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Manga Studio 5 (PC/Mac)

by Avanquest Software
Windows 7, Mac OS X
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
Price: £28.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • No. 1 comic software worldwide
  • Create professional-level comic and manga art from start to finish
  • Ideal for aspiring and professional artists alike
  • Create original sketches using your mouse or draw naturally with a pen tablet
  • New features including: 64-bit architecture & multi-core CPU support; natural pen touches--high-quality pen pressure sensor; 3D functions

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Manga Studio 5 (PC/Mac) + Manga Studio For Dummies + Wacom Intuos Pen Graphics Tablet
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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 13.2 x 19 cm ; 68 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B00ANH074Y
  • Release Date: 15 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

No.1 Comic & Manga Software Worldwide

Manga Studio 5, the leading Comic software worldwide, is your all-in-one solution for stunning, ready-to-publish manga and comics. Delivering powerful art tools, it is designed for artists wishing to enhance and perfect their pen-and-paper illustrations and for artists wishing to complete the entire process of creating manga and comics digitally.

Invigorate your artwork using colour, express motion using speed lines, apply dimension with screen tones and add dialog through built-in word balloons.

Manga Studio includes a large suite of familiar tools including pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, pattern brushes and selection tools that are fully customisable. Sketching, inking and colouring your Comics and Manga has never been easier. Manga Studio gives you the sensation of drawing on paper by supporting pressure sensitivity when working with a pen tablet.

There is something for everyone in this industry standard suite of tools whether you are a beginner, enthusiast or pro Comic or Manga artist. Manga Studio 5 helps you create professional Comics and Manga from start to finish whatever your level.

You won't find another program more efficient and advanced for drawing, laying out, illustrating and publishing Manga and Comics.

New Content:

Totally New Graphic Software Interface - Based on Manga Studio 4 & IllustStudio Technologies
New 64-Bit Architecture & Multi-Core CPU Support
Amazing New Effects & Tools

Manga Studio 5 provides several advancements over Manga Studio 4 to help you create a much more professional and polished look. These new advancements include new layer effects such as screen, overlay and multiply. Even brushes can now have effects of their own.

Natural Drawing & New Graphic Engine

Manga Studio 5 uses the latest drawing engine, which enables you to draw and paint naturally as if you were using pencils or brushes.

Supports Various Paint Expressions

Manga Studio 5 has pen tools for natural drawings and various necessary brush tools for illustrations. These pens and brush tools enable you to create rich paint expressions.

New Natural Pen Touches

Manga Studio 5's high quality pen pressure sensor allows natural and real pen touches. You can customise various settings based on your preferences, such as: "Correction" corrects distorted lines and so on.

New 3D Functions - Create More Realistic Drawings

Manga Studio 5 allows you to use 3D characters in 3D background images, which help you to express your images. Manga Studio 5 has various accessory data for each character, such as: clothes, hairstyles, facial expressions and so on... You can customise this data to fit your needs. Manga Studio 5 enables you to express more real images by customising this image data and adjusting camera angles.

Key Feature Set:-

DRAW NATURALLY - Pencil and Ink Options

Manga Studio offers more versatility and flexibility than any other application when creating Manga and Comics. Create original sketches using your mouse or draw naturally with a Pen Tablet. Use scans of your existing paper artwork or import images or photos for use in your Manga and Comic creations. Draw using a suite of familiar tools including pens, pencils, brushes and selection tools. With vector mapping technology and smart pen pressure sensing, Manga Studio gives you incredible sensation of drawing on paper.


Save time and money by no longer having to use other applications to professionally colour your artwork. Blend colours naturally as if you were mixing them with your own fingers using the colour blend options.

Create Panels in a Snap

Easily add and customise panels for your pages, saving you the hassle of having to redraw artwork if a panel is not quite right the first time. You can also create panels of all shapes and sizes using Bezier curves.

Screen Tones & Patterns

Screen tones add dimension, depth and character to your artwork. Choose from tones of screen tones in Manga Studio. Easily add, remove and replace screen tones with a simple drag-and-drop, or create your own. Paint and erase detailed patterns such as shading with ease! Prevent moiré effects, printing clarity or resizing issues.

Text & Word Balloons

Add dialog to your characters using the built-in Word Balloons. Freely adjust font, size, style and spacing of the text. Manga Studio includes many word balloon styles for any kind of mood or expression that can quickly be added to your page with a simple drag-and-drop. The style, direction and angle of each tail can also be easily adjusted.

Professional Filter Set

Manga Studio consists of a suite of advanced filters. Quickly distort images, adjust hue saturation or add rain and sparkle effects to your artwork. Some filters were specifically designed for black and white artwork, while others were designed to be applied to your colour artwork and photos.

Vector Toolkit

Speed up production using the built-in vector tools. Manga Studio offers the ability to view the centre line of vectors and therefore makes spotting trouble areas in need of smoothing a breeze. Coupled with vector snapping tools, artists are now able to achieve exactly the lines they want.

Speed & Efficiency

Save time and increase your productivity with customisable Manga Studio tools palette. Organise common multi-step operations into one-click commands for instant results with the Action Palette. Save frequently used tools and menu commands in the Custom Tools palette for easy, fast access.

Finish for Print or Web

Your finished artwork can be printed from your desktop, sent to professional printers in digital format, or output in popular graphic formats for digital use such as posting them on your blog or social networking sites.

10 Reasons To Choose Manga Studio 5:-
  1. Preset pen sizes behave like real Japanese manga pens - specifically designed for inking and colouring.
  2. Support for pen tablets - i.e. Warcom, and high-quality pressure sensitivity that really mimics drawing on paper.
  3. Huge variety of screen tone patterns from basic dot tones to fancy backgrounds and effects.
  4. A panel tool designed specifically for comic creation. You can also make a panel extend past the bleed point as well as set the panel border thickness for emphasis to certain scenes.
  5. Perspective rulers - you don't have to draw your own perspective lines.
  6. Pre-made word balloons in all kinds of styles and fully customisable.
  7. Tons of included content that will speed up your comic creation process.
  8. Import a variety of 3D formats.
  9. Supports both raster and vector layers, and includes specific vector tools giving you amazing control.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PShop beater, without a doubt. 17 Aug 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
At last Adobe has some real competition!

For 2D digital illustrators, this has to be the best software available and at a great price!

Comics and, possibly, story-book artists will find the cost of the EX version well worth it, the story and page management tools are a massive time-saver.

As for those who work on single images, the basic "pro" version has 90% of the tools of the EX version and is a third of the price.

At first you might feel overwhelmed by the range of tools and options this program offers, but it was designed so that each user can pick and choose what tools they need and tweak them, and the interface, to near perfection.

Just start off with the basic default tools and then as you get a feel for them you will know better how you want to tweak them for your working style.

The program actually feels very similar to Photoshop, but, in my opinion is vastly superior.

Try out the basic version for £45 quid and, if you need the story tools, I guarantee that you will be happy to pay the extra £100 for the upgrade to the EX version.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best i've tried! 2 Dec 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
I looked around for a good program to draw with using my wacom-tab and came across this. I looked at reviews about it as well as experts opinion witch were all highly positive. People that have been in the comic/manga industry for years speak highly of this product for it's versatility as well as usability. I myself is a total beginner at drawing digitally so i decided to take their word for it. And i wasn't disappointed! Although i've still yet to understand all the tools and how-to's i can see it's quality. And since i'm a beginner and have only really tried one other drawing-program i can't really compare it to many other products out there,but like i said according to people with more experience and knowledge it is stellar. Nevertheless it is fun to use and i can finally bring my artistry to a new level. You just need to get past the learning curve.

Although you might consider yourself an ample artist drawing digitally is a totally different game. That is what i've learned using manga studio
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential 18 May 2013
I simply cannot say enough good things about this product, every digital illustrator needs to own it.

We've all been trained to believe that you can't possibly have a decent art program without spending hundreds of pounds - we were wrong. Manga Studio 5 is a powerful and fast program with a rich feature set that lets you take pictures right the way through from rough sketches to finished coloured work. Don't let the name fool you into thinking this is some childish "How to draw manga" toy, this is a serious art application and you really should have gone and bought it already ;)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manga Studio=Perfect Program For Artists 20 Aug 2013
I was rather nervous as I set this up.From the pictures I had seen, this looked like the layout was going to be a bit more complex then I thought it would be.
Quite the opposite, actually.
I was mentally shouting: "Yes!!!!!Finally! A program that is easy to use, easy to get immersed in, easy to make stuff look amazing!!!".
It's definitely a PROgram (get it?) for Artists.
You can enhance and create pictures. Where do I start?


They have a lovely range of brushes. Blenders, Flowers, Rubble, Fences, Oil Paint, Pencils, Trees, Grass, e.c.t......Everything an artist needs to create backgrounds!


Drawing on a computer can be very difficult, the mouse is not quite as precise as we would like it to be, graphics tablets do help....But..There's just something unique about pencil and paper. Yes, I know many art packages have a zoom tool, but I just felt like mentioning it. Also, you can rotate the canvas.


Very useful, since you can edit one layer, and it won't effect the other.


You get two 'people' models and two 'drawing' models. The 'people' models are very handy, since you can alter them, and pose them. Plus, you can use objects (like footballs and such) to add to the scene. The 'drawing' models help when you are trying to draw a person in a particular position.


I just love this program....I mean, it's perfect for artists!I didn't even start to go in the detail of panels and other things!
Sure, It's not like it's going to make you a perfect artist overnight, but it certainly does help enhance and create excellent pictures!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fab 3 Jun 2013
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Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
It's great, don't need any other image software. Am trying to follow the online tutorials so I don't miss any of the things it can do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 2 May 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
Really good piece of software,which can be linked to Photoshop-aimed at the true artist-need I say more.Only draw back is the manual,or should I say the lack of one ie,paper one not pdf.but once again well worth getting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic programe for all artists and amateurs 13 Dec 2013
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Great value for money, from an art point of view superior to Photoshop. Best set of art tools in a computer 2D graphics program with some 3D additions that I have found'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than photoshop. 20 April 2014
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
It just is.

I'm a long time Photoshop user, but Manga Studio just beats the pants off of it.

At a fraction of the cost too!

Only negative about it, perhaps, is the name, which is probably confusing to people who don't care about manga.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great manga software for beginers.
Fast delivery. Bought for my daughter, along with a drawing tablet, who is doing graphics and IT at school, in her final year. Read more
Published 3 days ago by annkaspchar
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App. Has lovely features that you can't get ...
Great App. Has lovely features that you can't get from Photoshop. Files integrate nicely between the two application. Glad I bought it.
Published 18 days ago by MR W.
4.0 out of 5 stars The software itself is awesome for any artist of any level
The software itself is awesome for any artist of any level. There are plenty of tutorial videos online for help. Read more
Published 21 days ago by jonathan davies
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Amazing Software will keep me studying for hours :) came when expected very satisfied with the product. Read more
Published 25 days ago by John Wardale
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Excellent value very good software, support also very good for such a low priced product
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Published 2 months ago by John Hammick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of software
Great piece of software. Obviously doesn't have all the features of the enhanced version, but has far more than most people will ever need. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Guy Greybird
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value
A year or so ago, I had the free trial version of Corel painter 12, the all-singing, all dancing artwork program to beat them all. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jezzadarlo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Software
For me it's quite a learning curve. Interface is friendly though and the software installation was simple. Plenty of tutorials online which helps.
Published 3 months ago by James
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