The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Artists & Designers: Adobe, Corel Painter, Apple, Wacom, Autodesk & more

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.

(To save on tablets, laptops, phones and other tech head to our sister site TechAdvisor, and for great Apple deals head to Macworld.)

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.

See the best Cyber Monday Deals for:

Creative software from Adobe, Corel and more
Creative hardware including Wacom tablets, Apple MacBooks and iPads, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and more
Art supplies
Prints and homewares


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

You can also get money off it's Cintiq Companion 2 tablet computer (which has since been supeseded by the MobileStudio Pro) on the eStore.

Cyber Monday Deals: Apple 

Apple isn't offering money off its products – discounts has never really been its thing.

But if you're in the UK and want a Mac for less, you can get £100 off Apple MacBook Pro at Currys. This offer ends today. Apple premium reseller KRCS is offering 12% off Macs and 8% off iPads.

In the US, Target is offering the best deals on the iPad Pro. For $150 off a 15-inch MacBook Pro, head to B&H Photo before midnight tonight.


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.

In the US, you can save $200 on a Surface Pro 4, and up to $400 on a Surface Book.

Check out our thoughts on the Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft's new product for creatives - the Surface Studio - which launched last month.

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.

Art Supplies

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

Get 35% off all of Laurence King's art and design books from the likes of Marion Deuchars, Joanna Basford, Jon Burgerman and more. Just use the code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout.

Prints and homewares

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.

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