Go All-Digital

Supporting the global environment we supply all software as digital downloads only. How can you participate?

We all can be part of the solution. Digital downloads are the "green" answer to demanding fewer resources for your computer's needs. What you get is software with an environmental footprint of zero while still staying up-to-date.

Digital downloads are one part of the larger trend in making our lives - both professional and personal - cleaner, more efficient, and better. Continue reading to see what else you can do to improve your green computing.

Limit screen-saver use. A screen saver does not save energy. In fact, more often than not, a screen saver not only will draw power for the monitor, but also will keep the CPU from shutting down. Instead, set your computer to turn off the monitor first, then go into standby mode after a longer period of inactivity.

Disconnect your Virtual Private Network (VPN) when not actively using your corporate network. Being connected may limit your system's ability to enter standby mode.

Many popular computer games and other third party software packages that run in the background will not allow the computer to go to sleep - even if they are paused or the active window is minimized.

Some web sites or pages that have active banners and or animated advertisements will not allow the computer to sleep on its own and must be closed, or the computer put manually into a sleep state.

Enabled power management to place your monitor, hard drives and computer into a low-power "sleep" mode after a period of inactivity.

Monitor/display sleep: Turn off after 15 minutes or less

Turn off hard drives/hard disk sleep: 15 minutes or less

System standby/sleep: After 30 minutes or less

Advanced users may wish to establish multiple power schemes to address different usage models. For example, you can create a power scheme for playing music CDs that shuts off your hard drive and monitor immediately, but never puts your system into standby mode.

To further reduce power consumption, turn off computing and peripheral devices that are not being used or being used for an extended period of time such as overnight.

Plug all your electronics into one surge protector, so you can easily switch them all off when you leave the room or go to sleep. Most power supplies (such as your cell phone charger) continue to draw power and generate heat even when not attached to a device.
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Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 software helps you create distinctive vector artwork for any project. Take advantage of the precision and power of sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, and a host of time-savers

What's new

Perspective drawing Use perspective grids to draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1-, 2-, or 3-point linear perspective, creating the look of realistic depth and distance.
Bristle Brush Paint with vectors that resemble real-world brush strokes. Achieve the expressiveness of natural media with the scalability of vector graphics.
Crisp graphics and text for web, mobile Create and align vector objects precisely on the file's pixel grid for clean, sharp raster graphics. Use text anti-aliasing options for individual text frames.
Shape Builder tool Intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on your artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels.


Sophisticated vector drawing tools Create distinctive designs with precise shape-building tools, fluid and painterly brushes, and advanced path controls.
Beautiful Strokes Fully control variable-width strokes, arrowheads, dashes, and art brush scaling along a path.
Perspective drawing Use perspective grids to draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1-, 2-, or 3-point linear perspective, creating the look of realistic depth and distance.
Bristle Brush Paint with vectors that resemble real-world brush strokes. Achieve the expressiveness of natural media with the scalability of vector graphics.
Gradients and transparency Interact with gradients directly on your objects and control the transparency of individual colors in gradients and gradient meshes.
Blob Brush Sketch with a brush that generates a single clean vector shape, even when strokes overlap. Draw naturally, using the Blob Brush tool together with the Eraser and Smooth tools.
Advanced typography Design beautiful text for any media with professional controls for paragraph and character styles, support for OpenType®, transparent effects, and more.
Resolution-independent effects See raster effects such as drop shadows, blurs, and textures maintain their appearance across media. Create work for different types of output and know that raster effects will look the same no matter how your resolution settings change.
Flexible brushes Enjoy improved pressure sensitivity when using a pen and tablet. Add flair to paths, choosing from calligraphic, scatter, art, and pattern brushes. Take advantage of newly subtle controls when making your own custom brushes.
Brushes with corner control Apply art and pattern brushes to a path and get clean results, even at tight bends or corners. Where strokes of different widths join, or they form obtuse or acute angles, choose options to properly fill points where joins occur.
Live Trace Quickly and accurately convert photos, scans, or other bitmap images to editable and scalable vector paths using Live Trace.
Live Color Explore, apply, and control color variations using Live Color, which lets you select any artwork and interactively edit the colors to see results immediately. Use the intuitive Color Guide panel to quickly choose tints, shades, or harmonious color combinations.
Envelopes and live distortion Warp, liquefy, and distort artwork any way imaginable with envelopes and live distortion tools. Easily access envelope options from the Control panel.
Blend Morph one shape into another to create smooth shading, complex contours, and basic animations.
3D effects Turn 2D shapes into fully editable 3D objects by extruding and revolving paths. Add lighting and wrap images around 3D shapes to easily create objects such as packaging mock-ups, and separate spot colors applied to 3D artwork.
Clipping masks Use clipping masks to hide areas of an object or group, crop placed images, or cut intricate shapes. Quickly find the clipping mask options in the Control panel and work with masks more easily, thanks to new viewing choices for both masks and masked objects.
Live effects Apply live effects without affecting the underlying artwork, so you can edit at any time without starting over.
Symbol spraying Add design elements to your artwork by spraying, scaling, colorizing, and adjusting the transparency of repeated symbols while keeping file sizes small.
Graphing tools Communicate data clearly using powerful tools that make it easy to produce visually compelling charts and graphs, including quickly applying harmonious color groups with Live Color.
To the top Work efficiently with multiple artboards, symbols, drawing enhancements, and the ability to edit object characteristics in the Appearance panel. Take advantage of smooth integration with other Adobe applications and support for almost any graphic file.
Shape Builder tool Intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on your artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels.
Drawing enhancements Draw behind elements, disregarding stacking order. Draw or place an image inside an element, instantly creating a clipping mask.
Multiple artboards Define up to 100 working areas in one file. Paste objects in place across artboards for repeating artwork on multiple web pages, screens, or frames.
In-panel appearance editing Edit object characteristics directly in the Appearance panel, eliminating the need to open fill, stroke, or effects panels.
Symbols Make symbols more powerful than ever thanks to new 9-slice scaling and registration point control. Use layers inside symbols to create extremely complex symbols that you can repeat as usual, keeping file sizes small.
Pixel Preview See how your vector artwork will look when rasterized using the Pixel Preview mode. Edit your artwork and the preview changes live — as you work.
Integration with other Adobe solutions Move projects smoothly from design to print or digital output, thanks to tight integration with industry-leading Adobe software such as Adobe Photoshop®,
Industry-standard graphic file formats Work with almost any type of graphic file — including PDF, EPS, FXG, Photoshop (PSD), TIFF, GIF, JPEG, SWF, SVG, DWG, DXF, and more.
New Document Profiles for web and mobile devices Access new pixel-grid alignment from web and mobile device profiles, which also include relevant dimensions, color groups, and more.


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