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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

Moving things around

Rearranging your screen in Manga Studio is really easy. But I think that being able to customize things so that they fit your workflow and make getting to your frequently used tools easier is more efficient. Lots of software users don't think about changing where their tools are located, but it can really help. Especially if you are left-handed, or even disabled in some way, you can set the program so that it works best for the way that you create your comics.

So more of this chapter is going to be on why I would pick certain locations for tools and palettes, and less on how to get them there, because getting things to new locations really isn't hard. But if you don't set up your screen in a way that's convenient to you in the beginning, then you're just going to waste more time getting to your tools later. It may take a little experimenting to get your things all where you like them, so don't be afraid to experiment and try something new.

Alright, let's try some moving...