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Tech April, 23 2012

Adobe Creative Suite 6 & Creative Cloud

Not only will Adobe release their Creative Suit 6 in the coming month, today they also announced the Creative Cloud, an interesting new add-on service. The Adobe Master Collection includes CS6 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Professional, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Prelude and SpeedGrade along with the Bridge and Encore companion apps. The new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine makes the entire suit much faster. The collection goes for 2599 USD (549 USD for an upgrade).

Most interesting though is the new Adobe Creative Cloud, where for the “price of $50 a month (or $30 if you’re upgrading) Creative Cloud gets you access to all of CS6 Master Collection, plus the yet-to-be-released Adobe Lightroom 4 and 20GB of Dropbox-like online file storage. Also included are the Muse and Edge apps for making snazzy HTML5 web pages and apps, hosting for your website, and publishing services for tablets.”

Here below is a nice video giving you some more insight of the Adobe Creative Suit 6.

A more detailed list of new features follows after the jump.

Photoshop CS6 features include:

Content-Aware Patch – Allows greater control by letting users choose the sample area used to create a patch.
Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine – Takes advantage of the graphics processing unit in modern hardware to speed up imaging and editing tasks, and process large images faster.
New and Re-engineered Design Tools – Type styles enable consistent formatting; vector layers apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects; custom strokes and dashed lines are easily created; quick layers search and more.
Intuitive Video Creation – The full range of familiar Photoshop tools and an intuitive set of new video tools to create and enhance any video clip.
Blur Gallery – A simple new interface with on-image and in-context controls allows users to quickly create photographic blur effects including tilt-shift effects, blur everything with one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.
Photoshop CS6 Extended includes all Photoshop CS6 features and:

Mercury Graphics Engine for 3D – Increased power and speed via engine optimized for 3D imaging.
New 3D Controls – UI improvements for more efficient 3D workflows.
New 3D Effects – Reflections and “drag-able” shadows to enhance images.
Adobe Creative Cloud and Digital Imaging
Adobe Creative Cloud gives creative customers a new option for purchasing and experiencing Adobe software innovation, including Adobe Photoshop CS6:

Creative Cloud membership provides designers with access to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application announced today and two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview.
Creative Cloud powers the integration of creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work – seamlessly synchronizing and storing files in the cloud, for sharing and access on any device.
Creative Cloud members will be able to easily deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host websites.
Adobe Creative Cloud members will receive access to application upgrades, including new Photoshop features – before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as inventive new products and services, as they emerge. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 4 will be offered as part of Creative Cloud membership in the future.

(Via GearPatrol / Photorumors)

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