Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Upgrade from CS2/CS3 [Mac]

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Upgrade from CS2/CS3 [Mac]

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  • Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium combines Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, and Acrobat 9 Pro
  • Achieve painterly effects with lifelike brush strokes in Photoshop Extended and with expressive vector-painting tools in Illustrator, or easily create eye-catching 3D artwork with new Repousse in Photoshop CS5 Extended.
  • Work faster and more efficiently using more precise image selection tools in Photoshop Extended, variable-width strokes in Illustrator, and intuitive object selection features in Adobe InDesign.
  • Use new Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 to transform Photoshop and Illustrator artwork into high-quality interactive content and navigation components for web pages and user interfaces without writing code.
  • CS Live online services link your desktop design software to the Internet to boost efficiency in activities that support day-to-day design and production. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time.


  1. Wil from Houston says


    I finally upgraded from CS2. Everything looks different but I’m excited to learn the new features. Two things concerned me about upgrading to CS5. One, I had CS2 Student Edition and didn’t know if it was upgradable. It was! Second concern was the fact that I was purchasing from Amazon and not Adobe directly. But it was $50 cheaper and it’s the exact same thing so I would buy software from Amazon directly again.

  2. M. Prewitt says


    If you are design professional and you use CS3 or an older version, I highly recommend this upgrade; the advances in both CS4 and CS5, rolled into this CS5 package, are well worth the money if you make your living using Adobe software. However, it is well worth your time to explore all the new features; it always amazes me how many design professionals use only the most elementary features of the software, and do not really use even those to their potential. If you are a hobbyist or home user, without design training and with only basic design needs, any of the Adobe applications are probably overkill.

    If you already have CS4, you should explore Adobe’s website which describes the new features in detail, and decide for yourself if they are worth the upgrade price. For me, even a CS4 to CS5 upgrade is worthwhile; however, I would readily admit that for many basic to moderate users, the improvements would not justify the expense.

    You will get the most bang using this software with OS X 10.6 on a somewhat newer machine, and I’d highly recommend at least 6GB RAM; 8GB or more wouldn’t hurt.

    If you don’t need the 3D features or other advanced scientific features in Photoshop, etc., you should consider the Design Standard version instead.