Easily create your own professional
comics and manga from start to finish!

• #1 comic software worldwide
• Start quickly with your own sketches, photos or illustrations
• Digital penciling and inking tools will help you save time over hand-drawing
• Keep the feel of pen and paper with full tablet pressure sensitivity
• Add dimension and depth with tons of screen tones and special effects
• Powerful coloring and illustration features based on real world comic tools
• Everything professional and aspiring comic artists need

NEW! Manga Studio 5 EX  Now Available!  NEW! Easily Create multi-page story files and projects. NEW!  Backwards file compatibility to save time. NEW!  Adjust text spacing with advanced text settings.


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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 is the ultimate software tool for comic and manga creation.

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Anime Studio's Smart Bone Rigging system is a phenomenal advantage and really helps to accelerate my workflow."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!"

~ Krishna M. Sadasivam
sivamstudios.com




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Manga Studio 5

Manga Studio 5

Easily create your own comics, manga and
illustrations from start to finish.
  Manga Studio 5 EX

Manga Studio 5 EX

The ultimate illustration tool for serious comic, manga & graphic artists.

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CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO

Easily create your own comics, manga and
illustrations from start to finish.
  CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

The ultimate illustration tool for serious comic, manga & graphic artists.

BUY NOW - $47.99

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MSRP $79.99 MSRP $299.99
   
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Upgrade from Manga Studio 3 and 4 Upgrade from Manga Studio 3 and 4

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Upgrade MSRP - $49.99   Upgrade MSRP - $149.99
     
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and CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO
   

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Physical version price does not include shipping,
handling, taxes, customs or brokerage fees.

The digital download versions of Manga Studio will now include CLIP STUDIO PAINT branding. Please note that Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT are the exact same applications. CLIP STUDIO PAINT is simply the digital download version of Manga Studio.

Smith Micro will be providing customer support to all English versions of CLIP STUDIO PAINT and Manga Studio.

Check out the overview comparison chart, and compare Manga Studio 5 EX,
Manga Studio 5 with Manga Studio 4 EX and Manga Studio 4 Debut.




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What's New in Manga Studio 5 & 5 EX

Manga Studio is an Investment You Won't Regret

Whether you're an experienced artist or just getting started with a new hobby and want to come up to speed super-fast, Manga Studio is an investment that you won't regret.

Manga Studio 5 will allow you to easily create your comics and manga from start to finish! Whereas Manga Studio 5 EX has all of the features of Manga Studio 5, professional story creation tools, as well as other special features, that make it the ultimate illustration tool for serious comic, manga and graphic artists. Compare both Manga Studio 5 and Manga Studio 5 EX with its predecessor predecessor Manga Studio 4 Debut and Manga Studio 4 EX* and you’ll realize that they offer so much more functionality, customizability speed and features.



KILLER NEW USER INTERFACE
FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

Set up a Personal Work Flow

Manga Studio 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.


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.



These new coloring tools are amazing, I think they're going to change a LOT of minds about Manga Studio!"These new coloring tools are amazing, I think they're going to change a LOT of minds about Manga Studio!"

~ Liz Staley
adrastuscomic.com



MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
Vector Toolkit

Speed up production using the built-in vector tools. Ability to view the centerline of vectors makes spotting trouble areas in need of smoothing a breeze. Coupled with the vector snapping tools, artists are now able to achieve exactly the lines they want.


SIMULATE REAL WORLD BRUSHES
Paint Brushes Created Just the Way You Like

New dedicated air brush allows you to have multiple air brush effects. Use the tone brush to create a wider array of visual effects. Easily create and share your own brush pattern as well.



I highly recommend an upgrade to Version 5 from EX 4"I highly recommend an upgrade to Version 5 from EX 4"
 Read Eric's complete review of Manga Studio 5 here.

~ Eric Merced
ericmerced.com




MORE POWER AND CONTROL
3D Options

New support for 3D objects and figures allows for reference and background materials. Manipulate 3D objects directly on the screen or use preset poses. Drag and Drop other 3D objects on the canvas.


CREATE YOUR WHOLE STORY
Multiple-Page Story Layout

Manga Studio 5 EX now enables artists to create multi-page stories and projects. Manga Studio 5 EX’s Story layout option is ideal for manga and comic artists to streamline their creative process and easily access their story files in one convenient area. The Story option will allow you to specify the number of pages you want to work on, add and delete pages, change the order of pages, create a 2 page spread from a single file, organize your story through the story management window and finally save your story in a convenient project file.




Manga Studio 5 was written with artists"I really like having easier/more convenient access to things like the color wheel (for when I'm pencilling), and the navigator (easier access to the zoom, move and rotate, among other things). The more I used the program, the more intuitive things felt. Having things like tools and functions so easy to get to is very nice, and it has helped me stay in the proper work flow."

~ Doug Hills
pnhcomics.com




REUSE YOUR ARTWORK - BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
Import Your Manga Studio 4 Files

Manga Studio 5 EX allows you to import all of your Manga Studio 4 EX and 4 Debut files including your .CPG page files and your .CST story (project) files. The Manga Studio 5 update will also allow you to import Manga Studio 4 .CPG page files but not .CST story files.



MORE PRECISION AND CONTROL
Advanced Text Settings

Manga Studio 5 and 5 EX’s text tools have been updated to include adjustments to letter and word spacing, mixing of fonts, anti-aliasing, italics and underline options, line spacing and many other requested features.



FASTER THAN EVER
64-Bit Architecture & Multi-Core CPU Support

Manga Studio is now a 64 bit application! Improvements in speed and memory will be noticed by everyone who uses 64 bit machines. Manga Studio 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.



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Manga Studio 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 does.

10 Advantages Manga Studio has over Photoshop:

  1. 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.)
  2. Support for pen tablets, ie Wacom, 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. (In Photoshop, you'd have to make/draw tones yourself.)
  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 like in Photoshop.
  6. Premade word balloons in all kinds of styles and fully customizable.
  7. Tons of included content that will speed up your comic creation process.
  8. Import a variety of 3D formats. Manga Studio also includes 3D characters that can be manipulated for the ideal pose.
  9. Supports both raster and vector layers, and includes specific vector tools giving you amazing control.
  10. 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.

Perspective Lines

Comic Panel tool and word balloons

Import 3d objects and adjust cameras in 3d space



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System Requirements

Manga Studio 5 Full Version

Manga Studio 5 EX (CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX)

Windows:

  • Windows®: XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1
  • 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:

  • Macintosh®: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo minimum

Common:

  • 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
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  Manga Studio 5 Full Version

Manga Studio 5 (CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO)

Windows:

  • Windows®: XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1
  • 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:

  • Macintosh®: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo minimum

Common:

  • 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
  • DVD-ROM Drive

The digital download versions of Manga Studio will now include CLIP STUDIO PAINT branding. Please note that Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT are the exact same applications. CLIP STUDIO PAINT is simply the digital download version of Manga Studio.

Smith Micro will be providing customer support to all English versions of CLIP STUDIO PAINT and Manga Studio.



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Feature Comparison Chart

Document Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Page Templates   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
72 -1200 dpi Resolution   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Story Creator   -   Yes   - Yes
Page Numbering   Yes   Yes   - Yes
Book-style Facing Pages   -   Yes   - Yes
Start Story Page From Left   -   Yes   - Yes
Start Story Page From Right   -   Yes   - Yes
Create 2 Page Spread   -   -   - Yes
Create Story With More Than 100 Pages   -   -   - Yes
Modify Individual Page Sizes Within Story   -   -   - Yes
Import Page Into Story   -   -   - Yes
Duplicate Story Page   -   Yes   - Yes
Adjust Story Properties   -   Yes   - Yes
Page Manager   -   -   - Yes
Batch Process   -   -   - Yes
Batch Export   -   -   - Yes
               
Layers   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Raster Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Tone Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Selection Layers   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Masking Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Reverse Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Sketch Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes* Yes*
Panel Folders   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer/Text Folders   Yes   Yes   Yes** Yes**
Guide Layers, Grid Layer, Print Guide and Basic Frame Layer   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Vector Layers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Word Balloon Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Text Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Sub Ruler Layers, Ruler Layers, and Panel Ruler Layers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
3D Layers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Color Correction Layers   -   -   Yes Yes
               
Support   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Beginners Assistant   Yes   Yes   - -
Selection Launcher   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Dynamic Help   Yes   Yes   Yes*** Yes***
               
Palettes   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Tool Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Tool Options Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layers Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
History Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Properties Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Navigator Palette   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Custom Tools Palette   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Actions Palette   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Tones and Materals Palette   5*   Yes   Yes Yes
Color Palette   6*   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Drawing   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Save Tool Settings   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Pen Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Pencil Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Magic Marker Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Eraser Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Line/Curve/Polygon/Rectangle/Ellipse Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Pattern Brush Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Airbrush Tool   -   -   Yes Yes
Decoration Tool   -   -   Yes Yes
Mix Color Tool   -   -   Yes Yes
Gradation Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Other Tools   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Panel Selector, Panel Ruler Cutter, Panel Maker Tool   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Selection, Move Layer, Joint Line Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Eyedropper Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
3D Frame, 3D Selection Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Brush Pen Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Close Fill Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Path Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Text Tool   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Distortion, Stamp, Color Blend, Dodging, Burning Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Hand, Rotate, Zoom Tool   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Drawing Color (Black, White, Transparency)   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Drawing Color (Tone)   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Editing   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 EX (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Magnify/Shrink, Rotate, Stretch/Skew   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Rectangle, Ellipse, Polyline, Lasso Selection Tools   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Magic Wand Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill Tool   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Close Path for MagicWand, Fill Tools   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Smoother Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Dust Cleaner Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Speed Line   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Action Feature   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Quick Mask and Quick Select   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill Selection   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill Selection with Drawing Color   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Outline Selection   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Blur Selection Edge   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Mesh Transformation   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Shrink Selection   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Color Selection   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Properties, Layer Settings   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Conversion, Layer Rasterization   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Layer Conversion by SHD Conversion   -   Yes   - -
               
Vector Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Width Correction Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Line Level Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Line Smoother Tool   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Change Color and Size of Tool Tip   -   -   Yes Yes
Use Control Points to Move Line   -   -   Yes Yes
Move, Add or Remove Control Points   -   -   Yes Yes
Raster to Vector Conversion   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Fill on Center Line   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Vector Snap, Delete Overlapping Lines   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Vector Selecting   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Anti-Aliasing Display, Center Line Display   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Tone Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Custom Background Tones   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Pattern as Tone   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Tone Distortion (Distort Tone Dot, Border Distortion, Blur Distortion)   -   Yes   # #
               
Display   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Scalable Display 0.8-800% Rotate, Flip Horizontal/Vertical   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Scalable Display 800-3200%   -   -   Yes Yes
Adjust Layer Display Color   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Adjust Interface Colors   -   -   Yes Yes
Customize the Toolbar   -   -   Yes Yes
Hide Title Bar   -   -   Yes Yes
Transparency Display   -   -   Yes Yes
CMYK Color Display   -   -   Yes Yes
               
Rulers   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Straight and Curved Rulers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Panel Rulers   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Parallel/Radial Rulers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Perspective Rulers   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Ruler Handle Display   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Concentric Circle Ruler   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Symmetrical Ruler (Line, 2-axis, 2 Point, 3 Point, 4 Point, 5 Point, 6 Points, 8 Points, 12 Point Symmetry)   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Background   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
3DLT Rendering   -   Yes   - Yes
2DLT Rendering   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Filters   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Speed Lines, Focus Lines, Vanishing Points   3*   Yes   - -
Binary, Mosaic, Invert, Posterize   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Adjust Levels, Tone Curve, Brightness, Contrast, Dust Cleaner   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Blur, Blur More, Gaussian Blur, Sharpen, Sharpen More   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Polar Coordinates, Zigzag, Wave, Spiral   -   Yes   # #
Line Width Correction, Line Smoother   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Computones   -   Yes   - -
Cloud, Wave Pattern   -   Yes   - -
Lighting   -   Yes   - #
Hue Saturation Filter   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Radial Blur, Motion Blur   -   Yes   - -
Patterns, Rain, Random Grid Patterns, Soft Focus, Sparkle   -   Yes   # #
2D Rotate, Pinch, Speed Rotation, Distorted Speed Line, Distorted Focus Lines, Spherical, Fisheye Lens   -   Yes   # #
               
Text Entry   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Basic Lettering   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Outline Text   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Style Settings   -   8*   Yes Yes
Ruby   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Set Letter Spacing   -   -   Yes Yes
Set Line Spacing   -   -   Yes Yes
Inline Input   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Input Field   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
UNICODE Support   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Story Editor   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Word Balloons   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Word Balloon Function   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Add Custom Tails to Word Balloons   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Rounded Tails   -   -   Yes Yes
Save User's Word Balloon as a Material to the Materials Folder   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Pattern as Material   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Settings   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Modify Shortcuts   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Window Features   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Edit Window (Page List, Page Information, Page Editing Area)   Yes   Yes   - Yes
Full Screen Mode   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Tool Option Palette, Tab Display, List Display, Stroke Preview Display Options   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Anti-Aliasing Drawing   -   Yes   Yes Yes
               
Import   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Images via TWAIN Scanner   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Consecutive Scanning   -   Yes   Yes Yes
JPEG, BMP   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
PNG, TGA, PSD (Import Layers Separately, Supports Layer Set)   7*,♦   Yes   Yes Yes
TIFF     Yes   Yes Yes
PICT       - -
Text Files (txt)   -   Yes   - -
Shade File   -   Yes   - -
3D Data - FBX, LWO, LWS, OBJ, C2FR/C2FC (CELSYS CHARACTER format), 6KT, 6KH, PEP   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Manga Studio Version 2.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 3.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CPG Page Files   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CST Story Files   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Export   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
JPEG, BMP, PSB, PSD   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
PNG, TGA     Yes   Yes Yes
EPS (Monochrome), PDF   -   Yes   - -
TIFF     Yes   Yes Yes
PICT       - -
Text Files (txt)   -   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 2.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 3.0   Yes   Yes   - -
Manga Studio Version 4.0   Yes   Yes   - -
"Save as..."   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Story Projects   -   Yes   - Yes
Export Multiple Pages   -   Yes   - Yes
Print   2*   Yes   Yes Yes
Print Multiple Pages   -   Yes   - Yes
               
Miscellaneous   MS 4 Debut   MS 4 EX   MS 5 (CSP Pro) MS 5 EX (CSP EX)
               
Save Pattern to Brush Material   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Save Pattern Brush Settings and Material   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Export and Import Action Sets   -   Yes   Yes Yes
Copy to Other Applications   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Materials   1*, 2, 4   Yes   Yes Yes
Material Installation   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes
Poseable 3D Models   -   -   Yes Yes
Change 3D Models Expression, Hairstyle, Clothing and Accessories   -   -   Yes Yes
QUMARION Manipulation of 3D Models   -   -   Yes Yes
64 bit Architecture   -   -   Yes Yes
Multi-Core CPU Support   -   -   Yes Yes
Tab-Mate Controller Support   -   -   Yes Yes
New Drawing Engine   -   -   Yes Yes
Fully Customizable Interface   -   -   Yes Yes
               

MS 4 Debut and EX

  • 1* Cannot save Materials in Debut.
  • 2* Cannot use some of the Options in Debut.
  • 3* Cannot save Settings in Debut.
  • 4* Debut has a smaller amount of included Materials.
  • 5* Can not refer to external Folders/Files in Debut.
  • 6* Cannot reset the color in Debut.
  • 7* Imports psd as a single image file in Debut 4.0 Mac.
  • ♦ Mac only.

MS 5 and 5 EX

  • * Moved to Feature Layer.
  • ** Integrated in the Feature Layer Folder.
  • *** Implemented in the Help parameter.
  • # Will be available in future updates.

Paid Upgrade

Any owner of a previous version of Manga Studio with a valid full registration number, can qualify for the upgrade price for MS 5 and MS 5 EX. You will be prompted for your registration/serial number during the checkout process.



The digital download versions of Manga Studio will now include CLIP STUDIO PAINT branding. Please note that Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT are the exact same applications. CLIP STUDIO PAINT is simply the digital download version of Manga Studio.

Smith Micro will be providing customer support to all English versions of CLIP STUDIO PAINT and Manga Studio.
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Manuals

Below we've provided the English Manuals as they stand right now, the screen shots on the User Manual and Tool Manual are still of the Japanese version of the application. We are working diligently to replace these screen shots, so please check back often for the updated manuals.

Manga Studio 5 & Manga Studio 5 EX Manuals

Free Content Install Manual - Download Here
20 page Manga Studio 5 Install Manual
(MangaStudio5.0.4InstallationGuide.pdf, 3.19 MB)


Free Content Start Up Manual - Download Here
138 page Manga Studio 5 Start Up Manual
(MangaStudio5.0.4StartupGuide.pdf, 36.8 MB)


Free Content User Manual - Download Here
790 page Manga Studio 5 Manual
(MangaStudio5.0.4UserGuide.pdf, 100 MB)


Free Content Tool Manual - Download Here
157 page Manga Studio 5 Tool Settings Manuals
(MangaStudio5.0.4ToolSettingGuide.pdf, 12.8 MB)


Free Content Materials Installation - Download Here
1 page Manga Studio 5 Materials Installation Instructions
(MangaStudio5.0.4MaterialsInstallationInstructions.pdf, 99.2 KB)


Free Content Upgrade Instructions from Manga Studio 5 to 5 EX - Download Here
1 page Manga Studio 5 Upgrade Installation Instructions
(UpgradingFromMangaStudio5to5EX.pdf, 500 KB)


*Please note that the manuals for Manga Studio 5 & Manga Studio 5 EX are combined.



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