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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


A ruler is a great thing to have. And in digital art it's really great, especially if you have a traditional tablet where you aren't looking at the screen in order to draw. Manga Studio comes with lots of ruler options, one of which we've already explored back in the section about word balloons.

The second page of the little script that we're working on here has a few shots that require drawing backgrounds. For this purpose, using a perspective ruler will make our job infinitely easier.

For the first panel of page two, where Steven Strange is coming into the police station, we'll add a one point perspective ruler to assist us in getting the lines just right. Go to Layer | Ruler | Create perspective ruler. Then, in the dialog box that comes up, select the 1 point perspective and click on the OK button. Leave the Create new layer checkbox selected and the ruler will be created on its own layer instead of on our sketch layer. Refer to the following screenshot:

Alright, now we have three...