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Mastering Manga Studio 5 by Liz Staley

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Making line art from a photo

The next action that we're going to learn how to make, is one that will take a photo and give you this effect from it. The photo is shown in the following screenshot:

Making line art from a photo

This mimics a filter that was in Manga Studio 4 called 2DLT, that created linework from a photograph. You can get the same effect in Manga Studio 5, and with actions you can set it up once and then apply it to any photograph that you wish.

Start off with a single-layered image, such as a photograph from your digital camera. Add a new auto action to your Auto action palette, and name it Line Drawing. Go ahead and hit the Record icon.

Our first step is to duplicate ...

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