Pro Vector Artwork Colour Control + High Quality Vector Halftones
Vector halftones | 12 color adjustments inc. Levels, Curves, Hue/Sat | Apply as non-destructive live Effects | Photoshop compatible settings | Pre-press corrections
What's new in version 4.1
Filter variants of all Phantasm v4 live Effects have been re-introduced due to popular demand! Discover more in the Object > Filters > Phantasm > … menu.
This is a FREE update for all Phantasm v4 customers.
Highlights of what's new in version 4
NEW Phantasm Panel for instant and intuitive color control
IMPROVED vector Halftone engine for greatly improved quality
NEW Vector Halftone clipping option
NEW Prepress Correct Effect and ability to auto-apply to all layers (via panel)
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.
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.
New Halftone Engine in version 4 for improved results and detail clarity! 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.
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 plug-ins Stylism and Texturino. Phantasm live Effects work for vectors, editable text and embedded images. Artwork can be opened by clients without Phantasm.
Including monotone, tritone and quadtone. Directly compatible and interchangeable Photoshop settings.
New Prepress Correct Effect ensures overprint white is removed automatically, whilst rich blacks can be converted to pure black. Most color adjustments have Advanced settings to control individual channels including transparency (alpha) and spot inks. Adjust the profile of drop shadows and glows for a much more realistic result. Handle flexo drop-offs directly in Illustrator.
Installing Phantasm v4
- When installing only Phantasm v4, on the installer step that lists all the plug-ins available to install, tick the box next to Phantasm.
- If you have previously installed Phantasm v3 or earlier, you will see confirmation text Upgrade version 3.x.x to 4.x.x.
- Now click on Install button to continue with the installation process.
For full advice on installing our plug-ins, please refer to our Installation Guide.
Not ready to move to Phantasm v4?
Don’t worry, you won’t be forced to upgrade if you don’t want to. If you’re not ready to move on to this new version, please see our advice on Remaining with / Reinstalling Phantasm v3.
The artwork above was created using Phantasm.