What's New in Manga Studio 5 & 5 EX

Digital download versions of Manga Studio 5 and 5 EX are back!

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 Manga Studio 4 Debut and Manga Studio 4 EX* and you’ll realize that they offer so much more functionality, customizability speed and features.


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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Easily create your own comics, manga and
illustrations from start to finish.
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The ultimate illustration tool for serious comic, manga & graphic artists.

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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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