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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

Chapter 7. Ready! Set! Action!

It's time to talk about Action! And I don't mean drawing fight scenes in your comics. I mean Auto actions, which are some of the best things you could ever learn how to use if you want to really streamline your processes and save some time doing repetitive functions.

So what is an Auto action? It's a saved set of steps that Manga Studio can play back, with the click of the mouse or the press of a keyboard key. Auto actions can do any number of things, from setting up files with layers, to changing the resolution of pages, and saving them for the Web. Have you ever had to open up a bunch of images and resize all of them, one at a time, going through the steps manually? Auto actions take away the monotonous part and play back the steps that have been recorded in them instantly.

Here's what we'll talk about in this chapter:

  • Using actions

  • Action sets

  • Recording custom actions

  • Playing part of an action

  • Keyboard shortcut assignments for commonly used actions

  • Importing and...