Manga Studio Debut 4 (Win/Mac) Reviews

Manga Studio Debut 4 (Win/Mac)

Manga Studio Debut 4 (Win/Mac)

  • Manga Studio Debut 4 is an all-in-one solution for stunning, ready-to-publish manga and comics
  • Sketch original art with a mouse or tablet, scan in existing art, or import artwork or graphics to get started
  • Invigorate your artwork using color, express motion using speed lines, apply dimension with screen tones and add dialog through built-in word balloons
  • Export professional quality manga from Manga Studio Debut 4 to various Mac and Windows file formats such as JPG, BMP, PSD, TGA, PNG, TIFF and PICT
  • Dynamic help offers instant access to information about tool palettes and menu options–getting started has never been easier

Manga Studio Debut 4 is your all-in-one solution for stunning ready-to-publish manga and ics. Quickly and easily create manga and ics with Manga Studio’s drawing tools filters and special effects. Get started immediately using dynamic help and the Beginner’s Assistant. Draw naturally with a pen tablet and bring your artwork to life using the integrated color set. Express motion and moods with speed lines and focus lines while adding dialog with built-in word balloons. Choose from thousands of sc

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  1. 50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Useful, very useful, February 15, 2010
    This review is from: Manga Studio Debut 4 (Win/Mac) (Software)
    Manga Studio Debut 4 is the closest thing to a perfect sketchbook replacement on the market. A 70 dollar bamboo pen tablet and a 50 dollar Manga Studio Debut 4 program, and you have enough(assuming you have a sufficient computer) to stop buying sketchbooks for as long as you want to.

    Manga Studio Debut 4 is fast enough at pencil, pen, and paintbrush/airbrush(airbrush is hidden in the paintbrush options) tools. This makes it perfectly reasonable to replace a sketchbook. Add the storybook files of 32 pages, with the option of seeing your pages to your left while working on your picture to the right and you’ve got a tight sketchbook.

    Does it do panels? yes. Custom panels? yes. Tones? yes. Custom Tones? yes. Layers? yes. Ruler layers, Grid Layer, Selection Layer? yes. Layer Opacity? yes. Layer color? yes. Advanced curve settings for pen/pencil tools? yes. Does the brush have materials that are fun to play with in B&W and color? yes. Speed lines? yes. Does it have print settings? yes, a host of them. Could you make your own comic? As easy as a comic is to make. Can the program draw for you? Actually it kind of can… you can make selections, then paste tones inside the selections, and you can subtract selections from within a selection and add selections outside of the selection… and have the program tone or material all your selections. First… this is where it’s a bit slow… and two, that’s kind of overusing the feature.

    Weak tool points of the tools present.
    Text – for whatever reason… text rotation seems only present in the EX version. text rotation?? oh, come on… you’ll probably work a page at 90 degrees for comfort. Just sketch your own text, or work a page vertically. Balloons? yes. Sizing? yes. Multiple language input? yes. Vertical text? yes. So everything that made sense with text except rotation was included in the text tool.
    Line tools – there is no such thing as a decent pen tool in this program, nor in the EX version. However, you can use the polygon line tool to create custom panels. And the Curve line tool makes tracing possible for Ruler work on the Ruler layer(a custom layer of saved paths for line work that is unique to Manga Studio)

    Conclusion: Amazing digital sketchbook… better in page organization with 32 page story files than any program on the market. With it seemingly overpowered, the lacking rotation on the text tool is a hair puller.

    Update1: IllustStudio by Celsys and Manga Studio by Celsys appear to have merged(partially or fully) in what is now known in America as Manga Studio 5 Debut and Manga Studio 5 EX.
    Update2: The book 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists will help you know how to use this Manga Studio 3 or 4 more effectively. Jack Hamm books, like Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes, may help make you a better artist.
    Update3: OpenCanvas by portalgraphics offers a lot in the way of watching how other professionals create digital work and mimicking other professionals creating digital work(using event files from the portalgraphics forum). OpenCanvas 5.5x combines well with Manga Studio 4 Debut or Manga Studio 4 EX.

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  2. 217 of 243 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Consider Carefully: Do you want a toy or a powerful tool?, September 27, 2009
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    This review is from: Manga Studio Debut 4 (Win/Mac) (Software)
    If you want a toy, then get this version, but if you’d like a really great tool for drawing manga, then get the EX version. The EX version may be much more expensive, but if you’re a serious artist, then you might as well throw away your money if you’re going to buy this version. To give you an example of how many features that this version is missing: it doesn’t have vectoring, an eyedropper tool, or even a gradiation tool! Check the website’s manual for a list of features it doesn’t have.

    Skip this version, buy the EX version.

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  3. 14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Vast improvement, March 14, 2010
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    Schroeder Jones (Saskatchewan) –

    This review is from: Manga Studio Debut 4 (Win/Mac) (Software)
    I’m a professional comic artist and this product has been a godsend. The pre-made panels, word bubbles, and pens are fantastic. Highly recommended.

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