May 8, 2008 in Image Editing (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, CA - plasq today released Comic Life Magiq 1.0 for Mac OS X. This entirely new photo-comic desktop publishing software from plasq empowers users of all ages and skill levels with simple-to-use but eye-catching creative options typically found in professional products. Comic Life Magiq is built from the ground up to leverage the power of Mac OS X 10.5 core technologies, like Core Image and Core Animation resulting in photo-comics with unique visual effects and elegant layout.
Comic Life Magiq includes creative features rivaling 'Pro' applications, while retaining plasq's signature ease-of-use. For example, the included Magiq Image Editor is a friendly tool with a powerful core offering features ranging from smart cut-out, warping and smudging, painting, skinning, green-screening and more all wrapped up in an easy and entertaining interface.
"Looking at the incredible creativity that the original Comic Life unleashed we were inspired to try and match our users and develop software that would offer even more expressive possibilities" said Robert Grant, plasq Co-Founder. "The result is simply amazing. Beautiful templates, incredibly fun tools for wreaking havoc with your images and powerful comic layout features wrapped in an animated user interface - it all adds up to a product that could only be called Magiq."
The comic page layout engine can handle complex and creatively-curved comic panels, speech balloons and captions. Artistic 'brushes' provide hand-drawn feel to lines, and powerful compositing lets the user flexibly combine their images. A high degree of control over individual comic elements enables complex gradients, reflections, brushes, line styles, fill options, shadows and more. The modular interface lets users hide or view these details while navigating through a continuous WSYWIG page layout view.
Also included are a collection of artist-commissioned Templates, Props, Balloon shapes and Spraycans to both inspire and get users straight into the fun. Templates cover a wide variety of life's events and characters including birthdays, pets, outdoor activities etc.
About Comic Life Magiq:
Comic Life Maqig is plasq's revolutionary step beyond Comic Life, their award-winning photo-comic software. Create astounding comics, beautiful picture albums, how-tos... and more. The easy-to-use interface integrates seamlessly with your photo collection; drag in your pictures, captions, lettering text ('ka-blam!') and speech balloons and your work of art is complete.
Comic Life Magiq requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 (Leopard) and above. Comic Life Magiq costs $44.95 USD. Crossgrades from Comic Life, Comic Life Deluxe and Comic Life Apple Bundle are available for $29.95 USD. Volume Education Licensing options are available. Volume Education Crossgrade pricing is also available.
For a limited time, Comic Life Magiq is available for $39.95 USD. For owners and those that received Comic Life with their Mac; crossgrades to Comic Life Magiq are $19.95 USD and Comic Life Magiq Household are $35.00 USD. 30-day unhindered demo and instant download purchase directly from plasq.
plasq's focus on creating intuitive, powerful and fun software for visual communication, perfectly illustrated by their award-winning 'Comic Life', kid-friendly 'Doozla' and much lauded 'Skitch'. Known for its worldwide 'online office' approach, plasq's think-tank of developers and user interface designers unites talent from The United States, Australia, Austria, France, Brazil and Norway to make beautifully designed and useful tools. plasq helps people communicate across oceans and generations.