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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 existing actions

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of making our own actions, let's take a look at the ones that have already been included with Manga Studio so that you get a feel for how they work. To get started, pull up your Actions palette by navigating to Window | Auto action. You will see a screen as shown in the following screenshot:

The first two actions create new layers. Let's use the first one to make a layer to sketch on. Highlight the Create draft layer action in the Auto action palette. At the bottom of the palette, click on the triangle icon. This plays the steps of the selected action.

When we click on the this icon, the action automatically completes itself. If you have your Layers palette open you will see a layer named draft now in it as shown in the following screenshot. We can do sketching on this layer and it won't be visible when we export to file formats such as JPG.

If you want to see exactly what Manga Studio did when we clicked on the Play icon, click on...