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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 plaids

Plaid is one of those clothing patterns that you see everywhere, and it looks hard to draw! But it's really not, once you have the basics down. And if you create a pattern and then register it as a material, you can reuse it again and again. A definite time-saver if your comic is about schoolgirls in plaid skirts, right? In this section I'm going to walk you through the creation of a simple repeating pattern. It's just a grid, so don't let it intimidate you! You can do this, just follow along! You'll be a master of plaid in no time!

The first thing that we need to do is make a new canvas. We're going to make a square. I went with 6 inches by 6 inches and 300 dpi. You could make your pattern smaller than that, it's always better though to scale down instead of up, so keep that in mind. If you'll be doing large 300-600 dpi drawings for print, you don't want to have to scale a 72 dpi material up to fit.

We can also leave the Paper Color option unchecked and start off with a transparent...