Adobe Illustrator CS6 software is powered by the new Adobe Mercury Performance System so you can work with speed and stability on large, complex files. A modern, updated interface streamlines daily tasks. Advanced creative tools enable you to capture your vision better than ever. What's new in Adobe CS6? Adobe Mercury Performance SystemWork with precision, speed, and rock-solid stability on large, complex files thanks to a new performance system that powers Illustrator CS6. With native 64-bit support on Mac OS and Windows you can access all the RAM on your computer to easily open, save, and export large files and preview demanding designs. Just about everything feels faster and more responsive. Pattern creationEasily create seamlessly tiled vector patterns. Experiment freely with different types of repeating patterns that can be edited at any time for maximum design flexibility. New Image TraceConvert raster images to editable vectors with a completely new tracing engine. Get clean lines, accurate fitting, and reliable results without using complex controls. New efficient, flexible interfaceTake fewer steps to accomplish daily tasks in a new, streamlined interface. Enjoy inline editing of layer names, precise color sampling, and UI brightness that's smoothly adjustable to match other Adobe tools. Gradients on strokesApply gradients to your strokes along the length, across the width, or within the stroke itself all with complete control over gradient placement and opacity. Inline editing in panelsEfficiently edit names in layers, swatches, brushes, artboards, and other panels directly in the panels themselves without using intermediate dialog boxes. Gaussian Blur enhancementSee that Gaussian Blur and effects such as Drop Shadows and Glows are applied significantly faster than before. To improve accuracy, preview directly on the artboard rather than in a dialog box. Color panel enhancementsSample colors faster and more precisely using an expandable color spectrum in the Color panel. And now, copy and paste hex values into other applications more quickly. Transform panel enhancementsQuickly access the popular Scale Strokes and Effects option, thanks to its new availability in the Transform panel. Type panel improvementsUse arrow keys to change fonts in context for selected text. Glyphs for caps, superscripts, and more can now be accessed in one place from the Character panel. Dockable hidden toolsTear off and dock previously hidden tools, such as the Shape and Pen tools. Dock tools horizontally or vertically for a more efficient workspace. Workspaces with roomsMove fluidly from workspace to workspace with support for rooms. Achieve consistency across your work areas and maintain layout changes until you actively reset them. Control panel enhancementsControl panel enhancements Quickly find what you need in a more efficient Control panel, now with consistency across options, anchor point controls, clipping masks, envelope distortions, and more. Note: This product includes one (1) upgrade license through the Adobe Transactional License Program (TLP). This is a license-only product, and does not include physical media.