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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

Creating custom actions

In order to understand how to create our own actions, we must talk about three things: An Action Set is a category of actions. An action is a series of steps. A Step is a process within an action, such as creating a layer, expanding a selection, or adjusting a combine mode or color value. We'll talk about Action Sets first, then we'll talk about making an action and recording steps in the next section.

Action sets

Remember back in Chapter 3, Palettes of a Different Color, when we discussed making custom color sets? Action sets are pretty much the same thing—a folder storing different actions. You could make an action set for each project that you're working on, or just make one set named Custom where you store the ones that are unique to the way that you work. Or maybe you want to divide them out into Print and Web actions, with different steps for resizing images for display on the Internet or for publication.

For the time being, let's make a set just to store the custom...