Inking lour Work

When done right, inking can bring out things on a page that the penciler never even thought of doing. Done poorly, inking can instantly ruin even the best pencil work. Fortunately, you can practice your inking as much as you want in Manga Studio, and you don't have to touch the roughs! That's because the inks are placed on a different layer than the roughs. (See the preceding section for the steps to create new layers.)

To use the pen, just click the Pen tool button on the Tools palette with your mouse or stylus. When you first start using this program, the pen defaults to its G Pen setting. This is a good all-around pen to start inking with, but it isn't the only one available to you. If you hold down on the Pen tool icon for a few seconds, a drop-dawn list appears with all of the other pen types available to use, as shown in Figure 3-7. Just scroll through the list and select the pen you'd like to use.

Figure 3-7:

Inking with the Pen tool is a breeze!

Figure 3-7:

Inking with the Pen tool is a breeze!

If you re the type that prefers to work with markers or Rapidograph-style pens, Manga Studio has that covered as well. If you click the Marker tool button on the Tools palette, you can use its set of markers to ink with. Once again, if you would like to see the selection of markers available to you, hold down on the Marker tool button for a couple of seconds. A drop-down list appears with the list of all the markers at your disposal, as shown in Figure 3-8. Select the marker you want to use and ink away!

Figure 3-8:

If working with markers is more your style, use the Marker tool.

Figure 3-8:

If working with markers is more your style, use the Marker tool.

In addition to the pens and markers that are set in the program, you can create your own pens to use. (Check out Chapter 14, where 1 discuss how to customize and create your own drawing tools.)

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