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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

Left- and right-handed setups

Of course, how you set up your space is going to depend heavily on how you work, what tools you commonly use, and what features you regularly need to access. It's very possible that the default Manga Studio layout is perfect for you, and if so that's great. But I find that having my tools where it's convenient for me to access them helps me speed along my work a lot. And when you're trying to do a lot of comic pages, that little bit of extra time not spent reaching across your tablet to switch tools can add up a lot.

We're going to assume for now that you have a graphics tablet that doesn't have a screen in it like a Cintiq, so a regular Wacom Bamboo. After we set up for a lefty with a regular graphics tablet then we'll set up for a lefty that's drawing on the screen. And don't worry, righties, we won't leave you out!

Left-handed setup for regular tablets

The nice thing about working with a tablet that doesn't allow you to draw directly on the screen is that you...