Manga Studio 5 kicks ass!
Ladies and gentlemen….. I have had a breakthrough. And it comes in the shape of a new program I have started using called Manga studio 5. Those of you who are familiar with digital imaging programs such as Photoshop know that with the right amount of know-how and skill you can pretty much draw anything on these programs. The problem is that in essence Photoshop is designed and made to be a digital photo editing suite and the people who created did not sit down and think “You know what we should do? Make Photoshop more user friendly for comic artists.” But Manga Studio 5 is built and caters for all comic artists, and not just Manga comics.
Everything you see on this comic was drawn from the ground up using MS5 I even sketched this comic digitally as opposed to scanning in a rough idea first. The speech bubbles are created in a breeze and they can be tweaked and changed at any point. There are ruler tools that allow you to draw things out to perfection. Case in point have a look at the sound effect on panel 5 “AHHH CHAD!” I drew this using rulers as opposed to using a pre made font as I would have done in the past. On that same frame you will find some action lines very typical of a Manga comic. Again MS5 has a specific tool to make these lines… Put that in your pipe and smoke it Photoshop! MS5 also has by far the best vector drawing system I have ever seen, ever! I mean I was going to stop using vectors since I quit using Flash but this just made me change my mind about it. I can’t begin to explain why it is so good, but vectors on Ms5 feel just like normal raster lines….. And now I am getting too technical. So just check it out. 😀
I am really really happy with my drawing progress in this page, I think I have improved my drawing skills thanks to the tools provided. Sure I still need to work on proportions and backgrounds but this will hopefully come with practice. So hope you enjoyed this page, please leave any comments you like below and if you are a comic artist make sure to check out Manga Studio 5 it is worth the money.