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Kool Tools: Comic Life 3.5

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Plasq’s (http://plasq.com) Comic Life 3.5 — the latest version of its photo comic creation software for Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows — includes a suite of new comic templates, a new full color halftone feature for dynamic comic styling effects, and an improved workflow to the drag and drop script feature.

Packed with fonts, templates, balloons, captions, and lettering art, Comic Life is a fun, powerful and easy-to-use app that makes creating comics easier than ever. The new templates in version 3.5 cover a range of topics and include award certificates, education, trading cards for sports teams or games, and modern styles and themes for creative comics.

The new creative and life story templates lead off with a front page design followed by multiple stylized pages to match the theme. Templates designed specifically for education give students the framework to build a science report, write a newspaper, create a skill sheet for physical education, and build the school’s yearbook in Comic Life 3.5.

The new full color halftone feature gives total control over how the halftone is rendered and is available for any element on the page. A simple interface controls the display of the halftone dots and users can set the size of the dots and adjust the foreground and background colors.

The workflow of the Script Editor is improved with an upgrade to the drag and drop feature. Text from the Script Editor can now be pulled from the script and dropped into an existing text element on the comic page. Users can now quickly update the comic page if there are changes to the script without having to duplicate elements or alter layout, saving the user time and also making the templates more functional.

Comic Life 3.5 for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.6.5. Comic Life 3.5 for iOS requires iOS 8.1 or later and is compatible with the iPad 2 or better, iPhone 4 or better and iPod touch (fifth generation) or better.

The software is available today for Mac and PC from plasq’s website for $29.99. Comic Life 3 for iOS is available on Apple’s App Store for $4.99. Version 3.5 is a free update for existing Comic Life 3 license holders.

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