Manga Studio EX5

Manga Studio EX5


Manga Studio is an Investment You Won't Regret!

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


Manga Studio 5 EX is the world’s leading Comic and Manga creation software and delivers powerful art tools for every Manga and Comic artists. Whether you are an experienced artist or just getting started with a new hobby and want to get up to speed super-fast, Manga Studio is an investment that you won't regret.

Manga Studio 5 EX has all of the features of Manga Studio 5, professional story creation tools, as well as additional professional special content and features, which make it the ultimate illustration tool for serious Comic, Manga and graphic artists.

It won’t take you long to realise that Manga Studio 5 EX offers so much more functionality, customisability, speed and special features than any other graphic illustration tool.

Exclusive EX 5 Features Back to the top

Multiple-Page Story Layouts.
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.

Backwards File Compatibility with Manga Studio 4 EX and 4 Debut
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.

Key Features Back to the top

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 EX 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.

Draw Naturally with a Tablet
Sketch, scan or import your inked artwork directly. Create original sketches using your mouse or draw naturally with a Pen Tablet. Draw with complete control and flexibility using a rich suite of familiar tools including pens, pencils, brushes and selection tools. Ink your drawings with precision using hundreds of layers per page!

Simulate Real World Brushes
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 patterns as well.

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.

Add Amazing Styles & Effects
Implement unique background effects with the pattern brush in Manga Studio. Choose from many customisable patterns or create your own! Manga Studio provides automatic anti-aliasing, correcting jagged lines and other imperfections in images for ultimate smoothness. Create line effects in seconds.

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

Colour Tools
Manga Studio allows you to colour your artwork all on one layer. Quickly switch back and forth between colours. Choose from an abundance of preset colours or create your own colours and custom colour sets. The possibilities are endless!

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

Speed and Efficiency
Save time and increase your productivity with customisable Manga Studio tools palettes. 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 access

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 site. Manga Studio enables you to export your Manga Studio pages as layered PSD files and all common image formats.

Advanced Text Settings
Manga Studio 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.

Other common feature updates for both MS 5 and MS 5 EX
Manga Studio 5 EX includes hundreds of other workflow improvements and minor enhancements that have been requested by users.

10 Reasons To Choose Manga Studio EX 5 Back to the top
  1. Preset pen sizes behave like real Japanese manga pens - specifically designed for inking and colouring.
  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 EX 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.
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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