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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

Finishing an image with materials

To wrap this chapter up, I thought I would show the process of creating an illustration using as many different materials as I could. The first step, of course, was to come up with the pose and make a sketch. I used the custom sketching pencil that we made back in Chapter 2, The Right Tools for the Job. The canvas that was used is 11 inches by 8.5 inches and 350 dpi.

The sketch layer was then changed to a draft layer so that the lines turn blue. The custom Ink brush—also discussed in Chapter 2, The Right Tools for the Job, was then used on another layer to finalize the lines.

Time to add color!

Now for materials on the clothing. The T-shirt design, the lace on the armbands, and the plaid on the skirt are all custom-made materials. In fact, the plaid design is the same plaid from the last section, just edited for different colors!


Using a material for something like a T-shirt design can be a life saver. Rather than having to redraw the design on your character...