Converting a selection to a panel layer

The easiest way to create a panel layer is to simply use your selection tool (Lasso or Polyline), create a selection on the page (I explain how to create selections in Chapter 9), and convert it into a panel layer. You can create any size or shape selection, and Manga Studio converts the rectangular size around the selection into a new panel layer.

To create a panel layer from a selection, follow these steps:

1. From the Tools palette, select either the Marquee (rectangle, circle, or polygon) or Lasso (freeform or polyline) tool.

2. Create your selection on the page (see Figure 7-1 for an example) with the selection tool of your choice.

3. From the main menu, choose Selection1 ¡ Convert Selection to Panel Layer.

Manga Studio converts the selection into a panel layer. If the selection is a nonrectangular shape, Manga Studio boxes the selection into a rectangle and creates the panel layer from that rectangular area, as shown in Figure 7-2.

Figure 7-1:

Make a selection to change into a panel layer.

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Figure 7-2; The polyline selection, converted into a panel layer.

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Figure 7-2; The polyline selection, converted into a panel layer.

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That's all! It's an effectively simple way to create your panel layers wherever you'd like. The only drawback is that you don't get control over either the panel layer resolution or expression mode for preview. (See the sidebar "Previewing your panel layer" for more about the preview mode.)

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