Astute Graphics has announced that its Phantasm CS Designer, Studio and Publisher plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator are compatible with Illustrator CS5. The plug-ins offer colour adjustment tools, pre-press output previews and embedded image editing/linking.

The Phantasm CS range of plug-ins for Illustrator CS2 to CS5 are built around a core set of color control and adjustment tools familiar to Photoshop users, including Brightness/Contrast, Curves, Levels, Duotone and more. Astute says that tools can be automated to ease tiresome tasks.

Phantasm CS Designer is the base version, expanded by Phantasm CS Studio, and Phantasm CS Publisher. These add tools such as embedded image editing and linking, precise control of all colour and alpha channels plus a range of essential print output previews.