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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

Creating our file

First of all we'll need to obviously create our file. We're going to use the standard newspaper style comic strip template that we created back in Chapter 1, Getting Familiar with the Story Features. Just in case you don't remember, or didn't save the dimensions, here they are again:

Under the Multiple pages option, be sure to select 4 for your Number of pages. We don't need to do a two-page spread so that box can be left unchecked. Since I'm an English speaker, I'll be putting the binding on the left and the Start page on the right. The Reference button allows you to navigate to a folder to store your file. Be sure to also enter a name in the Management folder textbox before clicking on OK. Manga Studio needs to know where you'd like the page files to be saved, after all!

Double-click on Page 1 to open the canvas.

Using materials to lay out frames

On the first strip we're going to manually lay out our frames, and then we're going to save the layout as a Material and apply...