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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

Customizing the Command Bar

Other than the positions of the various palettes, another thing that can be customized and saved among workspaces is the Command Bar menu at the top of the screen, the units of measurement, and the keyboard shortcuts.

Personalizing the Command Bar is a great way to add icons for operations that you use often. In fact, let's add making a New Raster Layer to the Command Bar so that you can see what I mean. To edit your Command Bar, go to File | Command bar settings.

Anything that you can access from the menu at the very top of Manga Studio can be added to the Command Bar over the top of the canvas. You'll see a list of categories under a preview of the Command Bar. Clicking on the triangles to the left of the category name will open it and show you the options under it. Functions that are already added to the Command Bar cannot be added again.

Click on the triangle next to the Layer category and select the New Raster Layer entry.

Once we select a command that isn't...