Working with Selections and Selection Layers

Using the Marquee, lasso, and Magic Wand tools to create basic selections Filling in, outlining, and deleting items within a selection Creating and editing selection layer selections Using Quick Select and Quick Mask functions In Manga Studio EX Mi you're new to the world of digital art programs, you might be a bit con-m, fused when 1 mention the term selection tools. However, ask a veteran digital artist about the term, and you'll find out just how important some would even say vital selection...

Changing the drawing tools cursor

If you aren't happy with the default cursors for your drawing tools, don't use them Manga Studio provides several different cursors that you can use in place of what the Pen, Pencil, Marker, Eraser, Airbrush, and Pattern Brush tools offer initially. Follow these steps to change the cursors 1. Choose File Preferences in the Preferences dialog box, click the to expand the Page tree on the left and select Cursor as shown in Figure 14-3 . 2. From the Tool drop-down list, select the drawing tool you...

Whoops The Eraser tool

I'd love to meet the artist who can do his or her work without the need for an eraser, because I could certainly learn a thing or two from this superhuman. For the rest us, Manga Studio provides a wide variety of erasers. You access the Eraser tool in two ways Ic On the Tools palette, select the Eraser tool, K On the keyboard, press E. When you choose the Eraser tool, the mouse cursor changes to a small eraser icon when you hover it over the page. Then, just like the pencil tool, you just need...

Scanning in our Line

Some artists like to get their hands dirty with a good dip pen, India ink, and correction fluid and would rather just scan inked line art into Manga Studio for touch-ups and screentoning. 1 cover the scanning process in more detail in Chapter 5, but here's a quick run-through and a few suggestions for scanning your inked art preparing your new ink layer 1, If you haven't already set up your scanner in Manga Studio, choose File1 Import1 Select TWAIN Device and select your scanner in the Select...

Adjusting the brush settings

The default brushes work just fine as is. But there's the possibility that they don't feel right to you. Maybe you'd like to increase the pressure sensitivity of the Thin Pencil tool or remove the tapering from the brush Pen tool Well, there's nothing stopping you from customizing these tools to better suit your style of working. After all, you're going to be using them to create your next great masterpiece, so why not make them comfortable to use The good news is that it's quite easy to adjust...

Is Shading In Manga Done By Pencil Or

Truth be told, there's nothing stopping you from using your tight pencil line art in place of inks. Some artists actually prefer using pencils, as they create a softer shade over the solid black of inks. A great example of a comic done with just pencils is Fred Gallagher's uber-popular webcomic, MegaTokyo www. mega tokyo. com . If you look through some of the pages of my own webcomic cheap plug warning , Chibi Cheerleaders From Outer Space www. chibi cheerleaders. com , you'll also see many...

Installing Computones

The installation process for Computones works pretty much the same as when you first installed Manga Studio 1. Place the third Manga Studio EX installation disc into your CD-ROM drive. This step will vary, depending on how you purchased Manga Studio EX by CD or download or if you are installing one of the third-party Computones sets. For the download version of EX on Windows, open the ma in setup file and click the link that says Install Computones when prompted. For the download version of EX...

Advanced Tips and Tricks

Manga Studio Tip

Tm going to assume that most oi you - but not all oi you - understand, that this session on 'masking has to do viith Manga Studio. f you've already looked through the first three parts of this book, you have a pretty good grasp of what you can do with Manga Studio. Or do you This part is all about the more advanced tips, tricks, and functions in Manga Studio, with a heavy emphasis on the EX version of the program. Chapter 14 covers advanced features of both Manga Studio Debut and EX, while...

Adjusting the image size

When you import an image, it sometimes appears much larger or smaller than you expected. (Refer to Figure 5-2.) If your imported image is too large or too small, you can correct the problem by following these steps 1. Import your Image (see the Importing an image file scction), and when you arrive at the Import images dialog box, click the Move and Transform tab, shown In Figure 5-6. Figure 5-6 The Move and Transform tab. Mee firi Tranrtr rn a ngi .jrei > t t* Proc imgT> p i. le v Scata Rel...

Understanding the Essentials of Comic Creation

Drawing Fight Scenes Comics

While the following subsections can apply to Manga Studio, they cover the art of manga and comic creation in a more general and abbreviated sense. I guess you could call this section Sequential Art 101. Over the course of the book, I throw around a lot of comic terminology. Some terms you may be familiar with, others may be new. I even try to throw in a few terms that I think you should be familiar with in general, as you're going to encounter them as you go along on your artistic career. And...

HouJ Manga Studio Differs from Other Drawing Programs

Manga Studio Pencils

In many ways, Manga Studio is similar to other drawing programs available, such as Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter. Each of these programs is good in its own right, but because Manga Studio is first and foremost a comic creation program, it has a few functions that set it apart from other drawing programs and that help make your life as a digital artist easier. The one critique I have about the program is that its name was changed from the original Japanese name of Comic Studio to Manga Studio...

Creating Your First Manga Page A Quick Start Guide

P Creating a new page Using the Pencil tool to create the roughs Using the Pen tool to ink the page Adding tones to the drawing Saving and reopening the new page Exporting the page to a file Printing the page M MJhile the rest of this book is devoted to a detailed look at the ins and ww outs of Manga Studio, sometimes a person just wants to know the absolute basic things needed to create a comic from start to finish. Ask and ye shall receive this chapter is just for you. This chapter is all...

Inserting Vanishing points

Figures Vanishing Point

For those unfamiliar with the concept of perspective lines, the short definition is it's a means to create three-dimensional objects easily and accurately. I could go into great detail about the various types of perspective lines you can create, but you can find many wonderful books on drawing that explain the technique far better than I can in this book. Be sure to check out Chapter 16 for one of my personal favorite books on drawing comics. If you've done work with perspective lines before,...