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Clip Studio Paint EX (Manga Studio)

CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX (Manga Studio)

The ultimate illustration tool for serious comic, manga & graphic artists.

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   CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX & Manga Studio EX 5 are the same applications.

Complete Feature Comparison List

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Major Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Draw comics, manga and illustrations in full color

 

 

X

X

Create complete comic and manga books with multiple pages using the story function

 

X

 

X

Export multiple pages

 

X

 

X

Draw on a vector canvas and use vector based tools

 

X

X

X

Customize tools

 

 

X

X

Customize user interface

 

 

X

X

Frame-by-frame animation (cel animation) support

 

 

Maximum of 24 frames

Unlimited number of frames

Convert 3D objects into 2D LT (line and tones)

 

X

 

X



Document Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Page Templates

X

X

X

X

72 -1200 dpi Resolution

X

X

X

X

Story Creator

 

X

 

X

Page Numbering

X

X

 

X

Book-style Facing Pages

 

X

 

X

Start Story Page From Left

 

X

 

X

Start Story Page From Right

 

X

 

X

Create 2 Page Spread

 

 

 

X

Create Story With More Than 100 Pages

 

 

 

X

Modify Individual Page Sizes Within Story

 

 

 

X

Import Page Into Story

 

 

 

X

Duplicate Story Page

 

X

 

X

Adjust Story Properties

 

X

 

X

Page Manager

 

 

 

X

Batch Process

 

 

 

X

Batch Export

 

 

 

X



Layers

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Raster Layers

X

X

X

X

Tone Layers

X

X

X*

X*

Selection Layers

2*

X

X

X

Masking Layers

X

X

X*

X*

Reverse Layers

X

X

X*

X*

Sketch Layers

X

X

X*

X*

Panel Folders

X

X

X

X

Layer/Text Folders

X

X

X**

X**

Guide Layers, Grid Layer, Print Guide and Basic Frame Layer

X

X

X

X

Vector Layers

 

X

X

X

Word Balloon Layers

X

X

X

X

Text Layers

X

X

X

X

Sub Ruler Layers, Ruler Layers, and Panel Ruler Layers

X

X

X

X

3D Layers

 

X

X

X

Color Correction Layers

 

 

X

X



Support

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Beginners Assistant

X

X

 

 

Selection Launcher

X

X

X

X

Dynamic Help

X

X

X***

X***



Palettes

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Tool Palette

X

X

X

X

Tool Options Palette

X

X

X

X

Layers Palette

X

X

X

X

History Palette

X

X

X

X

Properties Palette

X

X

X

X

Navigator Palette

X

X

X

X

Custom Tools Palette

 

X

X

X

Actions Palette

 

X

X

X

Tones and Materals Palette

5*

X

X

X

Color Palette

6*

X

X

X



Drawing

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Save Tool Settings

X

X

X

X

Pen Tool

2*

X

X

X

Pencil Tool

2*

X

X

X

Magic Marker Tool

2*

X

X

X

Line/Curve/Polygon/Rectangle/Ellipse Tool

2*

X

X

X

Pattern Brush Tool

2*

X

X

X

Airbrush Tool

 

 

X

X

Decoration Tool

 

 

X

X

Mix Color Tool

 

 

X

X

Gradation Tool

 

X

X

X



Other Tools

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Panel Selector, Panel Ruler Cutter, Panel Maker Tool

X

X

X

X

Layer Selection, Move Layer, Joint Line Tool

2*

X

X

X

Eyedropper Tool

 

X

X

X

3D Frame, 3D Selection Tool

 

X

X

X

Brush Pen Tool

 

X

X

X

Close Fill Tool

 

X

X

X

Path Tool

 

X

X

X

Text Tool

X

X

X

X

Distortion, Stamp, Color Blend, Dodging, Burning Tool

 

X

X

X

Hand, Rotate, Zoom Tool

X

X

X

X

Drawing Color (Black, White, Transparency)

X

X

X

X

Drawing Color (Tone)

 

X

X

X



Editing

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Magnify/Shrink, Rotate, Stretch/Skew

X

X

X

X

Rectangle, Ellipse, Polyline, Lasso Selection Tools

2*

X

X

X

Magic Wand Tool

2*

X

X

X

Fill Tool

2*

X

X

X

Close Path for MagicWand, Fill Tools

 

X

X

X

Smoother Tool

 

X

X

X

Dust Cleaner Tool

 

X

X

X

Speed Line

 

X

X

X

Action Feature

 

X

X

X

Quick Mask and Quick Select

 

X

X

X

Fill Selection

2*

X

X

X

Fill Selection with Drawing Color

 

X

X

X

Outline Selection

 

X

X

X

Blur Selection Edge

 

X

X

X

Mesh Transformation

 

X

X

X

Shrink Selection

 

X

X

X

Color Selection

X

X

X

X

Layer Properties, Layer Settings

X

X

X

X

Layer Conversion, Layer Rasterization

X

X

X

X

Layer Conversion by SHD Conversion

 

X

 

 



Vector Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Width Correction Tool

 

X

X

X

Line Level Tool

 

X

X

X

Line Smoother Tool

 

X

X

X

Change Color and Size of Tool Tip

 

 

X

X

Use Control Points to Move Line

 

 

X

X

Move, Add or Remove Control Points

 

 

X

X

Raster to Vector Conversion

 

X

X

X

Fill on Center Line

 

X

X

X

Vector Snap, Delete Overlapping Lines

 

X

X

X

Vector Selecting

 

X

X

X

Anti-Aliasing Display, Center Line Display

 

X

X

X



Tone Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Custom Background Tones

X

X

X

X

Save Pattern as Tone

X

X

X

X

Tone Distortion (Distort Tone Dot, Border Distortion, Blur Distortion)

 

X

#

#



Display

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Scalable Display 0.8-800% Rotate, Flip Horizontal/Vertical

X

X

X

X

Scalable Display 800-3200%

 

 

X

X

Adjust Layer Display Color

X

X

X

X

Adjust Interface Colors

 

 

X

X

Customize the Toolbar

 

 

X

X

Hide Title Bar

 

 

X

X

Transparency Display

 

 

X

X

CMYK Color Display

 

 

X

X



Rulers

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Straight and Curved Rulers

X

X

X

X

Panel Rulers

X

X

X

X

Parallel/Radial Rulers

 

X

X

X

Perspective Rulers

 

X

X

X

Ruler Handle Display

X

X

X

X

Concentric Circle Ruler

 

X

X

X

Symmetrical Ruler (Line, 2-axis, 2 Point, 3 Point, 4 Point, 5 Point, 6 Points, 8 Points, 12 Point Symmetry)

 

X

X

X



Background

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

3DLT Rendering

 

X

 

X

2DLT Rendering

 

X

 

X



Filters

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Speed Lines, Focus Lines, Vanishing Points

3*

X

 

 

Binary, Mosaic, Invert, Posterize

 

X

X

X

Adjust Levels, Tone Curve, Brightness, Contrast, Dust Cleaner

 

X

X

X

Blur, Blur More, Gaussian Blur, Sharpen, Sharpen More

 

X

X

X

Polar Coordinates, Zigzag, Wave, Spiral

 

X

#

#

Line Width Correction, Line Smoother

 

X

X

X

Computones

 

X

 

 

Cloud, Wave Pattern

 

X

 

 

Lighting

 

X

 

#

Hue Saturation Filter

 

X

X

X

Radial Blur, Motion Blur

 

X

 

 

Patterns, Rain, Random Grid Patterns, Soft Focus, Sparkle

 

X

#

#

2D Rotate, Pinch, Speed Rotation, Distorted Speed Line, Distorted Focus Lines, Spherical, Fisheye Lens

 

X

#

#



Text Entry

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Basic Lettering

X

X

X

X

Outline Text

X

X

X

X

Style Settings

 

8*

X

X

Ruby

 

X

X

X

Set Letter Spacing

 

 

X

X

Set Line Spacing

 

 

X

X

Inline Input

X

X

X

X

Input Field

X

X

X

X

UNICODE Support

X

X

X

X

Story Editor

 

X

 

#



Word Balloons

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Word Balloon Function

X

X

X

X

Add Custom Tails to Word Balloons

X

X

X

X

Rounded Tails

 

 

X

X

Save User's Word Balloon as a Material to the Materials Folder

 

X

X

X

Save Pattern as Material

 

X

X

X



Settings

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Modify Shortcuts

 

X

X

X



Window Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Edit Window (Page List, Page Information, Page Editing Area)

X

X

 

X

Full Screen Mode

 

X

X

X

Tool Option Palette, Tab Display, List Display, Stroke Preview Display Options

X

X

X

X

Anti-Aliasing Drawing

 

X

X

X



Animation Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Frame-by-frame animation (cel animation) support

 

 

Maximum of 24 frames

Unlimited number of frames

Timeline

 

 

X

X

Onionskins

 

 

X

X

Light Table Support

 

 

X

X

Import video files

 

 

X

X

Export video files

 

 

X

X

Export animated GIFs

 

 

X

X



Import

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Images via TWAIN Scanner

X

X

X

X

Consecutive Scanning

 

X

X

X

JPEG, BMP

X

X

X

X

PNG, TGA, PSD (Import Layers Separately, Supports Layer Set)

7*,♦

X

X

X

TIFF

X

X

X

PICT

 

 

Batch Image Import

 

 

X

X

Text Files (txt)

 

X

 

 

Shade File

 

X

 

 

3D Data - FBX, LWO, LWS, OBJ, C2FR/C2FC (CELSYS CHARACTER format), 6KT, 6KH, PEP

 

X

X

X

Movie Files (AVI on Windows & MOV on Mac)

 

 

X

X

Manga Studio Version 2.0

X

X

 

 

Manga Studio Version 3.0

X

X

 

 

Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CPG Page Files

X

X

X

X

Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CST Story Files

 

X

 

X



Export

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

JPEG, BMP, PSB, PSD

X

X

X

X

PNG, TGA

X

X

X

EPS (Monochrome), PDF

 

X

 

 

TIFF

X

X

X

PICT

 

 

Text Files (txt)

 

X

 

 

Animated GIF's

 

 

X

X

Movie Files (AVI on Windows & MOV on Mac

 

 

X

X

Manga Studio Version 2.0

X

X

 

 

Manga Studio Version 3.0

X

X

 

 

Manga Studio Version 4.0

X

X

 

 

"Save as..."

X

X

X

X

Save Story Projects

 

X

 

X

Export Multiple Pages

 

X

 

X

Print

2*

X

X

X

Print Multiple Pages

 

X

 

X



Miscellaneous

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Save Pattern to Brush Material

 

X

X

X

Save Pattern Brush Settings and Material

X

X

X

X

Export and Import Action Sets

 

X

X

X

Copy to Other Applications

X

X

X

X

Materials

1*,2,4

X

X

X

Material Installation

X

X

X

X

Poseable 3D Models

 

 

X

X

Change 3D Models Expression, Hairstyle, Clothing and Accessories

 

 

X

X

QUMARION Manipulation of 3D Models

 

 

X

X

64 bit Architecture

 

 

X

X

Multi-Core CPU Support

 

 

X

X

Tab-Mate Controller Support

 

 

X

X

New Drawing Engine

 

 

X

X

Fully Customizable Interface

 

 

X

X



MS 4 Debut and EX

  • 1* Cannot save Materials in Debut.

  • 2* Cannot use some of the Options in Debut.

  • 3* Cannot save Settings in Debut.

  • 4* Debut has a smaller amount of included Materials.

  • 5* Can not refer to external Folders/Files in Debut.

  • 6* Cannot reset the color in Debut.

  • 7* Imports psd as a single image file in Debut 4.0 Mac.

  • ♦ Mac only.

MS 4 Debut and EX

  • * Moved to Feature Layer.

  • ** Integrated in the Feature Layer Folder.

  • *** Implemented in the Help parameter.

  • # Will be available in future updates.

Note

Please note that Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT are the exact same applications.

Smith Micro will be providing customer support to all English versions of CLIP STUDIO PAINT and Manga Studio.

Video Cards lacking updates for the Drivers since 2010 may not fully support Manga Studio Display requirements. Integrated video cards or shared Memory Systems can have issues with 3D Materials, Materials Display, and Input Device behavior in the Display.