MANGA STUDIO 5 BRUSH SET V2
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This update to my Manga Studio 5 set more than triples the amount of brushes increasing the brush count from 14 to more than 50!
Get my updated Manga Studio 5 Pencilling, Inking, and Painting brushes here!
Having spent more time with the app, and listening to community feedback, I’ve come up with a heap more brushes.
The Inking brushes now include several specialty inkers reflecting the extra time I’ve had to spend with the app, too. Lando Calbrusshian, Tricky Dick, Feather Fawcett, Big Tex, Bob’s Big Belly, The Natural, and my new Tech Pen are easily the best inking tools I’ve ever made and reflect my constant process of iteration.
The Painterly brush category sees the addition of Photoshop style painting tools. If you’re used to the hard-round and more opaque painting style of Photoshop, these brushes will be great to bridge your transition to Manga Studio. I use them for block-in and now can’t imagine the app without them.
The Pencil brushes see several new additions including an alternate version of many previously offered brushes more attuned to working at lower resolutions, a digital pencil tool that mimics the sort of mark-making one would have in Manga Studio 4 or Photoshop, a grainy and easily controllable tool that mimics pencilling in Painter, grease pencils and shaders, and more.
But don’t take my word for it. The feedback from industry professionals is downright unanimous! Thank you for the overwhelming response to my previously offered brushes. I know you’ll dig these too!
Don’t Have Manga Studio 5?
There are many who’ve yet to try Manga Studio 5. As a long time Manga Studio user, allow me to explain what Manga Studio 5 is, and isn’t, by way of comparing it to what has come before.
Do you use Paint Tool SAI? Do you like its lightweight, snappy brush system that outstrips Photoshop’s but lament SAI’s lack of updates and general state of abandonware or lack of Mac support? Do you use Painter but curse the gods whenever it crashes to desktop during your tenth iterative save? Does Painter’s general buginess lead you to Photoshop only to remind you of how limited Photoshop is when it comes to painting and blending colors naturally?
Manga Studio 5 takes the already best-in-class inking engine found in 4 and pairs it with painting tools that rival Painter and SAI’s with stability akin to Photoshop.
It’s 64bit and native on OSX and Windows, unlike SAI. It’s stable, unlike Painter. It inks and paints well out of the box, unlike Photoshop.
Long story made slightly less long – it’s my favorite app of the bunch. I can pencil, ink, and paint in a single app instead of the Frankensteinian hodge-podge I resorted to before. No longer do I need to pencil and ink in Manga Studio and color in Photoshop or Painter as a second step.
If you use any of the above apps on a daily basis, you should really try it out. I seldom fire up any of those other apps after. The kicker? It’s a fraction of the cost of the big players.
But I digress. Buy my Manga Studio 5 brushes here! If you’re not yet a convert, I have spiffy brushes for Photoshop too!