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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

Inserting and positioning models in your canvas

So the first thing we'll need to do is make a blank canvas. I'm using my generic 8.5 inch by 11 inch setting at 350 dpi for the examples in this chapter. Then open your Materials palette, either by clicking on the double arrows to open it if you have it docked in your workspace, or going to Window | Material | Material [3D] to pull up the palette.

Manga Studio will load all of the 3D materials since we're in the 3D category. For now, let's just choose any old model to work with. I'm going to use the Draw up model because it's a basic pose so it will be easy to work with.


You can search for and edit the 3D model materials in much the same way as we searched for and edited them in Chapter 5, Living in a Material World. Manga Studio does not allow you to select 3D models for brush tip shapes or paper textures, and you cannot change the paste location, scale operation, or tiling. However, you can edit the location that the model is saved in, and...