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Manga Studio Walkthrough by mildtarantula Manga Studio Walkthrough by mildtarantula
i thought this was a nice, relatively spoiler-free page with which to do this. i was a bit bored working on circle so i decided to share my method of working with everyone.

this uses page 3 from chapter 18 of circle (18 freaking chapters now!!! and still two more to go >:C). as you can see, ermine has grown up since the first 3 chapters i posted. in this chapter he's (supposed to be) 17 years old.

if anyone has any questions about how to use this program or something, do comment and ask. 185 pages of circle has taught me a few things.

the most important being this program can and WILL freeze every five minutes, so save. every two minutes. for serious.
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice tutorial. And that comic page look intriguing. do you have it posted?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
i have the first three chapters of the comic in my gallery, but the rest of it is only available here: [link]
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh okay. What's the title again?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
"circle" :) first chapter is here: [link]
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thanks :)
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Rox-ma-Sox Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I wish this program was better for colouring. I know it was designed for Manga but I'd like to create something more substantial but can't afford Photoshop -_-' For lines, however, it's great.
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bluemaus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Thank you for the tutorial! It's beautiful, too, which makes it fun to read. :)

I'm just at the tail-end of my 30-day trial of Manga Studio Debut 4, only a few days of which I've actually had a chance to play with it between work and such, and am trying to decide whether to buy or cancel. I can't seem to find a way to make the text wrap automatically, which frustrates me to no end, since I'm a writer by trade and can't bear the manual labor of hard returns. Just figured I'd do my due diligence and look into reviews before going one way or the other.

This program seems to have some virtues, looking at your tutorial, so maybe I should think about keeping it ... ... the materials and panel templates seem so useful! Once I figure out how to use them.

You seem to like it pretty well, no? You do a lot of your work in it?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
the text wrap thing is annoying, i don't know if there's a way to get around that. i usually just do it manually because my speech bubbles are never very long. i do like it a lot though, i use it mainly for doing speech bubbles, clean-up and screen tones these days :)
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bluemaus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Cool. Maybe next version they'll figure out the wrap. I've got my eyes on my email waiting for their next crazy-good sale so I can snatch the current program up. They had a great deal in February, but ... ... i missed it. :( So I await the next one.
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MadGenius908 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much does this program cost?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
it depends. i use the debut version which is much cheaper than the ex version. i'm not sure what the difference between them is. debut is about $50, ex is between $130-$300 depending where you buy it.
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MadGenius908 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kay THX sooo much your a lifesaver :worship:
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CMVM Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this its very helpful! the only problem i got its that i can't seem to find the brushes set nor stamps to work on my pages on Manga Studio EX....
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
this was done in debut, not ex (and the version before the current one i think) so i'm afraid i can't help you >_< i'm sure if you ask around someone will know though!
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CMVM Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well i just found them so I will now use this as my guide line! Thx a lot for it!
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Eternal-Loveliness Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
i recently got this program and have no idea how to use it, so thanks for this! and crap,i hate the freezes
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kitskie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This tutorial is very helpful for a MS n00b like me XD I just recently got it when I realized how much doing my entire comic by hand was going to cost, so hopefully I will fail a little less thanks to your tutorial.

Also, I love your art style. It's so unique, and the hands are probably my favorite part.
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
thank you, i'm really glad it helped! i know what you mean though, i'm doing a traditional comic and it costs me 25p to make each page...90 pages later, it starts to add up >_<
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kitskie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I know >.< It's sad that it's too expensive to create art right on paper in this day and age.
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karinchiip Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010   Digital Artist
WAAA >.<
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bronx1287 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi mate. I have a question to ask since you seem to know your stuff. I cant seem to bring up my layers palette even though its turned on. any ideas why that is?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
did you move it off to one side, by any chance?
because once i moved the import options box off the screen, and it was forever stuck off the screen :confused: the only thing i can think of which might fix that would be (a) making your screen resolution higher and seeing if you can drag the palette back onto the screen, or (b) reinstalling manga studio, as annoying as that is.
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bronx1287 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your help mate. I cant seem to change my screen resolution, i think cos im using a laptop, I guess im just gonna have to reload the software. Atleast i know its a fairly common problem and not me being useless lol. Thanks again
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DandyGrrl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student General Artist
I dun have a tablet, like should I scan in a piccie, or should I use a mouse to draw?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
i think it's easier to scan in a picture, but you'd still need to draw the lineart over it with your mouse then. it depends how good you are with a mouse really ^^;
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DandyGrrl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Okay, ^-^ thanks.
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BunnyBaby77 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i've looked at a few Manga Studio tutorials and this is by FAR the most helpful one!! its def answered a few things i've been wondering about. i do have a question though: if i was to buy MS, would i need to buy a graphic tablet for it to look decent? and if i do need one, what brand do u suggest?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
well, i think for drawing on the computer you need a graphic tablet anyway, if i'm honest. that, or an insane amount of patience :XD: drawing with a mouse is tricky!

i'm afraid i don't know which brands are the best, but probably wacom? they seem to be the most popular anyway. i have a very small wacom tablet, which suits me fine because i don't have very much desk space, but a lot of people say you need at least an A4 sized one. it really depends on your budget and what you're going to use it for (there's no point getting a super nice, big, expensive one unless you're an industry professional, really).

i hope that helps! :D
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BunnyBaby77 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanx, that does help!!
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Pae-kym Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Where did you get the font Anime Ace? *o*
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
from a free font website, i think. possibly just from 1001 free fonts (put it into google, it should come up).
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Pae-kym Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Ok~ Thank youuu!! :D :D
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Anorexicskyfox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009   Writer
Wow, you're pretty good at this! I love your drawing style, thanks a bunch for the tutorial!
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
thank you, i hope it helps :D
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jennymstead Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
maybe you can help me on this... i have Manga Studio 4 Debut... my lines are very hard: [link]
I'm using the pen, but cant seem to smooth it out any?

any tips?
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
hmm, i think i see what you mean. they're kind of pixelly, right? for me, when i zoom out they usually look better (when the page is 600dpi, that's 6 times bigger than the size it actually prints as, or so i have been told). if you have photoshop or paint shop pro or something like that, you could resize the drawings in that and make them smaller. the lines will probably look smoother afterwards.

i think in manga studio the lines are kind of meant to look like that, anyway. it's something to do with printing - when you print lines like that, they turn out better than if they're fuzzy/smooth.
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jennymstead Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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DearMarch Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
waa finally a useful tut ~
thank you very much :3
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Shane-Rodriguez Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
this is so cool, i've been waiting for a tutorial like this. i was starting to regret getting Manga Studio because i couldn't find any tutorials for it. this will definitely be very useful. great pic! -trinity
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
i hope it will be of use to you ^^
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Shane-Rodriguez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
i'm sure it will be. ^_^ -trinity
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Chocochip2000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Are you going to post this page when it's done? I'm excited to see it. You're style is very unique and whimsical, and I enjoy reading your comics.
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
ah, i posted the page at the bottom of the tutorial :D it's the last picture. and thank you! :heart:
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scales Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Very nicely done here, buddy! Very clear and concise; this makes me want the mega-Circle comic more than ever before!

[Ermine...?]
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
i'm glad it's clear, i'm never sure if i'm making sense :XD: I WISH MEGA-CIRCLE WAS DONE. GAHHH. so much to do on it. so much...
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scales Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student General Artist
But it'll be worth it in the end, man! Worth it like Billy was to Guniw tools!
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AbacusBus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I was interested in maybe a program like this, so it's funny that you posted walkthrough for it. Some things I'm wondering though... why does it crash ever 5 mins? Is it just wonky like that with certain OS, or not enough ram, etc, or do you not know? And everything you described looks like it can all pretty much be done in photoshop or illustrator. What's the upside to using this program over photoshop or illustrator (minus the pattern thingies)? Thanks :)
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
i think it's something to do with my RAM, actually. that, and the program is a bit sensitive generally. see, it's fine if you're using just the manga program, then it will keep going for hours without crashing. but, if you have photoshop or an internet browser, or a media player open at the same time, if you try and switch between windows, then at least half of the time it will crash. but it might just be my computer *shrug*

about being able to do it in photoshop and illustrator, i don't think that's quite true. manga studio is specifically designed for drawing comics, so everything in it is also designed for the final print, with the right DPI and bleed and so on. all of the pen tools seem to imitate a real kind of pen (e.g. brush pens, spoon pens, school pens), so i find that it's really easy to get the drawings to look like my actual pencil drawings, whereas on photoshop my style always seems to come out...different :XD:

anyway, i hope that helps. man, i sound like i'm working for this company or something but i'm not haha! it's waaay cheaper than photoshop and illustrator as well though x_x jeeez, some of those Adobe programs...
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AbacusBus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
It makes more sense now that you explained about the settings and the pen options. I thought it was just for drawing lines and text bubbles, but this seems much better. I'll keep all this info in mind when I do decide to give this program a shot. Thanks for the explanation! :D
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hokuto Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
If I ever get Manga Studio this will be a most useful tutorial. :heart: AH I REALLY NEED TO GO BUY CIRCLE DAMNIT. x.x
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