We’ve created a list of the best Cyber Monday deals this year for designers and artists, saving you from trawling through numerous sites. Most of these deals expire today, so you'll need to be quick if you want to take advantage of them.
Cyber Monday follows the crazy commercial holiday of Black Friday - with retailers slashing prices off their products to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Some are good deals and some, not so much. Here are some to look out for.
You can save up to 70% off software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Corel Painter, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Maya, Apple MacBook Pros and iPad Pros – as well as finding deals on Astute Adobe plugins. Microsoft is offering deals on the Surface Pro 4 also.
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Cyber Monday Deals: Adobe Creative Cloud
This is probably the most notable Cyber Monday deal for creatives. The following offers end on December 2.
Adobe is offering 20% off if you download Creative Cloud, but even more of a discount if you’re a student or teacher.
Individuals: £36.59/US$45.99 per month for the entire collection of creative apps.
Photographers: £8.57/$11.99 per month for Photoshop CC plus Lightroom for desktop, mobile and web.
Students and teachers: £12.38/$13.99 per month.
Cyber Monday Deals: Autodesk
You can subscribe to Autodesk's SketchBook Pro drawing and painting app (for computers and tablets) at 40% off if you buy a year's subscription – $17.99, down from $29.99. This offer ends Saturday at midnight.
Through British reseller Bluegfx, you can get 10% off 3ds Max, Maya and Maya LT subscriptions; and up to 30% off VRay
Cyber Monday Deals: Corel Painter 2017
Corel has a range of Cyber Monday deals on its products - including 30% off Corel Painter 2017 for Windows and Mac. It also has 15 to 30% off ParticleShop, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8, AfterShot Pro 3 and PainShop Pro X9 Ultimate. Check out our review of Corel Painter 2017.
Painter 2017: This is £219/US$299 down from £314/$429, or this is £109/$159 to upgrade.
ParticleShop: £29.95/$39.99, down from £39.95/$49.99.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8: £449/$399 down from £529/$499, or this is £219/$159 to upgrade.
Cyber Monday Deals: Macphun
Photo editor for Mac, Macphun’s Luminar is offering a 70% saving for Black Friday/Cyber Monday – £44/US$59 for new users and a discounted price for existing Luminar users. You'll also get a video tutorial, preset pack and two photography ebooks all for free when you download Luminar. The offer ends on December 1.
Macphun's Aurora HDR is offering a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Aurora HDR 2017 bundle for new Mac users at £63/US$89. It including multiple licenses, a training video and holiday preset pack for free - saving you £66. The price for existing Aurora HDR owners will also be discounted. But you have to purchase this before December 1.
Cyber Monday Deals: Plugins, presets and more
Everything at PSKISS is half price until the end of today, including toolkits, camera profiles, filter packages and presets for Lightroom and Photoshop. Toolkits include outdoor, portrait and product photography. Lightroom presets include Night Palettes, BlackMagic and Ageing Film costing as little as US$14.90. Just use the discount code kiss2016.
Astute is offering 50% off its Adobe Illustrator plugins, including its Elite Bundle with 15 plugins at £277.50/US$346.22. You just need to use the code BFW. Individual addons like VectorScribe, Texturino, ColliderScribe and Stipplism are offering 20% off.
There’s 20% off the entire FxFacotry visual and audio effects for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Motion until November 29. FxFactory plugins such as FxFactory Pro, Photo Montage and AutoWhiteBalance are as little as US$79.
Boris FX is offering 50% off bundles and 25% off products until November 29. Sapphire + Continuum + mocha Pro Bundle: US$1542.50-$2895 (depending on your host software eg Adobe or Avid). Continuum + mocha Pro Bundle: $695-$1,495. Sapphire + mocha Pro Bundle: $1,195-$1897.50
Topaz Labs is offering 50% off its collection of 17 Photoshop plugins until November 30.
Cyber Monday Deals: Wacom
For Cyber Monday, Wacom is offering a free Art Pen and Colour Manager calibration device if you buy the Cintiq 27QHD Touch from its eStore.
However, if you're looking to save money, you can get Cintiq 27QHD cheaper from Amazon. The standard Cintiq 27QHD version is £1,702.21 (down from £1,799.99) or $2,299.95 in the US. See the deal on Amazon here.
The Cintiq 27QHD version is £1,800.02 (down from £2,099.99) or $2,799.95 in the US. See the deal on Amazon here.
Cyber Monday Deals: Apple
Apple isn't offering money off its products – discounts has never really been its thing.
Cyber Monday Deals: Microsoft
In the UK, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 128GB / Intel Core m3 with keyboard and pen is available for £599.99 - that's £259 off the original price. The Surface Pro 4 128GB / Intel Core i5 with keyboard and pen is available for £699.
Cyber Monday Deals: Canon
Brits can get money off Canon's SLRs – including £105 off the Canon EOS 70D with a 18-55mm IS STM lens, £150 off the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body only), and £160 off the Canon EOS 80D + 18-135mm IS USM Lens.
Americans can get up to $750 off a much wider range of cameras. This is an especially good deal on the EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lenses.
Cyber Monday Deals: Cass Art
Cass Art is offering at least 20% off everything online until midnight tonight. Simply use the code OFFER20.
Choose between an assortment of painting and drawing tools, easels and print making, with the chance to save up to 80% off on artists’ canvas.
Cass Art has also created a Christmas gift section under which you can save on gifts under £100 right up Luxury items, such as the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Wooden Gift Box set of 90 for £295, down from £475.
We also like the Rembrandt oil colour box, an online exclusive, for £495, saving you £995. For something a little less pricey, you can’t go wrong with a Moleskin sketchbook for £12.95 or a screen-printing set by Daler Rowney for £54.50.
Cyber Monday Deals: Laurence King
Cyber Monday Deals: This is a Limited Edition
This is a Limited Edition is offering 33% off its prints, homewares and clothing until midnight. Use the code BLACK33 to get the discount.