Comic Strip Factory
Comic Strip Factory
1.0.135

5.0

Comic Strip Factory free download for Mac

Comic Strip Factory1.0.135

16 August 2020

Create your own comics.

Overview

Comic Strip Factory was created for those who love comic strips. Now you can make your own. On your social networks, you can post your own creations with your own words, rather than just reposting clever but overused memes. Or maybe you’re really serious about comics. You want to be the next Charles Schultz, Berke Breathed, Lynn Johnston, Cathy Guisewite, or Bill Watterson. You want to create your own characters-with a graphical tool specially designed for that purpose-and use them to create a regular comic to publish on the web or in print.

Comic Strip Factory allows you to create great comic strips. If your sense of humor exceeds your drawing skills, it includes a set of eight amazing characters from two professional artists, broken down into parts and assembled into poses. Each character has numerous facial expressions and body positions that you assemble in unique ways to tell your own stories. Use the pre-assembled poses, modify them by replacing some parts, or build your own--even modify the parts for your own purposes. Comic Strip Factory also comes with a bunch of terrific comic backgrounds, so you have great settings for your stories. From the desert island with one palm tree (the scene of tons of one-panel gag comics over the years) to fields, a forest, a living room, some offices, a restaurant, and more, there are a variety of settings and styles. And both the scenery and the characters come with plenty of related props!

The program has flexible panel-shaping capabilities to lay out your story. Whether you’re making a one-panel cartoon, a four-panel daily newspaper strip, a larger Sunday comic, or a comic book or graphic novel, Comic Strip Factory is up to it. And it supports multiple pages too. Dialogue balloons are easy to create, and offer several different shapes and styles, including multiple balloons joined together. If you want, bring in your photos and use them as background art, or mask out the background to mix your family and friends with the program’s comic art. Or bring in graphics from other programs. (It’s really good for photo collages, too!) If you have the talent for drawing your own comic art, Comic Strip Factory is designed for you too! Create your own characters, both to use your comics and to share with other users. Comic Strip Factory has a sophisticated vector drawing editor built-in, and it’s specially designed for drawing comic art. It isn’t bogged down with a bunch of complicated features you don’t need and won’t use. Yet it has advanced features you’ll use all the time. Like clipping one path inside another. Using named colors to make changing your character’s color scheme easy. Blurring shapes to make shadows and highlights that look like they came out of a pro’s airbrush.

What's new in Comic Strip Factory

Version 1.0.135:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

Compatibility
  • Comic Strip Factory 1.0.135 requires macOS version 10.9 and later.
New Features and Enhancements
  • Added a new character, DonDon, a Death Metal vocalist with a brutal voice and a host of funny faces! (Note: audio is not supported in comic strips, so you'll have to imagine the brutal voice.)
  • Added support for Dark Mode in macOS 10.14 and later.
  • Made the Parts views by part type able to display customized part origins when appropriate. This is useful for users who create their own characters.
Bug Fixes
  • On a retina display, the eyedropper tool could only target every other subpixel.
  • The eyedropper tool failed to get the current screen pixel in macOS 10.14 and later.
  • In the Resample Image dialog, if you entered an illegal value for percentage, it displayed it as a decimal factor instead of a percentage in the error dialog, such as 1.2 instead of 120%. This happened in Scale Objects too.
  • In the Parts window, when in a view other than All With Poses, you could drag the transform origin. This is no longer allowed.
  • In the Parts window, when in a view other than All With Poses, you could edit a Balloon, but it didn't work well. This shoul dnot have been allowed as this is a non-editable view.
  • Graphics that are pasted in from a vector program create a type of element called Vector Graphic. These elements did not work in drag and drop from the catalog or copy and paste, so you couldn't copy them from a parts file to a comic in any way.
  • If you created a new part, dragged in an image file, and closed the part editor, it deleted the new part. You needed to create a path to make it stick.
  • The hit testing on a path was testing the frame even though it is set to None. This made some things hard to hit, like eyeballs inside narrow eyelids.
  • Some paths could be hit by a click well outside of them, to the left. This was intruduced by a bug in macOS 10.14 that has not been fixed.
  • In the Parts window, when in a view other than All With Poses, selected objects showed transform handles. They shouldn't, because they are not transformable in this view.
  • If you edited some of Reggie's clothing colors, those edits would be applied inconsistently within the character.

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1 Reviews of Comic Strip Factory

5
Marcphoto
01 April 2020
Version: 1.0.133

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Great "FUN" !!!
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Marcphoto
01 April 2020
Version: 1.0.133
Great "FUN" !!!
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