Manga Studio 5 Beginner’s Guide.

By: Rhodes, Richard
Publisher: Olton Birmingham : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (494 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781849697675Subject(s): Ireland -- Economic conditions.;IrelandGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Manga Studio 5 Beginner’s GuideDDC classification: 741.51 LOC classification: NC1764.5.J3 -- .R463 2014ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide -- Table of Contents -- Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide -- Credits -- About the Author -- About the Reviewers -- www.PacktPub.com -- Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more -- Why Subscribe? -- Free Access for Packt account holders -- Preface -- What this book covers -- What you need for this book -- Who this book is for -- Conventions -- Time for action - heading -- What just happened? -- Pop quiz - heading -- Have a go hero - heading -- Reader feedback -- Customer support -- Downloading the example files -- Downloading the color images of this book -- Errata -- Piracy -- Questions -- 1. Installing and Setting Up Manga Studio 5 -- Preparing for installation -- Computer requirements -- Monitor -- Tablets or input devices -- Workspace -- Installation of Manga Studio 5 -- Where are those files? -- Starting up Manga Studio for the first time -- Not your morning serial -- Palettes, toolbars, and documents -- The main Manga Studio 5 toolbar -- Palettes -- That new document template smell! -- Time for action - creating a new document dialog box -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - creating a new document Dialog Box -- From your hand into the computer -- The Wacom tablet control panel -- Manga Studio 5 Stylus settings -- From a blank document to a finished page -- Pop Quiz -- Summary -- 2. Messing Around with Manga Studio 5 -- The dreaded blank page -- Time for action - making our comic book page preset -- What just happened? -- Making our marks -- Time for action - sketching and the digital environment -- What just happened? -- The marking tools -- Inside a marking tool -- Creating our first custom pencil -- Creating our custom marking tool -- Time for action - duplicating an existing tool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - modifying the new Sketching Large pencil -- What just happened?.
Drawing with our new pencil tool -- Duplicating sub tools -- Differences between Revert and Register -- Time for action - duplicating a subtool for our second pencil -- What just happened? -- Creating a details pencil -- Time for action - making a detail pencil, our third pencil -- What just happened? -- What about the brush category settings? -- Making a custom sub group -- Making folders and saving files -- Testing out the pencils -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 3. Formatting Your Stories -- Story formats -- Comic strip -- Comic book -- Graphic novels -- Publishing -- Making the page presets -- The comic strip -- The double-decker comic strip -- The comic book and graphic novel -- Settings for the new document dialog box -- Tabs in the canvas area -- Modifying older page presets or the character sheet revisited -- Time for action - modifying an existing page preset -- What just happened? -- Using grids for display lettering -- Using text for the first time in Manga Studio -- Adding content to the material palette -- Time for action - making new materials -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - making new materials -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 4. Roughing It -- What are roughs? -- From script to panels -- Time for action - breaking down the page -- What just happened? -- Examining a page breakdown for the sample story -- Zoom in and Zoom out -- Making our page -- Life with layers -- Know your buttons -- Time for action - using layers -- What just happened? -- Layer properties -- Drawing our rough page -- Time for action - making our mark on the page -- What just happened? -- Using the layer color effect -- Time for making actions -- Time for action - making actions -- What just happened? -- Time for action - adding existing actions -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - adding existing actions -- Filling in the panel contents -- Refining the roughs.
Time for action - refining the line -- What just happened? -- The process so far -- Panels in Manga Studio -- Time for action - creating and setting up a frame folder layer -- What just happened? -- Using the cut frame border tool to make panels -- Time for action - cutting frames out of the frame folder layer -- What just happened? -- Setting up panels in separate folders -- Time for action - creating an action to create a frame folder layer -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - creating an action to create a frame folder layer -- Making panels separate frame folders -- Time for action - making new frame folders using the cut frame border tool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - bleeding out to the ends of the page -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 5. Putting Words in My Mouth -- The soundtrack of comics -- Got to get them all -- Font formats -- Comic lettering font conventions -- Categories of comic fonts -- Lettering in Manga Studio 5 -- Preparing our page for lettering -- Time for action - writing the script -- What just happened? -- The text tool -- Time for action - using the text tool -- What just happened? -- Text tool settings -- Font category -- Text category -- Settings of editing category -- Time for action - creating a text tool for dialogs and captions -- What just happened? -- Putting down text on the page -- Time for action - lettering our first page -- What just happened? -- Adding dialog balloons and caption boxes -- Time for action - making a custom dialog balloon subtool -- What just happened? -- Making dialog balloons on the page -- Time for action - ballooning our dialog -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - ballooning our dialog -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 6. Pencil Mechanics -- The hidden hand of comics -- Time for action - preparing our workspace -- What just happened? -- Making a basic detailing pencil.
Basic pencil settings -- Time for action - configuring the pencil size and pressure settings -- What just happened? -- Time for action - configuring ink and anti-aliasing settings -- What just happened? -- Establishing a look for the pencil tool -- Time for action - configuring brush shape categories and settings -- What just happened? -- Time for action - configuring correction, starting, and ending settings -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - the selection tools -- Making selections and working with them -- Resizing panel artwork and the selection launcher -- Time for action - adding a button to the selection launcher -- What just happened? -- Time for action - resizing a selection -- What just happened? -- Rulers and curves -- What good are rulers? -- Rulers in Manga Studio -- Creating an abstract design ruler -- Time for action - setting up our document and tools -- What just happened? -- Creating lines and curves for the design -- Time for action - drawing the straight lines -- What just happened? -- Types of curves in Manga Studio -- Time for action - making a curved ruler -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - making a curved ruler -- Snapping our pencils in a good way -- Time for action - snapping pencils to the rulers -- What just happened? -- Getting some perspective -- Time for action - creating a perspective ruler -- What just happened? -- Managing perspective and other rulers -- Interface tweaks to make penciling easier and faster -- Drawing with transparency and other digital benefits -- Time for action - drawing with transparency -- What just happened? -- Layering our pencils -- Unmasking masks -- Time for action - setting up our layer -- What just happened? -- Time for action - drawing on the mask -- What just happened? -- Time for action - applying the mask and merging layers -- What just happened?.
Using reference images -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 7. Ink Slingers -- The role of inking -- It's all about the lines -- Inking tools in Manga Studio -- Markers -- Time for action - making a technical pen subtool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - inking basic shapes with the technical pen -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero -- Pens -- Time for action - creating an inking brush with custom pressure settings -- What just happened? -- Time for action - pressure settings -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - pressure settings -- Brushes -- Time for action - using a Bit Husky brush for fine inking -- What just happened? -- Airbrushes -- Time for action - using the airbrush for shading -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero -- Decoration -- Making a Kirby Krackle tool -- Time for action - crafting a custom Kirby Krackle tool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - creating the brush tips -- What just happened? -- Time for action - adding the brush tips to the materials -- What just happened? -- Time for action - adding the brush tips to the brush -- What just happened? -- Inking our page -- Setting the tones -- What's so great about tones? -- Time for action - locating tones in the Material palette -- Time for action - preparing artwork for tones -- Time for action - inking pencils with tones in mind -- Time for action - applying tones to artwork -- Time for action - making our own tones -- What just happened? -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 8. Coloring the World -- Using the color theory for digital works -- Coloring in comics is a history -- Examining the color tools -- Color choosers -- Manga Studio's color wheel -- Time for action - using Manga Studio's color wheel -- What just happened? -- Time for action - shortcuts for switching main and subcolors -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero.
The approximate and intermediate color palettes.
Summary: Using a step-by-step approach, this book will lead you through the process of building up complex, multi-page comic/Manga art, along with industry insights along the way. "Manga Studio Beginner's Guide" is for beginners in comic creation. The more you know about how comics are made, the better you will be, but it's not essential to get the most out of this book. Even if you're a professional comic artist, this book will get you up to speed on using Manga Studio 5.
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Intro -- Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide -- Table of Contents -- Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide -- Credits -- About the Author -- About the Reviewers -- www.PacktPub.com -- Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more -- Why Subscribe? -- Free Access for Packt account holders -- Preface -- What this book covers -- What you need for this book -- Who this book is for -- Conventions -- Time for action - heading -- What just happened? -- Pop quiz - heading -- Have a go hero - heading -- Reader feedback -- Customer support -- Downloading the example files -- Downloading the color images of this book -- Errata -- Piracy -- Questions -- 1. Installing and Setting Up Manga Studio 5 -- Preparing for installation -- Computer requirements -- Monitor -- Tablets or input devices -- Workspace -- Installation of Manga Studio 5 -- Where are those files? -- Starting up Manga Studio for the first time -- Not your morning serial -- Palettes, toolbars, and documents -- The main Manga Studio 5 toolbar -- Palettes -- That new document template smell! -- Time for action - creating a new document dialog box -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - creating a new document Dialog Box -- From your hand into the computer -- The Wacom tablet control panel -- Manga Studio 5 Stylus settings -- From a blank document to a finished page -- Pop Quiz -- Summary -- 2. Messing Around with Manga Studio 5 -- The dreaded blank page -- Time for action - making our comic book page preset -- What just happened? -- Making our marks -- Time for action - sketching and the digital environment -- What just happened? -- The marking tools -- Inside a marking tool -- Creating our first custom pencil -- Creating our custom marking tool -- Time for action - duplicating an existing tool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - modifying the new Sketching Large pencil -- What just happened?.

Drawing with our new pencil tool -- Duplicating sub tools -- Differences between Revert and Register -- Time for action - duplicating a subtool for our second pencil -- What just happened? -- Creating a details pencil -- Time for action - making a detail pencil, our third pencil -- What just happened? -- What about the brush category settings? -- Making a custom sub group -- Making folders and saving files -- Testing out the pencils -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 3. Formatting Your Stories -- Story formats -- Comic strip -- Comic book -- Graphic novels -- Publishing -- Making the page presets -- The comic strip -- The double-decker comic strip -- The comic book and graphic novel -- Settings for the new document dialog box -- Tabs in the canvas area -- Modifying older page presets or the character sheet revisited -- Time for action - modifying an existing page preset -- What just happened? -- Using grids for display lettering -- Using text for the first time in Manga Studio -- Adding content to the material palette -- Time for action - making new materials -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - making new materials -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 4. Roughing It -- What are roughs? -- From script to panels -- Time for action - breaking down the page -- What just happened? -- Examining a page breakdown for the sample story -- Zoom in and Zoom out -- Making our page -- Life with layers -- Know your buttons -- Time for action - using layers -- What just happened? -- Layer properties -- Drawing our rough page -- Time for action - making our mark on the page -- What just happened? -- Using the layer color effect -- Time for making actions -- Time for action - making actions -- What just happened? -- Time for action - adding existing actions -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - adding existing actions -- Filling in the panel contents -- Refining the roughs.

Time for action - refining the line -- What just happened? -- The process so far -- Panels in Manga Studio -- Time for action - creating and setting up a frame folder layer -- What just happened? -- Using the cut frame border tool to make panels -- Time for action - cutting frames out of the frame folder layer -- What just happened? -- Setting up panels in separate folders -- Time for action - creating an action to create a frame folder layer -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - creating an action to create a frame folder layer -- Making panels separate frame folders -- Time for action - making new frame folders using the cut frame border tool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - bleeding out to the ends of the page -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 5. Putting Words in My Mouth -- The soundtrack of comics -- Got to get them all -- Font formats -- Comic lettering font conventions -- Categories of comic fonts -- Lettering in Manga Studio 5 -- Preparing our page for lettering -- Time for action - writing the script -- What just happened? -- The text tool -- Time for action - using the text tool -- What just happened? -- Text tool settings -- Font category -- Text category -- Settings of editing category -- Time for action - creating a text tool for dialogs and captions -- What just happened? -- Putting down text on the page -- Time for action - lettering our first page -- What just happened? -- Adding dialog balloons and caption boxes -- Time for action - making a custom dialog balloon subtool -- What just happened? -- Making dialog balloons on the page -- Time for action - ballooning our dialog -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - ballooning our dialog -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 6. Pencil Mechanics -- The hidden hand of comics -- Time for action - preparing our workspace -- What just happened? -- Making a basic detailing pencil.

Basic pencil settings -- Time for action - configuring the pencil size and pressure settings -- What just happened? -- Time for action - configuring ink and anti-aliasing settings -- What just happened? -- Establishing a look for the pencil tool -- Time for action - configuring brush shape categories and settings -- What just happened? -- Time for action - configuring correction, starting, and ending settings -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - the selection tools -- Making selections and working with them -- Resizing panel artwork and the selection launcher -- Time for action - adding a button to the selection launcher -- What just happened? -- Time for action - resizing a selection -- What just happened? -- Rulers and curves -- What good are rulers? -- Rulers in Manga Studio -- Creating an abstract design ruler -- Time for action - setting up our document and tools -- What just happened? -- Creating lines and curves for the design -- Time for action - drawing the straight lines -- What just happened? -- Types of curves in Manga Studio -- Time for action - making a curved ruler -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - making a curved ruler -- Snapping our pencils in a good way -- Time for action - snapping pencils to the rulers -- What just happened? -- Getting some perspective -- Time for action - creating a perspective ruler -- What just happened? -- Managing perspective and other rulers -- Interface tweaks to make penciling easier and faster -- Drawing with transparency and other digital benefits -- Time for action - drawing with transparency -- What just happened? -- Layering our pencils -- Unmasking masks -- Time for action - setting up our layer -- What just happened? -- Time for action - drawing on the mask -- What just happened? -- Time for action - applying the mask and merging layers -- What just happened?.

Using reference images -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 7. Ink Slingers -- The role of inking -- It's all about the lines -- Inking tools in Manga Studio -- Markers -- Time for action - making a technical pen subtool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - inking basic shapes with the technical pen -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero -- Pens -- Time for action - creating an inking brush with custom pressure settings -- What just happened? -- Time for action - pressure settings -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero - pressure settings -- Brushes -- Time for action - using a Bit Husky brush for fine inking -- What just happened? -- Airbrushes -- Time for action - using the airbrush for shading -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero -- Decoration -- Making a Kirby Krackle tool -- Time for action - crafting a custom Kirby Krackle tool -- What just happened? -- Time for action - creating the brush tips -- What just happened? -- Time for action - adding the brush tips to the materials -- What just happened? -- Time for action - adding the brush tips to the brush -- What just happened? -- Inking our page -- Setting the tones -- What's so great about tones? -- Time for action - locating tones in the Material palette -- Time for action - preparing artwork for tones -- Time for action - inking pencils with tones in mind -- Time for action - applying tones to artwork -- Time for action - making our own tones -- What just happened? -- Pop quiz -- Summary -- 8. Coloring the World -- Using the color theory for digital works -- Coloring in comics is a history -- Examining the color tools -- Color choosers -- Manga Studio's color wheel -- Time for action - using Manga Studio's color wheel -- What just happened? -- Time for action - shortcuts for switching main and subcolors -- What just happened? -- Have a go hero.

The approximate and intermediate color palettes.

Using a step-by-step approach, this book will lead you through the process of building up complex, multi-page comic/Manga art, along with industry insights along the way. "Manga Studio Beginner's Guide" is for beginners in comic creation. The more you know about how comics are made, the better you will be, but it's not essential to get the most out of this book. Even if you're a professional comic artist, this book will get you up to speed on using Manga Studio 5.

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