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Mastering Manga Studio 5

By : Liz Staley
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Mastering Manga Studio 5

By: Liz Staley

Overview of this book

Time is something that almost every artist doesn't have enough of. If you're an illustrator or comic creator you know just how much time and effort it can take to produce one great page. But the features in Manga Studio 5 can make this process a lot more streamlined and give you more time to create! "Mastering Manga Studio 5" will teach you how to create more comics and illustrations in less time than you ever thought possible. By using the features of Manga Studio 5 like the Story Editor, Custom brushes, actions, materials, and 3D models, you'll learn how to make Manga Studio work for your style and workflow. Go from being a novice Manga Studio user to an expert using the tricks, techniques, and projects in this guide. Learn how to make and share custom tools, set up left- and right-handed workspaces, make custom materials, alter 3D models, and create custom actions. By putting together a custom story project and making your own tools, automating redundant processes, and converting an inked art into a traditional comic art, you'll learn all about the advanced features of Manga Studio 5. "Mastering Manga Studio 5" will teach you what you need to know to produce more work in less time.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Manga Studio 5
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 10. Finishing Touches

In the last chapter we wrote a four page script, set up our file, and then penciled and inked our four pages. Now it's time to address putting the finishing touches on our comic. For some projects, you might be done after the penciling or inking stage. For others, you may need to add tone or color, or both! So in this chapter we're going to learn the following:

  • Using screentones

  • Setting up layers for coloring

  • Setting reference layers for the fill tool

  • Making a custom brush to do soft shading

  • Blending mode use for the gradient tool

We'll be learning most of that through a comic coloring method that I've been teaching myself for the past few years. I think it's easy enough for anyone to do and get some great results with. So let's finish up our Steven Strange comic!