The 30-day free trial versions of all Adobe CS5 applications are now available for download on adobe.com. These are fully functional so you can test-drive every single feature that’s available in the retail version of the software.
You can either download your favorite CS5 program individually, or if you want everything in one go, just download the complete Creative Suite 5 Master Collection that includes the trial of every single Adobe software (except Acrobat 9).
Before you hit the download button, here’s a warning – the downloads are pretty bulky. For instance, the Windows version of Photoshop CS5 trial is about 1 GB in size while the trial of CS5 Master Collection is about 4.5 GB.
If you are on a slow connection, you can even order a trial DVD of the software – it costs around $10 and they don’t ship it to all countries. Later, if you decide to buy the software, you can enter your serial number and convert the same trial software into a full version without having to reinstall anything.