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Adobe Creative Suite 5: Master Collection

You may not be able to design the next great iPhone app on it (per Steve himself), but if you can stomach for the price tag, Adobe Creative Suite 5: Master Collection ($870 Upgrade, $2,599 Full) will reward you with a veritable blitzkrieg of creative tools. Likely, more than you’ll ever know what do with. This, gents, is software extravagance. Combining all the Adobe Creative Suites, the Master Collection includes: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Acrobat 9 Pro, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Flash Builder 4, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5, Contribute CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 (with Adobe OnLocation CS5 and Encore CS5), After Effects CS5, Soundbooth CS5, Masters Degree in Design, and a barrage of extras. Whether you’re looking to be the next Photoshop Tennis champion (or disaster), outscore Hans Zimmer, or even design the next Gear Patrol, this is a good place to start.

If you’re not willing to shell out the cash, Adobe is now offering a 30-Day free trial.

Buy Now: $870 Upgrade | $2,599 Full