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Manga Studio® for Dummies® by Doug Hills

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Chapter 14. General Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts

In This Chapter

  • Tweaking the program preferences

  • Adjusting the Drawing tool's advanced settings

  • Creating your own custom brushes

  • Removing tones with drawing tools

  • Creating custom tone patterns

  • Coloring your work

  • Using the focus line, speed line, and vanishing point filters

If you're reading this chapter, odds are you've either worked through all the basics covered earlier this book and you're looking to see what else you can do with Manga Studio. If that's the case, you're gong to be pleased, as I really only scratched the surface of what you can do with the program in Chapters 113.

For users of both Manga Studio Debut and EX, this is a good chapter to start learning some of the more advanced functions and tricks of the program, as it covers everything that both programs can do. Granted, EX users have even more functions to learn than Debut, and I cover those in the next chapter. But, everyone has to start somewhere.

System Preferences Tips

Here's some good news for those that like to tweak program settings: You aren't married to the default system preferences of Manga Studio. You can adjust parts of the program to best suit your needs. These can range from changing the computer's memory allocation to the system to changing the color of your rulers. All of this is located in the Preferences dialog box, accessible from the main menu by choosing File

It would take way too many pages to cover every single option in the Preferences dialog box, so ...

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