Phantasm CS Designer

By Astute Graphics $95.00
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Developer's Description

All the color control tools you come to expect of a professional design package can now be found in Adobe Illustrator(R) thanks to the Phantasm CS range. Add the ability to adjust colors by Brightness/Contrast, Hue/Saturation, Curves, Levels and more. Each tool has a familiar user interface and the major tools allow settings exchange with Adobe Photoshop(R).

Each tool adjusts color to a professional level catering for RGB and CMYK documents and handling any spot colors correctly. By applying the color change as a live Effect, it is possible to adjust, combine, re-stack and remove any changes at any stage of the design process.

Advanced options available on all relevant filters and effects gives professionals the ability to ensure exact print-ready results. Options include "Safe CMYK" ensuring ink levels comply with document color settings, overprint removal, rich to pure black conversions, and more.

With the introduction of Phantasm CS Designer, new filters and effects have been introduced to provide additional creativity options.

Whereas standard color-adjustment tools such Curves and Levels don't fundamentally alter the artwork, simply the colors, the Duotone and Halftone filters and effects reconstruct the artwork to produce wonderful results. Duotones (which also refer to monotone, tritone and quadtone) are most commonly found in Adobe Photoshop(R); it is now available natively in Illustrator with the ability to modify all embedded objects including vector, text and images whilst maintaining all vector/bitmap attributes. Allowing a mix of process and spot colors, the resultant artwork is high quality commercial print-ready.

The Halftone filter/effect produces a range of stunning vector-based results, from standard dot types to custom Illustrator Symbols-based creations. Faithful to the original artwork (RGB or CMYK including spot colors), the level of adjustments possible ensures creative freedom.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

In addition to Phantasm CS color adjustment Filters and Effects:

  • Duotone Filter and Effect
  • Vector Halftone Filter and Effect
  • Swap Channels Filter and Effect
  • Temperature/Tint Filter and Effect


Release August 26, 2008
Date Added March 20, 2008
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
  • Adobe Illustrator CS, CS2 or CS3
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Vista
  • Mac OS X v.10.3.4 through v.10.5 version also available
  • 512Mb, although 1Gb RAM is recommended(up to 4Gb recommended when producing complex full separations using Phantasm CS Studio)
  • Only 2MB of free hard disc space is required to install any Phantasm CS edition; however a spare 200MB is recommended to operate Illustrator.
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is an absolute minimum. A higher resolution is recommended.


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