Manga Studio 5

Manga Studio 5


The Standard in Manga & Comic Illustration!

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  • No.1 Comic Software Worldwide
  • Sketch, Ink, Colour & Publish Your Comics
  • Expert Tools for Comic & Manga Artists


Manga Studio 5, is the world’s leading all-in-one comic and manga creation software. Manga allows users to quickly and easily create manga and comics with Manga Studio’s powerful, cutting-edge drawing tools, inking & colouring tools, filters and special effects.

Manga Studio helps create comics and manga from start to finish. It is the most efficient and advanced all-in-one solution for drawing, laying out, illustrating and publishing.

Ideal for aspiring artists wishing to enhance & perfect their pen-and- paper illustrations; and for professional artists wishing to complete the entire process of creating manga and comics digitally.

10 Reasons To Choose Manga Studio 5 Back to the top
  1. Preset pen sizes behave like real Japanese manga pens - specifically designed for inking and colouring. - No other program offers this!
  2. Support for pen tablets - i.e. Warcom, 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.
  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.
  6. Premade word balloons in all kinds of styles and fully customisable.
  7. Tons of included content that will speed up your comic creation process.
  8. Import a variety of 3D formats. Manga Studio 5 also includes 3D characters that can be manipulated for the ideal prose.
  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. Unlike in competitor programs whose design is mainly for painting and digital editing.
New Features Back to the top

Totally New Graphic Software Interface – Based on Manga Studio 4 & IllustStudio Technologies
Manga Studio 5 offers all necessary features for creating illustrations and comics including pen tools for natural drawing, brush tools for various paint expressions, and easy-to-use colouring tools for effective and beautiful colouring.

New 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.

Amazing New Effects & Tools
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.

Totally Natural Drawing & New Graphic Engine
Manga Studio 5 uses the latest drawing engine, which enables you to draw and paint naturally as if you were using pencils or brushes.

Supports Various Paint Expressions
Manga Studio 5 has pen tools for natural drawings and various necessary brush tools for illustrations. These pens and brush tools enable you to create rich paint expressions.

New Natural Pen Touches
Manga Studio 5’s high quality pen pressure sensor allows natural and real pen touches. You can customise various settings based on your preferences, such as: “Correction” corrects distorted lines and so on.

New 3D Functions - Create More Realistic Drawings
Manga Studio 5 allows you to use 3D characters in 3D background images, which help you to express your images. Manga Studio 5 has various accessory data for each character, such as: clothes, hairstyles, facial expressions and so on... You can customise this data to fit your needs. Manga Studio 5 enables you to express more real images by customising this image data and adjusting camera angles.

Key Features Back to the top

DRAW NATURALLY - 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.

Save time and money by no longer having to use other applications to professionally colour your artwork. Choose from an abundance of preset colours or create your own colours and custom colour sets. The possibilities are endless! Quickly switch back and forth between colours. Blend colours naturally as if you were mixing them with your own fingers using the colour blend options.

Create Panels in a Snap
Easily add and customise 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.

Screen Tones & Patterns
Screen tones add dimension, depth and character to your artwork. Choose from tones of screen tones in Manga Studio. Easily add, remove and replace screen tones with a simple drag- and-drop, or create your own. Paint and erase detailed patterns such as shading with ease! Prevent moiré effects, printing clarity or resizing issues.

Text & Word Balloons
Add dialog to your characters using the built-in Word Balloons. Freely adjust font, size, style and spacing of the text. Manga Studio includes many word balloon styles for any kind of mood or expression that can quickly be added to your page with a simple drag-and-drop. The style, direction and angle of each tail can also be easily adjusted.

Professional Filter Set
Manga Studio consists of a suite of advanced filters. Quickly distort images, adjust hue saturation or add rain and sparkle effects to your artwork. Some filters were specifically designed for black and white artwork, while others were designed to be applied to your colour artwork and photos.

Vector Toolkit
Speed up production using the built-in vector tools. Manga Studio offers the ability to view the centre line of vectors and therefore makes spotting trouble areas in need of smoothing a breeze. Coupled with vector snapping tools, artists are now able to achieve exactly the lines they want.

Speed & Efficiency
Save time and increase your productivity with customisable Manga Studio tools palette. Organise common multi-step operations into one-click commands for instant results with the Action Palette. Save frequently used tools and menu commands in the Custom Tools palette for easy, fast access. Store re-usable art assets including backgrounds, drawings and panels within the Materials palette. Make corrections quickly and easily with multiple undo’s.

Finish for Print or Web
Your finished artwork can be printed from your desktop, sent to professional printers in digital format, or output in popular graphic formats for digital use such as posting them on your blog or social networking sites. Manga Studio enables you to export your Manga Studio pages as layered PSD files and all common image formats. Resize with no loss in quality. Export your bitmap drawings to resolution-independent vector images and layers using Raster to Vector Conversion.

System Requirements Back to the top
Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Windows®: XP, Vista, 7 or 8; 2 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or similar.

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

Common: 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 colour display or higher; Pen Tablet - FAVO, Bamboo, Intuos or Cintiq; Internet connectionrequired for license authentication; DVD-ROM Drive.

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