The Professional Solution for Creating Manga and Comics!
Manga Studio EX 4.0, the world's leading comic and manga creation software, delivers powerful cutting-edge drawing and coloring tools, making it essential for professional comic and manga artists.
New and Updated Features
NEW! Professional Color Set.
Choose from literally millions of colors and create your own color sets. Includes dodge, burn, and color blend tools.
NEW! Vector Toolkit.
Speed up production using the built-in vector tools such as "Show Center Line", which makes spotting trouble vector areas in need of smoothing a breeze.
NEW! Professional Filter Set.
Manga Studio EX now offers a suite of advanced creative filters. Quickly distort images, adjust hue and saturation, or add rain and sparkle effects to your artwork.
NEW! Story Editor.
Enter and edit the text for your entire story, and distribute across pages using the Story Editor in Manga Studio EX.
NEW! Advanced Text Input.
Manga Studio EX now allows you to enter text directly on your page using a standard text tool. You can also quickly add special characters and with support for many characters, such as Katakana and Hiragana.
NEW! Mesh Transformation.
Use the new Mesh Transform tool to modify screen tones to better showcase clothing textures by giving them a wrapping appearance.
NEW! Special Rulers.
Choose from a variety of rulers, including symmetry rulers, radial line rulers, and concentric circle rulers that speed up production.
UPDATED! Additional 3D Objects.
Manga Studio EX comes with over 550 built-in 3D Objects. Quickly, position, rotate, and adjust them on your page. Convert them to line and tone data, and use them as backgrounds and props for your drawings.
UPDATED! More export formats.
In addition to the existing bmp, jpeg, png, psd, and tga formats, Manga Studio 4.0 now offers the ability to export your artwork as tiff, eps (monochrome only), pdf, and pict (Mac only) format.
UPDATED! Additional Word Balloons.
Add word balloons with ease by dragging and dropping any of over one hundred preset, editable word balloons. Freely adjust the font, size, style, and spacing of the text, and add a curved or straight tail.
UPDATED! Extra Pattern Brushes.
Choose from 80+ customizable pattern brushes. Adjust the size, color, and angle quickly using the sliders to create an almost unlimited number of unique effects.
A+ from a Photoshop User
This review is from: SmithMicro Manga Studio EX 4 - (PC & Mac)
Pros: I did plenty of research--I played with the trial version of Sketch Pro and found Manga Studio to be a better prospect. I wanted a program that could give me more options to my digital sketching. The software works great with my Cintiq. 4.0 is very similar to Photoshop in many ways--making it easier to pick-up.
Cons: I'm still learning the software at this point. My only con would be the installation phase was irritating. I had to go into the documentation to figure out how to install the screens, etc. This portion of the process should be less cumbersome.
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