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Manga Studio® for Dummies® by Doug Hills

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Chapter 13. Printing and Exporting

In This Chapter

  • Printing a page on your home printer

  • Exporting an image by physical and pixel size

  • Breaking down the color and tone settings

  • Breaking down the optimal settings for print, Web, and professional printers

You've planned out your story, roughed it out, inked it, added tones and effects, and placed in your dialogue. The hard part's done — now all you need to do is show your comic to the masses.

Manga Studio gives you two options to share your work:

  • Print the pages on your desktop printer.

  • Export your pages to an external file.

    You can then post the exported file on the Web or send it to a professional printing company.

Whichever option you choose really depends on what you plan on doing with your freshly-created work.

I'm sure you're probably wondering why printing and exporting merits an entire chapter. Well, the process of printing and exporting your work is a bit more involved than simply clicking the Print or Save buttons, but I think that's a good thing. What if you want only the roughs printed? Or what if you want to export the line art, but leave out the tones? Or what if you want the print guide printed along with your image? Manga Studio gives you flexibility that not many other programs give (if at all) regarding what exactly you want to be visible in the final product.

Admittedly, that amount of flexibility can be pretty intimidating at first glance. Then again, you may have initially thought the same thing about the rest of the program, ...

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