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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

Making line art from a photo

The next action that we're going to learn how to make, is one that will take a photo and give you this effect from it. The photo is shown in the following screenshot:

This mimics a filter that was in Manga Studio 4 called 2DLT, that created linework from a photograph. You can get the same effect in Manga Studio 5, and with actions you can set it up once and then apply it to any photograph that you wish.

Start off with a single-layered image, such as a photograph from your digital camera. Add a new auto action to your Auto action palette, and name it Line Drawing. Go ahead and hit the Record icon.

Our first step is to duplicate our image layer. Right-click on the image in the Layers palette and select Duplicate Layer. Or go to Layer | Duplicate Layer at the top of your program window.

Your new layer will be on top of the original one. With this layer selected, change the blending mode from Normal to Glow Dodge.

Next up, go to Edit | Tonal Correction | Invert Gradation...