Adobe CS6 – how can this suite help your business?
Early last year Adobe launched Creative Suite 6 (CS6), and with it brought some amazing new tools and features that are unparalleled when compared to previous models. What really makes CS6 stand out is how simple it is to use. Adobe has really taken the time to listen to what people have to say and has engineered a more bespoke platform that can enhance and benefit your workflow.
Creative Suite has played a fundamental role in design over the years and it can now be said it’s a key part to your offering whether you’re a designer, developer, photographer or social media agency professional. With CS6 you can’t help but make comparisons to its predecessor.
While CS5 was a great step forward, CS6 is a huge leap into the future. The biggest updates most important to a designer can be found within Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Photoshop CS6: What can the new tools help you with?
Photoshop is an internationally renowned program that can enhance your creativity with its amazingly fast performance powered by the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine. Its groundbreaking new Content-Aware tools and re-engineered design tools feel more tailored and powerful but the hero tools are CSS export and Background Save. CSS export lets you instantly generate CSS from text and shape styling within Photoshop, this coding can be simply pasted into your favorite web editor to design websites in less time. With the Background Save option you can keep working even while saving the largest of Photoshop files in the background, which is a real improvement that can help your productivity soar.
The new Photoshop offers over 62 per cent more new features than the previous version. The new interface is a welcomed upgrade; thanks to several slick interface tricks and the removal of a redundant toolbar, productivity can definitely be boosted and frustration eliminated. The good thing about Adobe is it caters for the masses, so you can revert back to the original interface if needed, but why would you? Housed within a slick modern user interface, this upgrade can help your business surpass expectations quicker and more efficiently.
InDesign CS6: What can the new tools help you with?
Most professionals in the publishing industry use InDesign. It’s natural for people to be intrigued by what has changed in InDesign CS6 so here are some features creating industry buzz.
The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets has led to high expectations for digital imagery and usability, but, as you may know, the wide variety of devices causes problems for designers and developers. Annoyingly, you can be forced to resized and rework projects for each device. Adobe InDesign has shown great attention to this issue by including a new feature called Liquid Layout. This feature addresses the problem with multiple layouts for various screens, making the work for a designer easier and faster. Now you can create elegant and engaging layouts for print, tablets and other screens.
Other features make it faster and easier than ever to efficiently design page layouts for print or screens. You can improve productivity with time savers such as split window, content collector tools, grayscale preview, easy access to recently used fonts and much more. InDesign CS6 is pushing the boundaries.
Illustrator CS6: What can the new tools help you with?
CS6 moves the bar even higher with Illustrator. With precision and speed, you can create and work with large files without fear of it crashing. Illustrator has listened to its core consumer and has integrated a modern interface to streamline daily tasks. The user can now enjoy a tracing engine like no other, seamless pattern creation and the application of gradients within strokes.
Adobe Creative Suite 7 (CS7)
As we move forward its so exciting Adobe are rumored to be working on CS7, I wonder what features they will bring out next, one thing we’re sure of it will be amazingly helpful to your business if it is based on CS6.
Working for an integrated search, social media and PR agency, I have used many tools within Creative Suite 6. Whilst I’m still exploring, I can say it has benefited our offering for many clients. I feel as if I have enhanced my creativity and performance, meaning the investment has been truly worthwhile.