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Manga Studio® for Dummies® by Doug Hills

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Chapter 17. Ten Ways to Improve Your Manga Studio Experience

In This Chapter

  • Improving your productivity through comfortable surroundings

  • Purchasing the right equipment for you

  • Reducing repetitive stress injuries by properly setting up your workspace

  • Making sure to take breaks

  • Saving time by taking advantage of Manga Studio tools

  • Avoiding overburdening your system

  • Saving your work ...repeatedly

  • Alleviating artist's block by drawing in a different medium

  • Having fun with your work

The title of this chapter is probably a bit misleading, as only three of the tips actually involve Manga Studio itself. The rest of the chapter cover things you might not think of while working on the computer, ideas and suggestions that will help you feel comfortable both mentally and physically. When you feel comfortable, nine times out of ten you'll feel more creative. And when you feel creative, lots of art gets drawn.

So, here are a few ideas that I think will help your Manga Studio (and digital art in general) experience go a bit more smoothly.

Find the Right Place to Work

Are you the type of person that likes to sit at a desk in a studio, where you can just crank up your stereo and draw away? Or do you prefer absolute silence? Or maybe you feel more creative far away from the desk, and would rather sit outside at the local coffee shop or under a tree?

While it sounds silly to think about such things when you're talking about using a computer program, it really isn't. One factor toward producing the best art you ...

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