Phantasm Phantasm

Instant color control + halftone

  • Vector halftones
  • 12 color adjustments
  • Apply as non-destructive live effects
  • Photoshop compatible settings
  • Pre-press corrections

All 19 plugins and a year of updates.

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Colour adjustments

Instant access to adjustments via new Phantasm Panel. Essential adjustments, many like you would find in Photoshop including the following: Brightness/Contrast, Curves, Levels, Desaturate, Exposure, Hue/Saturation, Invert, Shift to Color, Temperature/Tint and Prepress Correct. Works on vectors, editable text and embedded images. Live preview. Load and export settings with Photoshop.

Color adjustments and hue/saturation changes in Illutsrator

Live effects

All Phantasm adjustments are applied as live effects to ensure a smooth, non-destructive workflow. Toggle the effect visibility on/off via the Appearance Panel. Can be applied to other live effects such as drop shadows and textures found in our other plugins Stylism and Texturino. Phantasm live effects work for vectors, editable text and embedded images. Artwork can be opened by clients without Phantasm.

Phantasm appearance panel

Vector halftones

Quickly create a 100% scalable halftone effect based on any underlying artwork. Includes controls such as Monochrome, CMYK/RGB, Sampled colors, grid angle, dpi, undercoat color and dot gain. Dots can be Circular, Square, Line, Text characters or Symbols. Can be applied to layer prior to drawing. Halftones are particularly useful for posters through to T-shirt design and security printing.

Create vector halftones in Adobe Illustrator

How you can get started

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Latest updates

Made up of three key components, Phantasm makes light work of much sought-after vector halftones, duotones and tricky color adjustments. Easily adjust vector artwork, text, effects and embedded images with curves and other essential controls (just like Photoshop!) directly in Illustrator. With user defined adjustments to ensure a fast workflow and maximum creativity.

Filter variants of all Phantasm live effects have been re-introduced due to popular demand! Discover more in the Object > Filters > Phantasm > … menu.

  • Phantasm Panel for instant and intuitive color control
  • Vector Halftone engine for greatly improved quality
  • Vector Halftone clipping option
  • Prepress Correct Effect and ability to auto-apply to all layers (via panel)
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Color value fixing with Phantasm v4

Phantasm technical specifications

New Updates

  • Filter variants of all live effects re-introduced
  • Easily automate Phantasm changes with Actions + Filters
  • Phantasm Panel for instant and intuitive color control
  • Vector Halftone engine for greatly improved quality
  • Vector Halftone clipping option
  • Prepress Correct Effect and ability to auto-apply to all layers (via panel)
  • Presets across and control
  • All adjustments are live effects and filters
  • Significant internal overhaul to better ensure future updates and support

Tool Functionality (all available as live effects and filters)

  • Brightness/Contrast
  • Curves (including individual RGB/CMYK/Spot + alpha control)
  • Desaturate
  • Duotone (including monotone, tritone and quadtone)
  • Exposure
  • Halftone (vector)
  • Hue/Saturation/Lightness (including Colorize mode)
  • Invert
  • Levels (including individual RGB/CMYK/Spot + alpha control)
  • Shift to Color
  • Temperature/Tint
  • Prepress Correct

Photoshop-compatible color adjustment settings exchange

  • Curves (including pencil mode)
  • Duotone
  • Exposure
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Levels

Color function options

  • Safe CMYK, with option to exclude pure black
  • Ignore spot colors
  • Apply to: Fill / Stroke / Text / Images
  • Convert colorized bitmaps
  • Auto Rasterize
  • Black / White color cut-off
  • Rich black to user-defined color
  • Overprint control
  • Gradient Accuracy

Other benefits

  • All live effects can be incorporated into Illustrator Graphic Styles
  • Save and manage options settings
  • Graphic Styles compliant
  • Additional spot color object, image types and Phantasm live effect selection