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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

Using 3D elements for sketching

In Panel 3 of Page 3 on the Steven Strange comic that we're working on, Martha the receptionist is handing Steven a Visitor's Badge from across her desk. Let's use a 3D model to make sure that we get this pose and the hand positioning correct.

First, we'll need to make sure that we're on Page 3 of our story file. Go to the Story tab and double-click on Page 3 if it's not already opened. Zoom in a bit so that the third panel is in focus on your screen. Then let's open the Materials palette and take a look in the 3D | Pose folder to see if there's anything that looks close enough to the pose we want for us to use it.

Or, to speed up the process of finding the right pose, let's select a keyword to narrow down the choices. Martha's sitting down, and underneath the option for us to type a keyword in the right side of the Materials palette is a list of tags that Manga Studio uses. Scroll down and click on the Sit_down tag to highlight it and the results will be restricted...