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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

Using the preset palettes

Manga Studio 5 has many ways to pick colors other than using the color sets. We'll take a look at these as we look at the color sets, so that you're familiar with all the options and can use them to your advantage.

Color circle

We'll start with the Color circle menu, which you can locate by default on the left-hand side of Manga Studio 5 at the bottom. If you don't see it, simply go to the Window menu at the top of the screen and then select the Color circle option. This will bring up the appropriate menu. The color circle is—appropriately enough—a circle with a slider outside of either a square or a triangle. The outside slider controls the overall hue, while the inside square or triangle allows you to pick more or less intense or saturated variations of the chosen hue.

If there is a square in the center of your circle, then you are on the Hue, Saturation, and Value (HSV) color space. Clicking on the circle and triangle icon in the bottom right of the Color circle...