Manga Studio 5 (PC/Mac)
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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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- Platform: Windows 10 / 8, Mac OS X
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
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.
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Totally New Graphic Software Interface - Based on Manga Studio 4 & IllustStudio Technologies
New 64-Bit Architecture & Multi-Core CPU Support
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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.
POWERFUL COLOURING TOOLS - Colour your Artwork
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.
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:-
- Preset pen sizes behave like real Japanese manga pens - specifically designed for inking and colouring.
- Support for pen tablets - i.e. Warcom, and high-quality pressure sensitivity that really mimics drawing on paper.
- Huge variety of screen tone patterns from basic dot tones to fancy backgrounds and effects.
- 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.
- Perspective rulers - you don't have to draw your own perspective lines.
- Pre-made word balloons in all kinds of styles and fully customisable.
- Tons of included content that will speed up your comic creation process.
- Import a variety of 3D formats.
- Supports both raster and vector layers, and includes specific vector tools giving you amazing control.
Top customer reviews
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.
Where Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are best for more precise work and effects, Manga Studio is perfect for quick sketches and conceptualizing. Manga Studio's brushes, pens and pencil tools have a natural and intuitive feel and inking gives you better freehand results compared to Photoshop.
I still prefer painting and finalizing my work in Photoshop, but I've already found Manga Studio is a lot more free and fun for those initial phases of design. I have even stopped using sketchbook pro on my tablet since I got Manga Studio and that says a lot. At such a low price, Manga Studio definitely gives you a lot of bang for your buck and highly recommended for any sketch or ink artists out there.
This is one of the best art packages I've come across, from the various brushes (customisable), the incredibly useful 3D pose-able figures and objects, the pen & paint settings (the watercolours act like ... well ... watercolours!) and the response of the penflow (real time, no spinning circles as the laptop tries to keep up with you) all are without fault.
The initial downside for the novice is the "customisable" tool bars, which you can drag & drop to your preference. Or, if you're not careful, delete altogether without realizing it and have to reset the whole program. The other downside are the instructions. 132 pages (pdf downloads) for the "get started" instructions. The user manual is over 700 pages. And although you can just practice and dive straight in, again there is the very real chance of changing settings or losing tools without actually knowing what you've done. The video support on the Manga Studio website is much easier to follow, and quite fun to watch. But once you're used to the controls, I find it hard to fault.
This is a pro-grade art program, and you get so much for your money I can't recommend it enough. The only long-term downside is more down to the type of pc you should use for it rather than the program itself. Obviously made for touch-screen pc or laptop, it isnt particularly tablet friendly.
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