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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

Altering proportions

So now that you know how to manipulate the individual bits of the pose and character models, what happens if you need a reference for a character whose body type doesn't fit the standard? Maybe it's a child character, or a really skinny one. There are three different controls for the proportions of your model, so worry not!

Start off with a pose model in a blank canvas. The one pictured here is the Well, Well pose. Now take a look at the bottom editing bar under your model's feet. The three icons on the right are the ones that we'll be focusing on for this section.

The first icon, the one that looks like two pictures of a person stacked on top of each other, is for quick editing. The middle icon let's us get a little bit more in depth, and the third icon is very in-depth! Lets take a look at the simple commands first. Click on the first icon and this screen will come up.

The slider on the right dictates the height of the model. Dragging the rectangle further down will make...