Win a Free Copy of Phantasm CS!

by Grant Friedman

on May 21, 2009

in Contests Giveaways

One of the biggest gripes I have with Illustrator is the lack of tools that it provides to adjust colors. When they released the Live Color feature in CS3 I was very excited at the possibility of being able to edit colors on the fly. However, after working with live color I found that it was overly complex and the results were less than satisfactory. I knew there had to be a better way to edit colors in Illustrator, I just didn’t know how. That was until I became aware of Phantasm CS.

Phantasm CS is an amazing plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that allows you to edit the colors of your illustration on the fly; much like you can in Adobe Photoshop. If you use Photoshop a lot you will recognize many of the adjustments including: hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, curves, invert, and many more. Phantasm CS even includes a halftone filter that allows you to quickly create vector halftones from any image.


I own this plug-in and really enjoy working with it. In fact, I recommend it to anyone who works with Illustrator on a regular basis. That is why I am so excited that the guys at Astute Graphics were generous enough to donate 1 copy of Phantasm CS to one of our readers in celebration of this website’s 1st birthday!

To win, all you have to do is leave a comment below; tell us how you would use this plug-in and then send a Tweet to your followers.

Up for Grabs


  • Leave a comment to enter.
  • Tell us what you would use this plug-in for.
  • Tweet This message to your followers!
  • Only comment once.
  • 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 PST on Friday, May 22.

To learn more about Phantasm CS, please visit their website or watch their video tutorials. Good luck and please remember, if you are not lucky enough to win please consider purchasing a copy of this software.

Also, we will be continuing this site’s 1st birthday celebration all week. So don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another awesome giveaway!

About 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.