Mastering Manga Studio 5
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
An extensive, fun, and practical guide to streamlining your comic-making workflow using Manga Studio 5
- 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
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.
What you will learn from this book
- 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
"Mastering Manga Studio 5" will follow an explanatory, work through manual approach. The main features of Manga will be presented in each section along with exciting tips, vital techniques and impressive workflows.
Who this book is written 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.
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