Learn About the History of Manga Studio

Manga Studio is the world's leading comic and manga creation software and delivers powerful art tools for every manga and comic artist. It is designed both 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.

Manga Studio (known in Japan as ComicStudio and more recently Clip Studio Paint) is available for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It has been developed since 2001 by the Japanese graphics software company Celsys. It was originally distributed in the Western market by E Frontier America; since 2007 it is distributed by Smith Micro Software.

Manga Studio includes a large suite of familiar tools including pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, pattern brushes and selection tools that are fully customizable. Sketching, inking and coloring your Comics and Manga has never been easier. Manga Studio gives you the incredible sensation of drawing on paper by supporting pressure sensitivity when working with a pen tablet. Quickly cut panels and section off your page using the built-in panel cutting tool. Express moods and motion using focus lines and speed lines that can be quickly applied to your drawings using the integrated filters.

You can choose from tons of print ready-screen tones that can be added to your selection with a simple drag and drop. Adding dialog to your characters has never been easier. Choose from pre-designed, editable word balloons or create your own organic word balloons. Add custom tails, color your word balloons and enter your own text. Enhance your drawings with the built-in color palette. Choose from preset colors or create your own to add custom effects to your artwork. When you have finished your illustration or comic book, Manga Studio allows you to export to a wide variety of formats for print or web.

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