productivity made simple: Find files fast, track versions across applications, link files together, and share themin creative collaboration without fear of overwriting someone elses work.Shared project information: Actively track the status of project files and enable this information to be easilyshared across workgroups.Simplified sharing for small workgroups: Easily share files with others within the Version Cue Workspace andkeep your files safe without fear of them being overwritten. View the status of each file to know who is workingon what file.Automatic file naming: Say good-bye to awkward filenames such as "brochure_final_final3.indd." Instead, youcan name a file to suit your preferences and let Version Cue handle the version tracking without the need for anaming convention.File version notification: Receive helpful reminders while updating versions or placing photos and illustrationsin layouts.Adobe BridgeAt the heart of Adobe Creative Suite 2 lies Adobe Bridge, the new navigational control center built to jointogether all of the Creative Suite components. (Adobe Bridge is also available separately in Adobe PhotoshopCS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, and GoLive CS2 software.) Based on the File Browser introduced inPhotoshop 7.0, Adobe Bridge goes a step further by providing centralized access to your suite project files,applications, and color spaces, and other settings. With file organization and sharing, plus Adobe Stock Photos,at your fingertips all the time, Adobe Bridge is where you keep your ideas moving. Top features include:
Adobe Bridge CS2 intelligently links all of the elements of the Creative Suite together, so you can work moreefficiently.Organized assets: Quickly organize, browse, locate, and preview the assets you need every day--Photoshopimages, Illustrator graphics, InDesign layouts, Adobe PDF files, GoLive Web pages, and a variety of standardgraphics files--with visual previews and scalable thumbnails as you work.Project and file sharing: Work collaboratively and access multiple versions as well as alternate renditions ofyour files through Version Cue CS2 in Adobe Bridge. Actively track the status of project files and enable thisinformation to be easily shared across workgroups.Accessibility anywhere: Jump to Adobe Bridge from within Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, InDesign CS2, orGoLive CS2, work in it as a standalone application, or have it float onscreen as a palette.Powerful file searching: Search for files on a hard drive or across a network using extensive metadatainformation, including attributes such as all files that use a certain PANTONE color or set of fonts.Convenient access to stock photos: Browse and search royalty-free images from multiple stock photo agenciesusing Adobe Stock Photos in one convenient, familiar location. Purchase images from several agencies in asingle shopping cart, and manage your imagery without ever leaving Adobe Creative Suite 2.Adobe Stock PhotosNeed royalty-free stock photos now? Adobe Stock Photos delivers hundreds of thousands of them, right fromAdobe Bridge. Adobe has teamed up with top stock photo providers to deliver a comprehensive, centralizedplace to get all the images you need. Top features include:Search over 230,000 images from multiple stock libraries at once from Adobe Bridge.Fast image searching: Search over 230,000 images from multiple stock libraries at once from Adobe Bridge.Adobe Stock Photos tracks your search path automatically, so returning to recent searches is easy.Hassle-free image creation: Double-click comp images to open watermark-free versions directly in Photoshop.Or drag and drop images from your favorite folders into InDesign or Illustrator.
Simple image management: Dont worry about tracking image ID numbers. The Adobe Stock Photos serviceautomatically retains the data associated with each comp image--even after editing.Instant purchases: Purchase directly from within the document containing your comp images. Buy all yourimages at once--even if they originate from multiple providers.Read more