The capabilities of digital design and digital art is always reliant on software. The more complex your software skills, the better your creative work will be. You learn new tools and new ways to do things everyday, and the online communities developed knowledge sharing platforms (all those million and a half design tutorial sites out there) to teach you these tricks. But that some how defeated the process of art. One needs to concentrate on the art itself and not the tool used to create it.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just open Photoshop and make those beautiful pictures look even more beautiful without getting lost? Wouldn’t it be great to open Illustrator and just create that great comic series you dreamt up the last time you had a chat with one of your copywriters?
Now, you can actually do that. Adobe has literally democratized, simplified, minimilised and all the other adjectives you can put together to say “less is more” with CS6. 600 new features just in Photoshop and over 65 of them were a result of direct customer feedback from people like you and me. And yes, all of this simplified from ground up (6 of my favorite features which also happen to be Rusell Brown’s favorites: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs6-creative-cloud-feature-tour-for-design/russell-brown-six-favorite-features-from-photoshop-cs6-in-six-minutes/?sdid=JUMMY) Just to give you an overview, CS6 has been downloaded over a million times (from here -> http://www.adobe.com/in/downloads/?sdid=JUMTN) and I’am yet to read a single hate post about CS6. That’s outstanding. From the intuitive video creation tools, content aware move/patch in Photoshop to the all new Image trace engine and pattern creation abilities of Illustrator to wrap stabilizer in PremierPro, it’s the closest you will get to using magic. For someone from the ad industry, this is the perfect suite. Even though they are demos they've reduced working hours and improved the final results quite a bit.