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Mastering Manga Studio 5 by Liz Staley

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Special effects

When you're making your comics, you may come across coloring situations that I usually call special effects. Things such as shiny/reflective objects, magic or special powers, and using photographic patterns require special effects. We'll see how I handle these special instances, and then you can develop your own technique if mine doesn't work for you!

Shine

Let's start with a circle drawn on a transparent canvas. We're going to take this circle and turn it in to a ball bearing. On a new layer under the line for the circle, fill with a flat medium gray color as shown in the following screenshot:

Shine

Lock the transparent pixel for this layer ...

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