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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

Editing materials

Okay, so now that we know how to search through what's already there, let's learn how to edit and add our own tags and other settings.

For instance, let's go back to the confusion material that we used in the first section for the background of our panel. Remember how when we searched for background, it didn't show up because it hasn't been tagged as a background? We're going to change that right now.

First pull up the Materials window and search for Confusion. The swirled black and purple image that we used before will come up again. Select it by clicking on it to highlight it.

The text at the bottom of the materials window shows us the name of the material, what type it is (what folder it's stored in), the tags, and the data tag. To edit these options and more, we can either click on the Gear icon underneath the search results, or double-click on the thumbnail of the material we're going to edit.

Once you click on the gear you will see the Material property window. This...