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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

Text and word balloons

So now that I've shown you how to use a concentric circle ruler to make word balloons, what about the other text and word balloon functions of Manga Studio 5?

Depending on how you like to work, text and word balloons might be the first or last thing that you do. For me, it's the first. I like having the text figured out already so that I know how much space there is for art, and if I have to make any edits or shorten lines.

My scripts are usually simple. They can look just like this:

Page One

Panel One: Outside, city.

Narration: When you're going up against the strange, it helps to be a little strange.

Panel Two: Outside, city.

Narration: Hi. I'm Steven Strange.

Panel Three: Outside, police station.

Narration: Welcome to Bransonville. Summer, 2013. During the worst heat wave in recorded history.

Page Two

Panel One: Silhouette against the open police station door.

Narration: Bransonville is a supernatural hub. Even in the dead of summer.

Panel Two: Close on Steven, wearing...