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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

Coloring – the comic book style

What I'm about to show you is my absolute favorite coloring method. And I'm going to confess, I hated coloring until I did a lot of experimenting, studying other people's methods, and trial and error to get this method down. Now I love my coloring, and I think that this technique is easy enough that anyone can do it so long as they have a basic understanding of the way that light and shadow fall. Here's an example of the results that you can get with this technique.

Maybe this style of coloring isn't your cup of tea. That's great, don't color in such a manner if you don't like it and if it doesn't fit your art. But reading about this technique might give you some insights or tips that could help you with your own work, so I'd urge you to continue reading.

The first thing that we're going to do for this coloring method is to set up some layers. Let's focus on page 3 of the Steven Strange comic for this. We have two characters, Steven and Martha, as well as backgrounds...