Manga Studio For Dummies

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Overview

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. ...

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Overview

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!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470129869
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 246,309
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Hills has been drawing ever since high school. Originally influenced by the superhero comics of the early- to mid-1990s, his style has adapted towards his other favorite genre: manga. Learning and studying techniques from both the East and West, he’s constantly striving to create a style that can truly be called his own.
In recent years, he has taken that love and desire for comics onto the Internet with two webcomics: Place Name Here and Chibi Cheerleaders From Outer Space, which he works on with his wife, Stacey. His webcomic work led him to Ten Ton Studios, where he worked on a story for their book, Anthologica, and eventually became a member of the group.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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  • Posted October 1, 2009

    What more could you ask for?

    MS4D is without a doubt, the best source for guidance and information concerning Manga Studio. Doug does an excellent job to explaining manga studio's many functions and words it in such a way that you won't feel overwhelmed. This book as seriously increased my competence with the program, and I still go to it for help and reference when I get stuck. The best thing about this book is that even though the book was made for MS3, almost all the information inside works for MS 4 as well!

    If you have Manga Studio or are thinking of picking up a copy, be sure to get a copy of this book as well. You won't regret it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 12, 2014

    Hi

    I dont know qhat the book says but im going to be that idiot who didnt buy it and tell other people to buy it

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