Manga Studio is a software product that allows users to scan, create, sketch, and ink digital and softcopies of their manga and comic artwork.
It is also an illustration tool. It is inexpensive and easy to use.
There are two versions of Manga Studio, Debut is for beginners and hobbyist comic artists whereas EX is for professional comic artists.
It is available for both windows personal computers and apple Macintosh computers.
What's New in Manga Studio 5
Manga Studio 5 has all the key features of Manga Studio 4 EX*, and so much more. With the previous set of powerful prefessional level tools, plus a handful of incredible enhancements, Manga Studio 5 at just 90,00 € is an amazing deal.
KILLER NEW USER INTERFACE FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE
Set up a Personal Work Flow
Manga Studio 5 was written with artists' workflow at the very top of the priority list. All of the most used tools - pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, pattern brushes and selection tools are all right at your fingertips. Customize your own brush shapes, canvas textures, paint expressions and more and then save those as your personal settings.
STUNNING NEW COLORING & PAINT TOOLS
Amazing New Styles
Manga Studio has always had a h3 set of pens and brushes, but the bar has been raised with version 5. Choose a painting style from one of the many pre-set paint expressions like watercolor, oil painting, or animation style painting.
You can also draw complicated pattern images with ease, things like lace, chains, leaves and trees.
TONS OF AWESOME SCREEN TONES
Huge Library of Options and Powerful Tone Tools
Screen tones are a critical part of comic creation and Manga Studio 5 has a huge library of screen tones or patterned tones to choose from and a powerful set of tone tools.
Change painting areas to toned areas simply by turning on the tone mode. Edit toned areas easily, distort toned areas along shapes of drawn subjects.
CREATE SUPER REALISTIC IMAGES WITH 3D OBJECTS
Import 3D Characters and Background Images
Manga Studio 5 allows users to use 3D characters in 3D background images and adjust camera angles, which brings a whole new level of realism and depth to the table.
It also stores various accessory data for each character, like clothing, hairstyles, facial expressions and allows you to customize this data. Manga Studio 5 gives you the power to create incredibly realistic images.
Brand New Drawing Engine
Manga Studio 5 uses our latest drawing engine, which enables users to draw and paint naturally as if they were using pencils or brushes.
Super High-Quality Pressure Sensor
You can't beat the drawing or painting experience with Manga Studio 5 and a pen tablet. The high quality pressure sensor gives you amazingly natural feel and control.
FASTER THAN EVER
64-Bit Architecture & Multi-Core CPU Support
Manga Studio 5 is now a 64 bit application! Improvements in speed and memory will be noticed by everyone who uses 64 bit machines.
Manga Studio 5 has always been powerful, but now with 64-bit OS and multi-core CPU support, it has the capability to handle high definition and multiple layer art projects even more smoothly.
72-600 dpi Resolution
600-1200 dpi Resolution
Book-style Facing Pages
Guide Layers, Grid Layer, Print Guide and Basic Frame Layer
Word Balloon Layers
Sub Ruler Layers, Ruler Layers, and Panel Ruler Layers
Change 3D Models Expression, Hairstyle, Clothing and Accessories
QUMARION Manipulation of 3D Models
64 bit Architecture
Multi-Core CPU Support
Tab-Mate Controller Support
New Drawing Engine
**1 Moved to Feature Layer
**2 Integrated in the Feature Layer Folder
**3 Implemented in the Help parameter
**4 Will only open Manga Studio 4 and Comic Studio 4 page files
**4 This version 5 release of Manga Studio represents a complete re-architecture and therefore does not currently offer backward compatible file support. You will not be able to open or edit files created in previous versions of Manga Studio. Backward compatibility is expected in a future release.
Windows®: XP, Vista, 7 or 8
2 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent
Does not work with 64 bit version of XP or Vista
Does not work with Windows RT
Macintosh®: OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo minimum
Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit OS
2 GB RAM recommended
2 GB free hard disk space recommended
Graphic card with VRAM of 256MB or more and OpenGL 1.5 recommended
XGA (1024×768) or higher, WXGA (1280×768) or higher, 16-Bit color display or higher
Pen Tablet - FAVO, Bamboo, Intuos or Cintiq
Internet connection required for license authentication