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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


Okay, now we have our frames set up and our text finished. Time to move on to drawing! First, we'll need to set up our layers for sketching so that we're ready to go on each page.

Using actions to set up sketching layers

If there's one thing I always end up doing over and over again on my digital art, it's setting up at least two layers for sketching. One I use for a rough sketch and a layout. The other is for a more refined sketch. Since I know how I work and that I'll always have at least these two layers, why not make an action to set them up for me to save some time?

Open the Auto action palette, either by clicking on it or going to Window | Auto action to pull it up. Click on the menu in the top left of the palette and select Add auto action. Name it Layer Prep and hit Enter.

When you make your pages, each one should have a layer named Layer 1 Make sure that this layer is highlighted in the Layer palette before clicking on the Record icon in the Auto action palette.

Click on the...