Join Doug Hills for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Manga Studio Essential Training.
- I'd like to take a moment to explain what you should know before we start learning Manga Studio's Essentials. The first thing I want to do, is clarify something so that we are all on the same page. Now, some of you out there maybe using Manga Studio 5, or Manga Studio 5 EX. Others may be using Clip Studio Paint, or Clip Studio EX. At it's core, these are all the same program. Manga Studio is the name used for physical purchases, while Clip Studio is the name used for downloadable versions. Additionally, the EX versions contain sever features and functions that are not available on the regular version.
It's probably a bit confusing, and trust me, the reasoning behind it doesn't make things any less confusing, but rest assured, they are the same program. For the purposes of this course, I'll be using the term Manga Studio, and I will be covering only the core elements that are common among all versions of the program, so I'll be using Manga Studio 5. With that said, I'm going to assume that you've already installed and registered your copy of the program, and that you are working with it's default settings. I'm working on a freshly installed copy of Manga Studio, so if you have made any adjustments to your copy, keep in mind that what I explain, may not match with what your screen looks like.
And because I want to focus on the essentials of Manga Studio, I won't be covering everything in this course. If I don't talk about a certain tool, or a Main Menu function, it's because that while it may be nice to know about it, you don't need to know about it at this stage. And finally, while I may do some basic explaining here and there, I'm going to assume that you have a general understanding of how to draw figures and environments.
- Creating a new comic page in Manga Studio
- Adding and adjusting layers
- Penciling roughs
- Using the Direct Draw tool
- Using rulers
- Inking pages
- Coloring pages
- Adding effects
- Drawing vector artwork
- Creating stories
- Customizing Manga Studio