Win a Free Copy of Phantasm CS Studio for a Chance to Win a Free Wacom Intuos 4

Yep, it’s time for another exciting giveaway; this time sponsored by our friends at Astute Graphics, the makers of Phantasm CS, the popular Adobe Illustrator plug-in. You may remember us giving away a copy of Phantasm CS Studio several months ago during this site’s 1st Birthday Celebration. Today we’re offering practically the same deal except this time there’s a twist. The winner of this giveaway will get the chance to win a free Large Wacom Intuos 4 and several other prizes!


Phantasm CS is a powerful plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that allows you to edit colors on the fly, much like you can with Photoshop. This can come in handy especially when you need to change the color of your entire illustration in a short amount of time.

How to Win a Free Wacom Intuos 4

To commemorate the 3rd anniversary of one of Illustrator‘s most popular plug-ins, Astute Graphics is calling on all owners of Phantasm CS to design the most creative action or style using Phantasm CS software. The most creative entry will win a Wacom Intuos 4, a Pantone ColorMunki Design, or one of 5 Illustrator CS4 WOW! Books.


For more information on how to enter this contest visit the Contest Entry Page or see several examples of the types of styles or actions that you can create with Phantasm CS.

Win a Free Copy of Phantasm CS Studio

In order to win your free Wacom Intuos 4 you do have to own a copy of Phantasm CS.  That’s why our friends at Astute Graphics have donated 1 Free Copy of Phantasm CS Studio to one lucky Colorburned reader. To enter, just leave a comment below and you can be on your way to win one of several prizes!

Up for Grabs


  • Leave a comment to enter.
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  • Leave a valid email address so that we can contact you.
  • This is a 2 day contest. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m EST on Friday, July 17, 2009.

Good luck everyone!

Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.

  • Ann

    I have seen this tool before, looks really great and I would really like to try it by winning (?)

  • I would really like to win, so that I can win the Wacom Intuos 4 :)

    Anyway, the Phantasm CS Studio would do the job it is designed for, for me.
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  • Victor Martinez

    I will love to be aided in my work by using this “friendly ghost”

  • jasonology

    We would use Phantasm CS at work, when Editorial change their mind at the last minute and want all 200+ illustrations from a book changed to a different colour.
    (I work at a book publisher.) This would greatly relieve the pain!

  • Always looking for new tools to get the job done!

  • I would use it to help me with editing colors when I start using Illustrator more when I get my first WACOM tablet here soon for my birthday.

  • Really wouldn’t mind having a go with this tool! Pretty please!

  • budiblue

    For me Phantasm CS really helpful to create some nice effect. Hope to win.

  • I had so much fun entering the last one, I’m giving it another shot! This plugin looks so cool.
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  • I would like to win to expand my artwork for creating new themes and brands for my church!
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  • Three words: easy vector halftones.

  • Well everyone using illustrator in depth knows how much editing colors on the fly is a pain and you always keep on asking how can be Adobe the same software house that made a piece of art like photoshop and Illustrator at the same time.

    This plugin would really help to improve my Illustrator workflow and also a Wacom Intuos 4 could be a great help too :)

    Thank you.
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  • Cool, I actually never heard of this plug in before. Would love to win it. Then win the sexy WACOM!!!
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  • More to create with is always handy!

  • Lisa

    Looks like a great plugin and would really help me with my designing and student work!

  • ktycat

    I had never heard of this plugin before. I would love to try it out as it looks really interesting and helping.

  • Time to get in the loop for me! Got an 6 year old wacom and the plugin is the best thing you can get! – Conclusion! I am in :)

  • Product looks great – a must for all designers.
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  • I would like to win this plugin ’cause I’ve just started learning Illustrator so I want to learn also the greatest illustrator plugin of all times!!!

  • Maria João

    There’s no such thing as too many good work tools. And I shure would like to win this one! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  • I’m in for the free phantasm CS, and the i’ll go for the wacom tablet
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  • This sounds like a great plug in.
    Also, I almost commented on the Facebook page. Would that have worked?

  • WOW! How exciting is this contest?! Not like other blog-giveaways, that’s for sure.

    Phantasm CS Studio is an awesome plugin for Illustrator. I’d use it on most of my projects, especially my logo designs, so I can quickly create variations and present my client(s) with logo colour (Canadian spelling) options.

    Photoshop is very useful for image enhancements, but with this plugin I’ll be able to make adjustments on-the-fly, without having to switch back and forth between the applications. Can you imagine being able to adjust the curves, levels, hue/saturatione of embedded photos and images directly in illustrator? I certainly can.

    A tool that will take care of vector halftones and duotones? Are you serious? This tool is THE plugin to have.

    Ok, not only all of that, but I’ll be able to preview colour (<- there’s that Canadian in me again) separations! Hello, t-shirt silkcreen designs!!

    Can my life get any easier? Maybe… If I win, Colorburned will give me a chance to win the Intuos 4 LARGE. How awesome would that be? I feel like I’ve found the end of the rainbow.
    Now just to get a hold of that pot… Good luck on this contest, everyone. And THANK YOU Colorburned and Astute Graphics for this AMAZING opportunity!

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  • hilda

    i really would love this tool! i would use soooo much during work and at home! haha amazing all adobe products, technology, oh gosh im never giving up this profession, hobby, its an addiction! :Þ

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  • Jason

    very nice…fingers crossed

  • Jason Owens

    Phantasm CS Studio would really help to improve my Illustrator designs by giving me color abilities I already use so much in Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos 4 would just be so COOL!!! Thanks Colorburned and Astute Graphics!!

  • Tweeted the message. I would love to win it to just go around and play with colors which I love to do a lot.

  • Wow. I have read about Phantasm CS Studio in a magazine review, and looks great. I really want to try it in my works!

  • Joe Salafia

    Would love to use both of these products to be more productive in my personal & commercial work.

  • I would absolutely love to get my hands on this plug-in. So Sweet!!!

  • It would definitely streamline my illustration process (and a shiny new wacom couldn’t hurt either ;)).

  • kara

    i only just found out about phantasm and was looking for examples in the blogosphere and this article came up. kind of perfect, colorburned and i are sharing wavelengths.

  • geez – anything that helps stream line the Illustrator workflow is welcome around here – especially being able to change a color palette quickly. Thanks for the offer!

  • Woohaa!

  • This would be an amazing contest to win! Crossing my fingers!
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  • Khaled Mosli

    I am a talented designer, and hungry to learn more and more. I loved the fact of rewarding members and the online contests. I appreciate all your help and efforts. Also, love the CS like you cannot imagine.

    Thanks and regards…
    Khaled Mosli

  • anything to make Illustrator more streamlined is a boon… This plugin sounds awesome. A wacom that isn’t over 10 years old would be nice as well…

  • I am currently enrolled in a “Web Design” program at an art school and I would love to have this tool to use with Illustrator.
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  • lisa

    Fabulous. Plug-ins are great. Thanks!

  • I like win your prize.
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  • N8I

    It has been my dream to own my very own copy of Phantasm CS Studio
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  • I’d love to win it cause it has some very interesting plugins that I think are very useful. And just today I was searching from which place to buy a pen tablet to use with photoshop, so it’s the perfect opportunity to take place in the Wacom Intuos 4 giveaway.

  • great great great
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  • Wow, my dream will come true with this phantasm plugin.

    Using Phantasm i will enhance my logo and illustration, saving a lot of design time.

  • JR

    I just started getting into seamless patterns and this would be awesome.

    cheers to another awesome giveaway (sucking up completely intentional, HA).
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  • Annette D

    Awesome giveaway. I would love to win this! My son would really enjoy using this plugin. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Heather G

    This looks like a GREAT product and would be really beneficial to a college student like myself majoring in Design. : )

  • Dustin

    Wow this looks awesome i especially like the halftone effects

  • With Phantasm i will enhance my illustration and save a lot of time.

  • This looks great and would really speed up my illustrator workflow!
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  • Ed Dempsey

    I think Christmas has come early this year. Pick me Peaseeeee!

  • Give me a chance, Big Dude
    I need to get some food.
    Im all out of cash,flicking ash.
    Breaking out in a rask
    Need to win your tool
    Live life by the rule, So cool…
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  • Miguel de Sousa

    I would use this to conquer and rule the world by making the most freaking cool websites EVER!!!

  • Those color adjusting tools could come in handy :) Sign me up!

  • Ali Alavi

    It is such a interesting plugins.
    I would love to have a pen tablet to use with photoshop.
    It’s s perfect opportunity.

  • Tim

    I would like to win this plugin for world peace!

  • Tim

    I would like to win this plugin to win the tablet also… might as well be honest :-)

  • Wow, amazing, Im trying to expand my skills to illustration and I think this plugin will be great.

  • I am a graphic designer who looooves this plug in, especially for logo design. I have been spoiled with it at my full-time job, but now that I am doing freelance work, it would be great to have it at home…
    I am drooling over that tablet too…

  • Sign me up
    I would like to enrich my Illustrator technics and hopefully share it with others

  • Codrin

    Awesome giveaway. I would love to win this!

  • As a little child growing up in the old country with nothing but a nickle in my pocket and the sweat on my back, I dreamed of one day owning just this very thing. Now my dream can become a reality thanks to you.

  • i would use it for vector halftone madness!

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  • Cool contest/concept/product.

    And now a quote for the day:
    “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
    Scott Adams

  • I would use it for Better designs and to enhance my skillset.
    Awesome contest!

  • This is an amazing plug-in! Because these features weren’t available to me, I have been kept in photoshop a lot of times when I would rather have been using illustrator. I would use it for my web designs and illustrations.
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  • Wow! Sounds great!

  • Al Kam

    It’s amazing.
    I would love to win


  • Frojo

    Hah, i would really like to enter this but i’m clearly missing the plug-in which is only a little essential ;)

  • I have always wanted these plug-ins! Wow they would help speed things up for me!

    Pleas pick me!!!

  • I didn’t know about it so I’ll try it out to see if it makes my life easier :^)

  • Simon

    i’m making some vector halftones to give away and Phantasm would be a great help. then i can replace my age-old tiny Wacom tablet (hopefully)!


  • Crazy! I was just talking about both of these with a buddy of mine tonight. He recently bought the Wacom Intuos 4 and is about to purchase Phantasm. I’m dying to get a Intuos 4. I would use it and Phantasm to explore digital art and illustration. It’s something I’ve been interested in since I was a kid, before I made the mistake of getting a degree in accounting instead of following my passion (art and design). It took me years to finally start creating again. Now, I’m like a kid in a candy store. I just love exploring as many different mediums as I can.


  • Karen Bryant

    I’ve realised, over the years, that I’ve missed out on so much that could have made my workflow much faster, so I’d love to give this software a try. I’m about to start some line art illustrations for a client’s website and I bet this would really help me creatively. Thanks for the comp, colourburned!

  • Rachel

    This plugin would speed up my workflow so much, making it much easier to complete projects and experiment in so many different ways.

  • I guess I should! I have no experience with the plug-in or anything but anything that makes illustrator a little bit easier is welcomed by me!

  • ansley

    Would be quite beneficial! Great contest too!

  • This looks like an excellent plug-in. I’ve seen some pieces using it and they are spectacular. I hope to win so I can be spectacular too.

  • Great tool for creative and efficient work flow. Thanks!
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  • Homero

    what a magical contest…..phantasm and maybe a wacom!

  • Glenn Van Bogaert

    Wow, If I would win this copy of Phantasm CS Studio, I would really enter the contest of Phatams. Then I’ve got the chance to win two things. That would been really great.

  • Glenn

    Wow, a great contest. If I would win this Phatans CS Studio, I would use this great plug-in for redesigning my website. It really needs a new lay-out. And a free Wacom Intuos 4 Large would been great for my job.

  • If I won… I’d be using Phatans CS to rekindle my love of drawing, and start creating some seriously awesome vectors… which much more ease.

    You always have the best freaking contest… a freaking Wacom tablet too, DAMMMMMMNNNNN… I don’t even know how happy I’d be if I won… but it’d be a lot.

  • Phantasm looks pretty sweet, and of course who could resist a chance at a Intuos4? Silly me for buying an Intuos3 shortly before 4 came out.

    Sign me up!
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  • Gary

    I would love to have one of these babys, it would definitely help me with my deigns.

  • This looks amazing. :-)

  • uao! discover this plug in is already a winning! i’ll use it for discover and change color scheme for my websites!!

  • Amy

    I would use this to complete the redesign of my website. I like Illustrator, but I do prefer photoshop’s method for color changes

  • let me win ! boo-ya
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  • Yes! i am a visual artist that would like to try this—

  • I would use it to make my vector art.

  • This will be a great a great plugin for my collection.
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  • Will Strieff

    I design vehicle wraps at my workplace and could use this amazing tool to quickly change colors when a client asks for an entire wraps color and feel be changed in mere seconds while they stand over my shoulder ready to pounce on my MacBook Pro the second they like the result :P

  • I would use this to make nice websites
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  • It was almost the death of me to have to return my graphics tablet after it stopped working, but they were out of stock, so now I’m stuck. I’d love to win the tablet as well as an Illustrator book.

  • I would love to have this plugin because it speeds up my workflow (with special effects).

  • benjamin randall

    i could be so much more productive in my work with the plugin