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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

Appendix A. Recommended Reading

I have decided to include here a list of books that I've found very helpful over the years as an artist and writer. This is by no means a definitive list of helpful books on the subjects, but they are ones that I have read and enjoyed. They include:

  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards

  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Julia Cameron

  • Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels, Scott McCloud

  • How to Make Webcomics, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, Scott Kurtz, and Kris Straub

  • How to Draw Noir Comics: The art and technique of visual storytelling, Shawn Martinbrough

  • Dynamic Figure Drawing, Burne Hogarth

  • Dynamic Light and Shade, Burne Hogarth

  • Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery, Burne Hogarth

  • Drawing Dynamic Hands, Burne Hogarth

  • Anatomy and Drawing, Victor Perard

  • How to Draw Manga: Illustrating Battles, Hikaru Hayashi

  • Vanishing Point: Perspective for Comics from the Ground Up, Jason Cheeseman-Meyer

  • The Comic Artist's Photo Reference Collections, Buddy Scalera

  • The DC Comic's Guide to Writing Comics, Dennis O'Neil

  • Alan Moore's Writing for Comics, Alan Moore

  • Invisible Ink: A practical guide to building stories that resonate, Brian McDonald

  • Save the Cat! The last book on screenwriting you'll ever need, Blake Snyder