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Illustrator CS6 update for Creative Cloud Members

Adobe IllustratorAdobe Illustrator CS6 update for Creative Cloud is now available. As we said when we launched Creative Cloud earlier this year, one of the biggest benefits for customers would be early access to the latest innovation from Adobe, including VIP access to new features in the desktop software. With this update to Illustrator, Creative Cloud members have access to three brand new features! Check out the Illustrator team blog for more information and videos on these features and how they can be used:

The updates will reach you automatically next time the Application Manager/ Updater checks with If you’re in a hurry, choose Help > Update.

These features are available in Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Creative Cloud members only. To join Adobe Creative Cloud, see Adobe Creative Cloud.

Package Files

Gather all the files used, including linked graphics and fonts, into a single folder for quick hand-off. Choose File > Package to collect all assets in a single location. See Package Files.

Unembed Images

Replace embedded images with linsk to their extracted PSD or TIFF files. Select an embedded image and choose Unembed from the Links panel menu or click Unembed in the Control panel. See Unembed images.

Links Panel improvements

View and track additional information about placed artwork directly in the Links panel. See Links Information.

Join Creative Cloud

If you are interested in getting access to these features now, you can become a Creative Cloud member. See if you qualify  for a special offer.


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Straighten images in Photoshop CS6

It is pretty easy to straighten images in Photoshop CS6. The new and improved Crop tool lets you straighten images as well.

  1. Select the Crop tool.
  2. Click Straighten from the control bar on top.
  3. Draw a line along an edge that should have been straight. For  example, draw a line along the horizon, or perhaps the edge of a building. Photoshop will automatically rotate the image by the right amount, resize the canvas, and show you a live preview of what the final image will look like

    The no-longer leaning tower. Original image from Wikimedia

  4. Press Enter/Return to commit the change.

Note: If you want the option to revisit your decision about the crop, uncheck Delete Cropped Pixels in the Control bar. Enabling this option will perform a non-destructive crop.



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Resize image canvas in Photoshop CS6

Did you know that  you can use the Crop tool to resize the canvas in Photoshop CS6?

In addition to Cropping images, and performing a Perspective Crop, you can also resize the image canvas using the new and improved Crop tools in Photoshop CS6.

Resizing the image canvas is probably one of the most frequent tasks you do in Photoshop. It’s fairly easy too, and works in all versions of Photoshop. Choose Image > Canvas Size ( or press Alt+Ctrl+C) and enter the new values.

Photoshop CS6 introduces one more method. And a fairly cool one, I think.

Resize canvas using the Crop tool

Resize canvas using the Crop tool

1. Choose the Crop tool. The Crop handles appear on the edges of the picture.

2. Drag the handles outwards to resize the canvas. (Press Alt/Option to resize from the center)

3. Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) to commit the changes.


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InDesign CS6 | Arabic and Hebrew support

You can now create layouts and designs that contain Arabic and Hebrew text in InDesign CS6.  There are several features that let you create world-ready content.

Adobe World-Ready composers already give you flexibility to work with indic languages. Support for Hunspell open source dictionaries let you download and use dictionaries that you need. Arabic and Hebrew text has some additional complications. But InDesign CS6, Middle Eastern edition has features that handle the additional complexitites and let you create designs with Arabic, Hebrew, or mixed content.

Create Arabic and Hebrew content

Create Arabic and Hebrew content

To create Arabic and Hebrew content, you need some special treatment. For example, Arabic and Hebrew are right-to-left languages, so you need the ability to change the paragraph direction.

Several other features, such as specifying Text direction, story direction, binding direction are included. Other language specific features such as automatic Kashida insertion, Diacritical marks, and Diacritical coloring are also included.


See Arabic and Hebrew features in InDesign Cs6 for more details.

Also have a look at the other new features in InDesign CS6.

Download a Trial

Download a trial, and take it for a spin. I’m sure that you’ll like what you see. You can download the trial installer from the follow locations.




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Changes to Save for web in Illustrator CS6

There have been some changes in the Illustrator CS6 Save for Web dialog box. For one, its not called Save for Web and Devices anymore.

Ivan David rounded up all the changes and put them in one place. Have a quick look, to see what the changes are.

The Save for Web feature is used, chiefly, to optimize artwork and images for the purpose of using it in web browsers and applications. This was achieved by optimizing image size and color. However, as the web evolves and bandwidth becomes increasingly and easily available, the Save for Web feature has also evolved to keep up with the times. The feature has been reworked, and the changes include availability of certain formats from different menu options, removal of the WBMP format and automatic HTML generation, and modifications to the slices feature.

Read the complete post here:

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