Live effects made easy in Illustrator

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Stylism is available for a limited period for FREE to celebrate 10 years of Astute Graphics game-changing plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator.

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Click-and Drag Live Effects 

Click-and Drag functionality Live Effects | Live Preview Adjustments | User Defined Style Presets | Flexible Curve Controlled Effects

Access Live Effects through a intuitive interface allowing you to break away from Illustrator’s numerical control which can be tedious. Simply open the Stylism Panel, select your chosen effect then just click-and drag and view the live adjustment in realtime. The power of the plug-in lies within with the simple ability to adjust artwork visually allowing you to explore new ideas whilst retaining ultimate control.

Stylism - apply and modifying a native Illustrator Drop Shadow live Effect

Benefits to you

Save time by unleashing Illustrator’s native effects, welcoming intuitive creation and adjustments. For the first time use Click-and-Drag to interactively control your favourite enhancements including drop shadows, transformations and blurs.

Stylism - applying a live Transform Effect using click-and-drag

Precision and Possibilities

Delve into creative possibilities whilst benefiting from increased precision. Break away from tedious numerical control and embrace the freedom Stylism releases.

Stylism - controlling the contour of a Drop Shadow, Feather, Outer Glow and Blur live Effect

Contour Control

Fine tune your effects for added realism and true impact! With flexible contour control* you can now achieve levels of subtlety direct in vector art.
*Contour control in Stylism requires Phantasm version 3 (trial or fully licensed). Available separately or as part of our bundles, saving you money. Contours can be applied to Drop Shadow, Feather, Outer Glow and Blur Effects.

Stylism - User-defined style presets

User Defined Styles

Master your own unique styles by stacking several effects. Your personal combination of effects can be quickly applied to any creation and viewed by all others. Maintain continuity across multiple workflows by sharing your user defined styles between colleagues.

Example Artwork

The artwork above was created using Stylism.


  • Control native live effects instinctively
  • Native Adobe Illustrator live effects supported:
    • Drop Shadow*
    • Feather*
    • Inner Glow
    • Outer Glow*
    • Transform
    • Free Distort
    • Offset
    • Blur*
  • *Contour control (requires Phantasm (v3) – available separately)
  • Quick control of effect resolution
  • 4 user-defined styles stored between sessions
  • 4 user-defined contours stored between sessions
  • Optional automatic resolution reduction for more responsive editing
  • All standard effects remain editable on computers without Stylism (see this article for details regarding contours)

Using our plug-ins

Color-coded Panels
Installation, Licensing & Activation
Software Requirements

Illustrator CC/CS6/CS5
Mac OS 10.7+

Adobe Illustrator CC/CS6/CS5
Windows 10/8/7/Vista

Example Artwork

Example Artwork

The artwork on the right was created with the Stylism plug-in.

Download Artwork

Download all our sample artwork source files and have a look at them in Adobe Illustrator.
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