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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

Navigating and searching your materials

To bring up the Materials window, either open the menu if you still have it docked in your workspace, or go to Window | Materials to bring it up.

The top menu on the left shows the different categories of materials. Back in Chapter 2, The Right Tools for the Job, when we made our Custom Brush tool, one of these categories is where we stored the texture that we made for it:

  • Color pattern: This consists of materials, including textures and backgrounds, that are in color.

  • Monochromic pattern: This includes black and white patterns, background, effects, and screentones.

  • Manga material: This includes panel layout templates, speech balloons, effect lines, and sound effects.

  • Image material: This includes brush tip images, as well as illustrations and pictures.

  • 3D: This includes 3D models.

To browse through the materials in each section, you can either click on the category name and Manga Studio will allow you to see a preview of every material stored in that...