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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


Most traditional black and white Manga are shaded with screentones. These tones come printed on sticky clear sheets, and they are applied to sections of the art and then cut in to the shape of the shading. The extra is then peeled away, leaving behind the printed dots. The size and closeness of these shapes, which can be circles, squares, triangles, or anything else really determine how dark the shading looks on the finished product.

The screentone examples in the following screenshot are 5%, 15%, 30%, 50%, 65%, and 90% darkness settings, with the line setting at 60.0 number of lines.

Let's talk about the tone settings first before we get into using them on our comic. There are several ways you can generate screentones in Manga Studio. One way is through the Materials palette, and the other is from the bar of icons underneath the marquee when you make a selection.

Create a blank canvas and use the Rectangle selection tool to drag out a square. Then in the bar under your selection...