Manga Studio Debut: Using Selection Layers like Quick Mask Mode
Hi everyone! I noticed that the number one hit on my blog was a post where I give an overview of my Manga Studio process (link below), so I thought I should do some Manga Studio tutorial videos, since I seem to recall, when I was starting out with Manga Studio, it was hard to find info on the web. This isn’t a series, so much as its a bunch of tips and tricks for Manga Studio, as I get the urge to do a video about them – -
Anyhow, this particular one is about a trick to (kinda sorta) get quick masks (aka quick mask mode) in Manga Studio Debut. That’s right I said “quick mask” and “Manga Studio Debut” in the same sentence. You might have been lead to believe that quick mask is only available for Manga Studio EX, and that’s half true, but I’ve got a work around for you that will give you more or less the same functionality in Debut.
So sit back, and check it out – and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them, or contact me privately, or on social media… whatever floats your boat. ALSO: if you have any particular questions or topics for Manga Studio you’d like to see me cover, let me know, and if I feel qualified to make a video about it… I will!
Hey all! Here’s another Illustration Friday piece. This weeks topic was “shades.” I felt it was a great opportunity to draw this funny beatnik guy that has taken over my sketchbook for the last week. Not only is he wearing “shades” but I also tried out some new (to me) Adobe Illustrator shading techniques. Which, I think that those turned out pretty well, too.
This is a bit of a departure for me, style wise, but that’s part of what I’m trying to do with these Illustration Friday exercises. This piece was done totally in Adobe Illustrator from start to finish (minus the formatting for this website, of course!)
If you’re curious about the process/creation of this piece, check out the time lapse video I did right below:
Thanks for checking out my artwork. If you have any questions feel free to comment, email, or reach out to me on social media. I’d be happy to answer any and all! Or if you just want to leave a comment, I’d love that too!
Hey all. I needed to do a header piece for my website. The valentines art was getting a little tired, so I thought I would do a St. Patrick’s day piece. Anyhow, I turned on the time lapse capture software to catch the whole process this time. Hope you diggit.
Roughs and line art were done in Manga Studio, coloring was done in Photoshop. If you ever have any questions about my process, feel free to shoot me a message or make a comment. I’d bee happy to answer.
Hey all, just a quicky here. I decided to turn on my time lapse screen capture software while I was doing the second half of my Illustration Friday piece this week. So what you see here is mostly the coloring done in Photoshop. I did throw in a quick look at my layers in Manga Studio before I exported it, and then also some of my rough sketches.
Anyhow, this was a just for fun kind of deal, I hope you enjoy watching it.
Comic Book Lettering in Adobe Illustrator Part 3: Using the Pathfinder for Complex Word Balloon Shapes
Here’s another video about lettering comics in Adobe Illustrator. This time around we’re taking a look at using the pathfinder tool (specifically the add to shape area tool) to create complex balloon shapes. And when I say “complex balloon shapes” what I really mean is, a balloon shape that is more than just a single balloon and a tail. You can take the technique I used here to make all manner of word balloons. It’s really just a method for joining shapes. Let your creativity dictate how far you take it!
You don’t need to see earlier videos in this series to understand this one, I think, but it probably wouldn’t do you any harm to watch them. In particular, I assume you know a lot of the concepts from Part 1 for all the subsequent videos in this series.
Thanks for watching! Feel free to contact me or comment if you have any questions, or if you have a request for a video topic. I’d love to hear from you.
The word balloon shape in this video can be downloaded here for your own use (right click and “save as”).
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