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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

Making a coloring workspace

Now we're going to set up a workspace specifically to use when coloring. I'm going to be honest here, I hated coloring before I began to use Manga Studio 5! MS5 gives me the results I've striven for though without a lot of hassle, and I love that. It's completely changed my mind on coloring.

But, coloring is a different beast than drawing or laying out pages. To really get through a lot of coloring we'll want to maximize the amount of screen that we have access to (how much of the canvas we can see) and make sure that our tools are arranged so that they can be reached quickly. A well set up workspace can save so much time later and make you fly through your artwork faster than before.

Okay, so when I make a new workspace I like to start off at the default Manga Studio layout. To reset any palette layout changes you've made, go to Window | Workspace | Back to default layout.

The first thing we're going to do is get the Materials out of the way. Clicking on the double...