Adobe Creative Suite 6 hits availability status, Creative Cloud gets a May 11 debut

Adobe CS6 Launch

The recently unveiled Adobe Creative Suite 6 has already decided to set sail, while the Creative Cloud service will have to wait back a bit longer until Friday to step out in the open. The CS6 software is expected to ship in 4 versions, namely Design & Web Premium, Design Standard, Production Premium and Master Collection.

The new product line is packed with the latest releases consisting of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash Professional and various other tools. Along with an enhanced UI that’s said to be more intuitive for better productivity and richer results, the software incorporates Adobe Mercury Graphics for quicker editing and creation capabilities.

“We announced Creative Cloud and CS6 two weeks ago and these releases have caught the imagination of creatives everywhere,” expressed David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media Business, Adobe. “Today we’re shipping CS6 and look forward to the beginning of an exciting new era as we introduce Creative Cloud later this week.”

Being subscription-based, the Adobe Creative Cloud service is aimed towards building a new way to deliver tools to professionals around the globe. Through this, users should be able to create and share content as well as access all CS6 applications and much more including HTML5 desktop tools like the Adobe Muse 1.0 and Adobe Edge preview. Membership for this service can currently be acquired in around 36 countries starting at $49.99 on a monthly basis for individuals.

The Adobe Creative Suite 6 prices amount to $2,599 for the Master Collection, $1,899 for the Production Premium, US$1,899 for the Design & Web Premium and $1,299 for the Design Standard edition. These applications are available for purchase through authorized resellers, the Adobe Store in the US and Adobe Direct Sales.