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Manga Studio For Dummies

Doug Hills

ISBN: 978-0-470-12986-9 January 2008 384 Pages


Love Manga? The newest features of Manga Studio help you bring your ideas to life! The tools available in the latest version of this powerful program make it easy to turn your computer into your drawing board, and Manga Studio For Dummies makes it easy to get started.

Discover how to use Manga Studio to begin creating comics in manga or Western styles, add color to your creations, and share them with your adoring public. It’s a breeze once you know your way around the program. Manga may have begun in Japan, but Manga Studio For Dummies is written in plain English, and shows you how to:

  • Build and use page templates
  • Rough in your comic with penciling techniques
  • Work 100% digital, or use a combination of digital and traditional tools if you prefer
  • Work with layers, rulers, and panels
  • Add speech bubbles and sound effects text
  • Ink your work and add tones
  • Prepare your creations for print or distribution on the Web

Written by a working digital artist, Manga Studio For Dummies covers both Manga Studio Debut and EX versions. As an added bonus, it even gives you a peek into the world of manga and comics in general. With the help of Manga Studio For Dummies, you just might find yourself among the comic artists whose work populates the Web and gathers thousands of fans!

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Part I: Welcome to Manga Studio!

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Manga Studio.

Chapter 2: Help for the Beginning (Manga Studio) Artist.

Chapter 3: Creating Your First Manga Page: A Quick-Start Guide.

Part II: Roughing It.

Chapter 4: Your New Page Awaits.

Chapter 5: Importing and Penciling Your Rough Draft.

Chapter 6: Layers, Layers, Layers!

Chapter 7: Panel Layers and Rulers.

Chapter 8: You Can’t Draw a Straight Line without a (Virtual) Ruler.

Chapter 9: Working with Selections and Selection Layers.

Part III: Refining and Exporting Your Work.

Chapter 10: Inking Your Work.

Chapter 11: Tone It Up!

Chapter 12: Words Speak Louder than Actions: Adding Text to a Page.

Chapter 13: Printing and Exporting.

Part IV: Advanced Tips and Tricks.

Chapter 14: General Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts.

Chapter 15: Manga Studio EX Only!

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Books and Web Sites to Check Out.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Improve Your Manga Studio Experience.

Appendix: About the CD.