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Manga Studio EX 5  & Clip Studio Paint EX

Manga Studio EX 5 & Clip Studio Paint EX

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

Manga Studio EX 5 and Clip Studio Paint EX are the same applications

Complete Feature Comparison List

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Document Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Page Templates

72 -1200 dpi Resolution

Story Creator

 

 

Page Numbering

 

Book-style Facing Pages

 

 

Start Story Page From Left

 

 

Start Story Page From Right

 

 

Create 2 Page Spread

 

 

 

Create Story With More Than 100 Pages

 

 

 

Modify Individual Page Sizes Within Story

 

 

 

Import Page Into Story

 

 

 

Duplicate Story Page

 

 

Adjust Story Properties

 

 

Page Manager

 

 

 

Batch Process

 

 

 

Batch Export

 

 

 



Layers

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Raster Layers

Tone Layers

•*

•*

Selection Layers

2*

Masking Layers

•*

•*

Reverse Layers

•*

•*

Sketch Layers

•*

•*

Panel Folders

Layer/Text Folders

•**

•**

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

Vector Layers

 

Word Balloon Layers

Text Layers

Sub Ruler Layers, Ruler Layers, and Panel Ruler Layers

3D Layers

 

Color Correction Layers

 

 



Support

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Beginners Assistant

 

 

Selection Launcher

Dynamic Help

•***

•***



Palettes

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Tool Palette

Tool Options Palette

Layers Palette

History Palette

Properties Palette

Navigator Palette

Custom Tools Palette

 

Actions Palette

 

Tones and Materals Palette

5*

Color Palette

6*



Drawing

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Save Tool Settings

Pen Tool

2*

Pencil Tool

2*

Magic Marker Tool

2*

Line/Curve/Polygon/Rectangle/Ellipse Tool

2*

Pattern Brush Tool

2*

Airbrush Tool

 

 

Decoration Tool

 

 

Mix Color Tool

 

 

Gradation Tool

 



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

Layer Selection, Move Layer, Joint Line Tool

2*

Eyedropper Tool

 

3D Frame, 3D Selection Tool

 

Brush Pen Tool

 

Close Fill Tool

 

Path Tool

 

Text Tool

Distortion, Stamp, Color Blend, Dodging, Burning Tool

 

Hand, Rotate, Zoom Tool

Drawing Color (Black, White, Transparency)

Drawing Color (Tone)

 



Editing

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Magnify/Shrink, Rotate, Stretch/Skew

Rectangle, Ellipse, Polyline, Lasso Selection Tools

2*

Magic Wand Tool

2*

Fill Tool

2*

Close Path for MagicWand, Fill Tools

 

Smoother Tool

 

Dust Cleaner Tool

 

Speed Line

 

Action Feature

 

Quick Mask and Quick Select

 

Fill Selection

2*

Fill Selection with Drawing Color

 

Outline Selection

 

Blur Selection Edge

 

Mesh Transformation

 

Shrink Selection

 

Color Selection

Layer Properties, Layer Settings

Layer Conversion, Layer Rasterization

Layer Conversion by SHD Conversion

 

 

 



Vector Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Width Correction Tool

 

Line Level Tool

 

Line Smoother Tool

 

Change Color and Size of Tool Tip

 

 

Use Control Points to Move Line

 

 

Move, Add or Remove Control Points

 

 

Raster to Vector Conversion

 

Fill on Center Line

 

Vector Snap, Delete Overlapping Lines

 

Vector Selecting

 

Anti-Aliasing Display, Center Line Display

 



Tone Features

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Custom Background Tones

Save Pattern as Tone

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

 

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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

Scalable Display 800-3200%

 

 

Adjust Layer Display Color

Adjust Interface Colors

 

 

Customize the Toolbar

 

 

Hide Title Bar

 

 

Transparency Display

 

 

CMYK Color Display

 

 



Rulers

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Straight and Curved Rulers

Panel Rulers

Parallel/Radial Rulers

 

Perspective Rulers

 

Ruler Handle Display

Concentric Circle Ruler

 

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

 



Background

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

3DLT Rendering

 

 

2DLT Rendering

 

 



Filters

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Speed Lines, Focus Lines, Vanishing Points

3*

 

 

Binary, Mosaic, Invert, Posterize

 

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

 

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

 

Polar Coordinates, Zigzag, Wave, Spiral

 

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Line Width Correction, Line Smoother

 

Computones

 

 

 

Cloud, Wave Pattern

 

 

 

Lighting

 

 

#

Hue Saturation Filter

 

Radial Blur, Motion Blur

 

 

 

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

 

#

#

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

 

#

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Text Entry

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Basic Lettering

Outline Text

Style Settings

 

8*

Ruby

 

Set Letter Spacing

 

 

Set Line Spacing

 

 

Inline Input

Input Field

UNICODE Support

Story Editor

 

 

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Word Balloons

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Word Balloon Function

Add Custom Tails to Word Balloons

Rounded Tails

 

 

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

 

Save Pattern as Material

 



Settings

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Modify Shortcuts

 



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)

 

Full Screen Mode

 

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

Anti-Aliasing Drawing

 



Import

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Images via TWAIN Scanner

Consecutive Scanning

 

JPEG, BMP

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

7*,♦

TIFF

PICT

 

 

Text Files (txt)

 

 

 

Shade File

 

 

 

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

 

Manga Studio Version 2.0

 

 

Manga Studio Version 3.0

 

 

Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CPG Page Files

Manga Studio Version 4.0 .CST Story Files

 

 



Export

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

JPEG, BMP, PSB, PSD

PNG, TGA

EPS (Monochrome), PDF

 

 

 

TIFF

PICT

 

 

Text Files (txt)

 

 

 

Manga Studio Version 2.0

 

 

Manga Studio Version 3.0

 

 

Manga Studio Version 4.0

 

 

"Save as..."

Save Story Projects

 

 

Export Multiple Pages

 

 

Print

2*

Print Multiple Pages

 

 



Miscellaneous

MS 4 Debut

MS 4 EX

MS 5 (CSP PRO)

MS EX 5 (CSP EX)

Save Pattern to Brush Material

 

Save Pattern Brush Settings and Material

Export and Import Action Sets

 

Copy to Other Applications

Materials

1*,2,4

Material Installation

Poseable 3D Models

 

 

Change 3D Models Expression, Hairstyle, Clothing and Accessories

 

 

QUMARION Manipulation of 3D Models

 

 

64 bit Architecture

 

 

Multi-Core CPU Support

 

 

Tab-Mate Controller Support

 

 

New Drawing Engine

 

 

Fully Customizable Interface

 

 



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.

Paid Upgrade

Any owner of the previous version of Manga Studio with a valid full serial number, can qualify for the upgrade price for MS 5 and MS EX 5 . You will be prompted for your serial number during the checkout process.

The digital download versions of Manga Studio will now include CLIP STUDIO PAINT branding. Please note that Manga Studio and CLIP STUDIO PAINT are the exact same applications. CLIP STUDIO PAINT is simply the digital download version of Manga Studio.

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.