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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

Striking a pose

So now we know how to navigate around with our camera and to reposition a pre-posed model, how can we make custom poses? Manga Studio won't constrain you to using just the poses that have been included in the Materials palette! You can edit the position of the model easily, using the same icons that we just discussed in the last section. Let's do some practice right now so you can see how it works.

First, we'll need some pose inspiration. I love to draw action, so I'm taking inspiration from martial arts moves. If you need to, sketch out a simple gesture drawing of the pose that you have in mind.

Next up we're going to choose one of the pre-positioned models that is close to our desired custom pose. Which base model you choose is really up to you. Let's go with Rise to full height because the legs are already spread fairly far apart, just like in our gesture drawing.

You can work with your gesture drawing layer either above or below your 3D model. Personally, I like having the...