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SmithMicro Manga Studio EX 4 - (PC & Mac)

  • Over 3,000 screen tones or create your own
  • Work with precision using unlimited layers
  • Draw naturally with a pen tablet and recreate the sensation of drawing
  • Select from a suite of advanced filters
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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.

  • Choose from over 3,000 screen tones or create your own.
  • Resize with no loss in quality by converting your bitmap drawings to resolution-independent vector images.
  • Export to a wide variety of formats, such as bmp, jpeg, png, psd, tga, eps (monochrome only), tiff, pdf, and pict (Mac only).
  • Draw naturally with a pen tablet and recreate the sensation of drawing on paper, offering an incredibly natural drawing experience.
  • Simplify your layout and design process with easy-to-use features, such as a variety of built-in rulers that save you time.
  • Color artwork using the integrated tool set, enabling you to mix and blend for custom color work.
  • Convert 2D images to line and tone data by using the 2DLT Rendering function.
  • Import 3D objects, and easily transform them into tone and line drawings by using the 3DLT rendering function.
  • Add speed line and focus line effects in seconds to express motion or moods.
  • Work with precision using unlimited layers.
  • Select from a suite of advanced filters to quickly apply distortions and special effects to your artwork.

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.

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  • James S.
  • 9/1/2014 8:39:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: My son is in college for Art/Graphic Design and he needed a software to 1) replace his very old software and 2) to work with his Intuos 5 pad. This more than fits the need and he is very pleased with it.

I asked my son to give his thoughts: "If you know Photoshop you'll pick this up quickly. Also, it saves each page individually and a matching jpeg individually which is good."

It will also install on Windows 7 64 without a hitch.

Cons: Not really a con but the learning curve can be steep. There are tutorials but like anything worthwhile it takes time to master.

Other Thoughts: Thanks to all the people who answered my question about this product and Windows 7 64.

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  • Isaac J.
  • 8/31/2014 4:03:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSay goodbye to Duo-Shade and dry transfer tones.

Pros: It's nothing you couldn't manage in Photoshop, but it's turn-key in Manga Studio; and the software's ability to import images and convert them to tones is simply fantastic.

Worth the purchase at even original retail price [$299]; although for that you could buy the current version 5-ex.

Cons: I bought it on the Shellshocker sale... then I see it advertised a week or so later on sale again for 20% off of what I paid the week before ~same product, same vendor: NewEgg.

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  • Mark F.
  • 4/21/2010 8:26:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsA+ from a Photoshop User

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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