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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

Easy cel-shading coloring with auto actions

To make this action, you'll need an image that you want to color, of course! Filling in the base colors on your image will make it easier to see what this setup is doing because it involves making two tonal adjustment layers and then drawing on the layer masks to reveal and hide parts of the tone correction for the shading. You can put all the base colors on one layer together.


Make sure to fill in areas that are white if using this coloring method. I like a very light gray for the base color on white areas so that white highlights will show up on it.

I'll be using this cute cartoon corgi dog that I drew to show you this action. Looking in the Layers palette, you can see that I have an Ink layer, and one layer with all my base colors on it. The white marks on the dog are a very light gray (Hue 0, Saturation 0, Value 96).

The first thing we need to do is add our new Action. Click on the menu on the top left of the Auto action palette and select...