Whether you want to simply enhance and perfect your pen-and-paper illustrations or you want to experience a completely digital creative process, Manga Studio 5 is the ultimate software tool for comic and manga creation.
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Manga Studio 5 is one of the most powerful illustration products on the market at an incredibly affordable price.
"I love the responsiveness of the program - it's easily the BEST drawing tool I've ever used! The interface is clean and streamlined - a welcome change from MS4. The inking engine is FABULOUS. I literally yelled "WOW!!!" when I started using it. (I have never done that before with *any* software I've used.) You have a winner here!"
SPEED UP YOUR WORKFLOW
Amazing New Effects and Tools
Amazing updates to Manga Studio make it comparable to other popular Photoshop and Painter. 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. User controlled anti-aliasing allows for a wider range of painting styles. New support for 3D objects and figures allows for reference and background materials.
For newcomers, an excellent Beginner's Assistant groups together commonly used tools...It's an effective way of getting to grips with the core tools, and quickly offers the confidence to start experimenting in the sketching and colouring process.
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. Manga Studio allows you to work on vector layers to create resolution independent images.
POWERFUL COLORING TOOLS
Color your Artwork
Manga Studio is your all in one manga and comic creation solution. Save time and money by no longer having to use other applications to professionally color your artwork. Choose from an abundance of preset colors or create your own colors and custom color sets. The possibilities are endless!
Quickly switch back and forth between colors.
Blend colors naturally as if you were mixing them with your own fingers using the color blend options.
SAVES YOU TIME
Create Panels in a Snap
Easily add and customize 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.
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.
Manga Studio 5 Is Perfect for Comic Illustration
Adobe Photoshop has become the standard drawing and illustration tool, used in many industries, but it will not only cost you more, it's primarily a photo editing tool. Photoshop just doesn't have the tools and features that are ideal for comic illustration, Manga Studio 5 does.
10 Advantages Manga Studio 5 has over Photoshop:
Preset pen sizes that behave like real Japanese manga pens. (In Photoshop you have to set the sizes yourself and they are not specifically designed for inking and coloring.)
Support for pen tablets, ie Wacom, 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. (In Photoshop, you'd have to make/draw tones yourself.)
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 like in Photoshop.
Premade word balloons in all kinds of styles and fully customizable.
Tons of included content that will speed up your comic creation process.
Import a variety of 3D formats. Manga Studio 5 also includes 3D characters that can be manipulated for the ideal pose.
Supports both raster and vector layers, and includes specific vector tools giving you amazing control.
Manga Studio's tools are based on real world comic and illustration tools such as inking pens, and rulers. There are many different pen tip types to choose from, unlike Photoshop whose primary design is for painting and digital editing.
See Manga Studio In Action
Thousands of comic and manga artists use Manga Studio and other design tools to create incredible illustrations, comic, manga and other graphic novels. Spend some time in our gallery of featured artists who are at the top of their game to get some inspiration.
Manga Studio is the ideal solution for aspiring manga and comic artists. This affordable and powerful tool allows artists to imagine, draw and publish manga comic art from start to finish. Manga Studio is also designed for professional artists wanting an all-in-one solution for creating magna and comic art, Manga Studio focuses strongly on productivity and interoperability.
Manga Studio 5
Easily create your own comics, manga and illustrations from start to finish.