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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

Using the character models

In the 3D | Character category are two models, a school girl character and a school boy character. When you add one to your canvas it will appear in a default pose—which is standing straight up with arms out at the sides. If you wish to use a Character model with one of the pre-set poses, it's really easy to do. Simply find the pose that you want in the Pose category, then click on the thumbnail in the Materials palette and drag the pose to the Character model. Once you let go, the character will be repositioned.

A neat thing about the character models though is that you can change their hair, expressions, and clothes too. So if you're having trouble getting that sad, teary eyed expression on your character, the character models could be a quick and easy reference to help you out.

On the bottom editing bar you'll see five icons that weren't there when we were using just the pose model. The icon with the smiley face is what you'll click to change your character's...