Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium

The ultimate graphic and web design software package for designers
4.2  (40 votes)

The Adobe CS5 Design Premium Suite bundles Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator, S5, InDesign CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, Acrobat 9 Pro, Bridge CS5, as well as Device Central CS5.

Adobe CS5 Design Premium Suite is still the industry standard against which any graphic or web design software package is measured. This new version is no exception and again takes the lead in innovation, especially with the Device Central program and its ability to simulate 165 plus mobile devices for testing purposes. The seamless integration of all the software interfaces through Adobe Bridge is especially useful in streamlining the design process, be it printing or web, thus saving time and resources. Old favourites like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver have been revamped with new features, and especially Fireworks has been geared at designing for the mobile market.

The only negative point about the Adobe CS5 Design Premium software is its price - $1899. Even upgrading from a previous version is extremely expensive and put Adobe out of reach of most home users, although Adobe now offers significant discounts for the student version.

Miranda Gerber
Editor rating:
This program has been superseded by Adobe Creative Cloud

Review summary


  • The industry standard for graphics and web design packages.


  • Very expensive.
  • Steep learning curve.
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