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Adobe Unveils Creative Suite 3 Lineup

Adobe Unveils Creative Suite 3 Lineup

by , 12:15 AM EDT, March 27th, 2007

Adobe announced its new Creative Suite 3 product lineup on Tuesday, including Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, and Adobe Dreamweaver CS3. The applications are all Universal Binary allowing them to run natively on PowerPC and Intel-based Macs, and are scheduled to ship in April.

InDesign CS3
The new version of Adobe's professional page layout application adds several features to help improve design workflows including Multi-file Place, enhanced Quick Apply, Advanced Find/Change, and fast frame fitting. It also includes improved table and cell styles XHTML export to Dreamweaver CS3, automated bullets and numbering for lists, text variables, support for Photoshop effects, and more. InDesign CS3 costs US$699.

Photoshop CS3
Adobe's reworked image editing application includes non-destructive Smart Filters, a Quick Selection tool, a Refine Edge tool, automatic layer alignment and blending for layers with similar content, Vanishing Point with multiple adjustable angle perspective planes, Black and White conversion, and more. Photoshop CS3 is priced at $649.

Illustrator CS3
The new version of Adobe's vector-based graphic application adds pre-build document profiles, a new Crop Area tool, a Live Color tool that lets users change colors and automatically update them in Photoshop, new Live Trace and Paint tools, enhanced typography, Flash CS3 integration, and more. Illustrator CS3 costs US$599.

Adobe Device Central CS3
Adobe also unveiled Device Central CS3 - an application that lets designers simulate displays from a wide range of portable electronic devices including cell phones to see how images and layouts will appear to end users. The application includes a test environment to simulate how applications will perform or how Web sites will appear on different devices, and Adobe plans to release regular profile updates as new devices are released.

Adobe Device Central CS3 is included with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Extended CS3, Illustrator CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Creative Suite 3 Design Standard and Premium, and Creative Suite 3 Web Standard and Premium.

Adobe's Creative Suite application packages include:

Creative Suite 3 Design Professional - $1799

  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

Creative Suite 3 Design Standard - $1199

  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

Creative Suite 3 Web Premium - $1599

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
  • Adobe Fireworks CS3
  • Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional
  • Adobe Device Central CS3

Creative Suite 3 Web Standard - $999

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • Adobe Flash CS3 Professional
  • Adobe Fireworks CS3
  • Adobe Contribute CS3
  • Adobe Device Central CS3

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