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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

Creating custom material

Now we're going to create several types of materials that will be unique to our projects. You can create materials from photos, textures, or elements that you've drawn in Manga Studio or in other graphics software.

Speech balloon

Let's start off by making a speech balloon. To do this, you can draw a shape that you would like to turn into a speech bubble. Maybe you have a villain character who needs a special type of "evil" balloon? You could try something like this for your shape!

This speech balloon was made just by stacking three ovals one on top of the other, two black and one red. Add some white or red text in it and it will look really sinister!


Make sure that your layers are flattened together before you register your material. If you've drawn a line art on one layer and then colored on another layer, merge the two layers together by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + E or by using the options under the Layer menu. If you don't merge your layers, the material...