Download of the day: MediBang Paint Pro

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MediBang Paint Pro

If you want an app to make creating comic books, graphic novels or comic-style illustrations, you really need to check out MediBang Paint Pro.

The suffix 'pro' usually means the paid-for version of a product, or the most expensive version, but not here – MediBang Paint Pro is completely free. All you need to provide is your God-given talent. Oh, and a PC. You’ll need one of those too.

Why you need it

Because it’s brilliant. MediBang Paint Pro is designed specifically for comic book creators, so it’s packed with useful features to streamline panel creation, manage pages, apply special brushes such as airbrushes, watercolors, pens and pencils and so on.

MediBang Paint Pro also comes with a range of pre-made tones and backgrounds to help you get started, as well as Photoshop-style layers for complex illustrations. And despite its power, it’s also exceptionally lightweight – so it runs quite happily on low-powered PCs and goes faster than the Flash on even fairly modest hardware.

It’s cloud-connected too, and according to the developer, “MediBang's servers are designed for durability of 99.999999999% of objects.” 99.999999999% of objects!

All you need to do is sign up for a free account and you can access your work from any device, including tablets and smartphones. 

Download here: MediBang Paint Pro

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