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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 3. Palettes of a Different Color

Color! It's something that Manga Studio in the past has been criticized over. Previous versions of Manga Studio concentrated on black-and-white and grayscale art and weren't intuitive to color in. Smith Micro listened to the Manga Studio fans though, and MS5 and EX5 are now built so that it's a cinch to do all your penciling, inking, and coloring in one program.

In my time as an artist on the Internet, I can't count the number of times that I've seen a character design sheet that had a bunch of dots on it to show the base colors of a character. There's nothing wrong with putting base colors on a character reference sheet, of course, but only so long as you do it correctly. Can you remember what each color goes to? Is that blue for the eyes, or for the detailing on the shirt? Are the base color references on a separate layer so they aren't in the way of your good, finished art, or have you put them on the color layers or the ink layer and now you have...