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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


Alright, you Master of Manga Studio! You've come to the end of the finishing touches chapter. I hope with some ideas for your own techniques, and with some tips on how to fly through your toning and coloring you are working even faster and more efficiently than before.

In this chapter we learned about:

  • Creating screentones using the Simple Tone menu

  • Saving tones to the Materials palette

  • Using tones from the Materials palette

  • Making a custom soft-edged shading brush

  • Coloring in the comic book style using the Lasso selection tool and Gradient tools

  • Painting backgrounds

  • Creating special effects like reflections, adding patterns, and shiny surfaces