ALISO VIEJO, CA — Smith Micro Software, Inc. Productivity and Graphics group today announced the availability of Manga Studio 5 EX, the newest version of its comic and manga creation software.
Geared for advanced artists and illustrators, Manga Studio 5 EX offers an all-in-one solution for drawing, laying out, illustrating and publishing manga and comic-style art. Equipped with new features such as multiple-page story layouts, advanced text settings and backwards file compatibility, Manga Studio 5 EX adds power and flexibility to the design process.
"Manga Studio 5 EX is the perfect tool for professional illustrators looking to increase their volume of artwork while cutting production time," said Dave Gibbons, renowned comic illustrator and creator, whose credits include "Watchmen" and his newest series "The Secret Service." "Manga Studio offers a nice variety of painting, shading and brush tools as well as built-in special effects and complete control of page layouts and text settings. Together, these tools ensure the best drawing and painting experience!" Comic-Con Events
Manga Studio 5 EX includes all of the powerful features from Manga Studio 5, as well as new tools for advanced users:
- Multiple-page story layouts - With Manga Studio 5 EX's added ability to build multiple-page stories and projects, artists are able to streamline their creative process and conveniently access their story files in one area.
- Advanced text settings - Text tools have been updated to include adjustments to spacing, mixing of fonts, anti-aliasing and more.
- Backwards file compatibility - Manga Studio 5 EX provides users with backwards file compatibility with the Debut and EX versions of Manga Studio 4 for easy importing of previously drawn art and projects.
Manga Studio 5 EX is available for immediate purchase for $299.99. Previous owners of Manga Studio 4 and 5 will also receive upgrade pricing to Manga Studio 5 EX. Manga Studio 4 Debut and EX users will be able to upgrade at $149.99 and Manga Studio 5 owners will be able to upgrade at $99.99.