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Mastering Manga Studio 5

Mastering
Liz Staley

An extensive, fun, and practical guide to streamlining your comic-making workflow using Manga Studio 5
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849697682
Paperback298 pages

About This Book

  • Make Manga Studio 5 your own personalized software by creating your own workspace, tools, page layouts, and materials
  • Explore using 3D models, actions, ruler tools, and creating projects to save you time
  • Full of examples, illustrations, and tips with a lighthearted and fun style to make comic creation fun and easy

Who This Book Is For

This book is for those who already have some Manga Studio and graphics program experience. It is not a beginner's guide, but if you are a novice Manga Studio 5 user it will help you to master the time-saving features of the software.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with the Story Features
Creating a new file
Creating and saving a custom page template
Navigating and rearranging pages
The Story management menu
Summary
Chapter 2: The Right Tools for the Job
The benefits of using custom tools
Making a custom pencil tool
Making a custom inking pen
Paint away with a custom paintbrush
Make a custom text tool
The custom sub tool options explained
Importing and exporting your tools
Summary
Chapter 3: Palettes of a Different Color
Using the preset palettes
Summary
Chapter 4: Setting up Your Space
Moving things around
Customizing the Command Bar
Left- and right-handed setups
Making a coloring workspace
Switching and managing workspaces
Summary
Chapter 5: Living in a Material World
Navigating and searching your materials
Editing materials
Creating custom material
Making plaids
Finishing an image with materials
Summary
Chapter 6: It's Only a (3D) Model
Inserting and positioning models in your canvas
Using the character models
Striking a pose
Altering proportions
Importing models
Summary
Chapter 7: Ready! Set! Action!
Using existing actions
Creating custom actions
Easy cel-shading coloring with auto actions
Making line art from a photo
A few last thoughts on actions
Summary
Chapter 8: Rulers and Speech Balloons
Rulers
Text and word balloons
Summary
Chapter 9: Putting It All Together! Drawing and Inking
Creating our file
Drawing
Using 3D elements for sketching
Inking
Summary
Chapter 10: Finishing Touches
Screentones
Coloring – the comic book style
Special effects
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Set up and save custom page templates to use in your comics
  • Learn how to use the story editor features efficiently
  • Create custom workspaces for drawing, coloring, and more
  • Make custom sets of colors and use them to speed up your coloring process
  • Search, use, navigate, edit, and make materials
  • Learn how to insert, pose, and edit 3D models
  • Automate actions for redundant processes
  • Integrate everything learned to create a finished, colored comic page

In Detail

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.

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