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Mastering Manga Studio 5

By : Liz Staley
Book Image

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

A few last thoughts on actions

There are three other small things that we should cover about actions, and then we can get on to the fun part of the book: combining everything that we've learned into one big, crazy project! So stick with me for another few minutes on this subject and then we'll get down to more of drawing and creating.

Playing part of an action

There are two ways to play only parts of an action. The first way is to open the action so that the steps are visible and then check or uncheck the boxes to the left of the step names to turn them on or off. Say that we only wanted to make the Shadows layer in our cel-shading action. We could open the action and uncheck each step beyond when the layer name for the shadow layer is changed. Then only the steps that are checked will be played as shown in the following screenshot:

If we wanted to play only the steps from the middle of the action onward, we could leave everything turned to on (checked), but select the second Hue, saturation...