One of the first things you might notice about the newest
version of Adobe Illustrator is that numbers are out, and
letters are in. Instead of the predictable "Illustrator 11,"
this release has been given the name "Illustrator CS." The
CS stands for Creative Suite, and in fact it is a pretty suite
"Creative Suite" refers to the fact that Illustrator
is now engineered to function more closely than ever
with its sibling applications, Photoshop and InDesign.
All three are now available as a suite, akin to the way
Microsoft Office bundles together Microsoft's most popular
applications. (In addition to the Standard version
of the Suite, which contains Illustrator, Photoshop, and
InDesign, there's also a Premium version that includes
Acrobat and GoLive.)
But Illustrator CS has plenty more excitement to offer
than just sibling bonding.