Adobe's Creative Suite – comprising Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, GoLive CS and Acrobat 6.0 Professional – is shipping now.

A Standard Edition of Adobe Creative Suite also is available; it combines these same components, except for GoLive CS and Acrobat 6.0 Professional

The product also introduces the company's Version Cue file version management software in a combined offering that the company says: "Gives creative professionals everything they need to create and publish content to print and the Web faster, more easily and efficiently than ever."

Adobe will ship full-version upgrades for the stand-alone products contained within the Creative Suite later this week. Pricing and complete product details are available from Adobe's UK site.

Adobe senior vice president of creative professional products, Jim Heeger, said: "With powerful new hardware hitting the market and Adobe Creative Suite pushing the boundaries of software innovation, the technology available to the creative industries has just taken a huge leap forward."

Online resource

Adobe has also opened the doors to its redesigned online resource for designers, Adobe Studio. This offers designer's resource, including tips, tools and an online user community.

Any customer who has a copy of Photoshop (purchased as a standalone product or part of an Adobe Collection) can upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition for an estimated street price of £664, or the Standard Edition for £451. Estimated street price for the Creative Suite Premium Edition is £1,115 and £927 for the Standard Edition.

Macworld and Adobe are hosting a seminar next week taking a close look at the company's new Creative Suite tools. The one-day event will offer training in Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS from expert users. It will also look at the integration between these applications and Acrobat, GoLive and InDesign.

The event takes place at Islington's Business Design Centre November 5, 9.30am-5.30pm, and costs £99.99 (excluding VAT) per delegate. More information is available here.