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FREE New Adobe CS6 Design & Web Premium Suite! (Worth $1,900)

May 29th, 2012 642 comments

[UPDATE – Also see our Winter Creative Cloud 2020 Giveaway!]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Download the Free CS6 Design & Web Premium Trial!

And after giving away CS6 Master Collection last month, we’re now offering Adobe’s most popular and top-selling suite, CS6 Design and Web Premium!  If you’re our lucky winner you will be shipped a brand new box with the full commercial English version for either Windows or Mac.  This perma­nent collection is the evolution of both the Design Premium and Web Premium lines, which have been combined in CS6.

“Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium is the ultimate toolkit for professional design and web development. Craft compelling graphics and images, lay out high-impact print pages, build HTML5/CSS3 websites, and design for tablets and smartphones — all with greater speed and precision than ever before.”

This product sells for $1,899 / €1,837 / £1,509 and contains over $4,000 in individual tools, including the popular Photoshop Extended, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat X Pro, Flash Professional, among others… (see the complete list of applications it contains)  If you want to try it out first and install it on your computer, that’s easy as the free trial is available for download for both Windows and Mac OS.

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The Adobe MAX 2012 Conference… Will Be Held in 2013!

May 26th, 2012 2 comments

Adobe MAX 2012 Is Moving to 2013!

[UPDATE (Nov. 2019) – Watch 120 hours of new training & tutorials from MAX 2019!]

The big annual MAX conference for all-things-Adobe is traditionally held each fall. The company has just revealed the major story of the MAX 2012 show – and to our surprise it’s… see you next year!

MAX was originally scheduled to be held from October 20-24 in Los Angeles, California. The venue will remain the same, but the date has now changed to May 2013:

The next Adobe MAX is May 4–8, 2013

A lot of exciting changes have happened at Adobe since last year’s MAX. And one of the best places to learn about innovations in the industry and within Adobe will be at Adobe MAX 2013! The conference originally scheduled for October is now moving to May.

Be among the first to know about our plans for this must-attend conference for designers, developers, and business decision-makers:

Updates on Adobe MAX 2012/2013

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Adobe CS6: Can No Longer Upgrade from Single Tool to a Suite

May 11th, 2012 20 comments

Creative Suite 6 was released on Monday and has brought with it some changes to Adobe’s previous upgrade policies… Here below is a full summary.

The first change, which we wrote about late last year, is the amended “one-version back” policy which states that current owners of CS3 or CS4 products (tools or suites) will receive temporary upgrade pricing to CS6 until December 31, 2012 – and after that date, only owners of CS5 or CS5.5 will qualify for upgrade pricing to CS6 (or to CS6.5 due out mid-2013).

The second revision is that all CS6 upgrades can only be purchased directly from Adobe in most countries – resellers and retailers will not be offering them (except for volume licenses which are still available on or through channel partners).

See your upgrade options to new Creative Suite 6

The final change now has to do with upgrade paths. Before you could upgrade from an individual point product to a suite containing that product, either in the same release or a subsequent release. So if you owned Photoshop CS6 then you could upgrade from that to CS6 Design & Web Premium, or to (say) CS7 Master Collection down the road.

But this will not be possible going forward… For Creative Suite 6, you can upgrade to a newer version of the same application you already own (e.g., Photoshop CS5 -> Photoshop CS6), but not to a suite. In other words, owners of individual appli­cations qualify for upgrade pricing to the same product, but not to a suite edition.

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How to Install or Run Adobe CS6 on Both Windows PC and Mac OS

May 10th, 2012 51 comments

With Adobe Creative Suite, if you’re just looking to set up and run CS6 on either a Windows PC or a Mac OS system, the instructions for that are easy. And in fact, as we discussed earlier, it’s relatively straightforward to install and activate the software on up to two machines of the same operating system type – in other words, either two Mac computers, or two Windows PC’s.

Install and run CS6 on both Windows and Mac

But in most cases, with the platform selection for Creative Suite and Acrobat products, it’s “either-or.” Either Apple or Microsoft. Either Mac or Windows. That’s the story for the retail and education versions of the software. And, if you want to change or swap platforms entirely, and move your tools from one o/s to the other, you can do that with an Adobe CS “crossgrade.”

However, there is another possibility if you want or need to have the applications available on both operating systems (Windows plus Mac OS) at the same time – and that is to get an Adobe volume license. Despite the name, anybody can buy them (not just businesses and even for just one copy), though they do offer discounts for larger purchases… and there are some additional advantages too. They’re easy to get – no signature contracts are necessary and you can pay online with a credit card, and download right away.

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Adobe Releases CS6 – Now Shipping plus Download Free Trials

May 7th, 2012 105 comments

Two weeks after its official introduction, Adobe this morning has released Creative Suite 6, with major upgrades across the line. All CS6 suites and individual products are now shipping and downloadable as trials or for permanent use. The new subscription-rental Creative Cloud offering is also out.

Download Adobe CS6 Now! (Try or Buy)

The CS6 configurations are broadly similar to CS5.5, with four product removals and two additions. The product pricing has largely stayed the same, with modest adjustments for some upgrade paths and geographies. The new software is available immedi­ately for Windows and Mac OS via full purchase or discounted upgrade (from as far back as CS3 and CS4, through the end of this year), with delivery via boxed shipment or instant download.

And important news – starting now with this release, all CS6 upgrades can only be purchased direct from Adobe… CS6 upgrades will not be offered from third parties, resellers or retailers.

All of the CS6 free trials are also now available for download. These trials are fully functional for 30 days and will work side-by-side with any previous version(s) of the Creative Suite, including CS5 and CS5.5. If you decide not to buy CS6 when the trial period is up, you can just uninstall it and your older tools will continue to run – while all CS6 buyers can easily convert their trial to permanent use without reinstalling the software, even when upgrading. (For more informa­tion, refer to the complete Trial FAQ.)  CS6 will also open all of your CS5 project and data files.

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Download Adobe CS6 Trials: Direct Links (no Assistant or Manager)

May 7th, 2012 1,780 comments

[UPDATE – Some of these still work to download the old CS6 trials (plus Edge Animate 1.5), but Adobe has recently taken down many links… However, you can also now get the all-new Creative Cloud 2020 Direct Download Links!]

[UPDATE (Jan. 2017) – Adobe just stopped selling CS6 entirely – here’s why.]

Creative Suite 6 is now available for instant download and direct shipping, and there are many important differences in this release compared to Creative Suite 5, including hundreds of new features added to the individual applications.

Get Adobe CS6 Now

Here we’ve put together a complete set of Adobe CS6 direct download links for all the new products (Windows and Mac OS), for instant easy access and the ability to use your own download manager or download assistant if you have any difficulty with what Adobe normally employs and need to get the trials without it…

Whether you’re considering buying a full version or will be upgrading from a prior CS release, or even if you’re getting a volume license or joining the Creative Cloud, you can always use these free trials to install, run, and activate the CS6 software on your system, without needing to reinstall.  All of these CS6 trials will run fully for 30 (or possibly more) free days after initial launch.

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Adobe CS6 Volume and Site Licensing Now Available for Multi-User

May 7th, 2012 77 comments

Find out more about Adobe CS6 volume licensing

Creative Suite 6 was released today – and is now available through Adobe’s Business Store, which was formerly called the Volume Licensing Store

But this online store is not just for businesses or big volume – it’s for anyone who would like to run more than one copy of the CS6 software at one time, or has multiple concurrent users. The standard licensing for Adobe’s off-the-shelf retail products permits only a single user running on up to two installed computers – which is usually not enough for most members of a company, group, office, team, school, or enterprise. And it’s occasionally not enough for some homes!

[UPDATE (February 2013) – Adobe is no longer offering the older option described here, so now customers who would like to buy multiple copies of creative software for their groups or teams are using this solution instead.]

Regardless, the benefits of going with an Adobe CS6 volume license even for a simple or small purchase are numerous and clear:

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What’s New in Adobe CS6 Upgrade? A Product Feature Overview

May 2nd, 2012 37 comments

Last week Adobe launched Creative Suite 6 and we took a high-level look at how CS6 is different from CS5.5 – and so now here we’ll step through the significant new features at an individual product level, product-by-product…

The upgraded applications and their key new functionalities are detailed below. If you’re coming from further back and would like to know the differences between older versions – like an upgrade from Adobe CS5.0 to CS6, from CS4 to CS6, or from CS3 to CS6 – the last section will also help.

Major Changes to the Creative Suite Products

Learn more about Adobe Creative Suite 6

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