Manga Studio for Dummies Will Let You Start Creating the Unique Comic Style Using the Most Popular Manga Software

DUBLIN, Ireland--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Manga Studio For Dummies to their offering.

Manga is hot! If you can't wait to start creating the unique comic-style using the most popular Manga software, Manga Studio For Dummies will get you going faster than you can say "Zap!" "Pow!"

Not long ago, Manga's distinctive drawing style was too exacting for any consumer-priced software to handle. Then along came Manga Studio, and comic artists like Doug Hills, author of Manga Studio For Dummies, began creating their comics using the unique tool. Manga Studio lets you manage your artwork just as you would on paper, with pen and pencil tools that work the way you want. Manga Studio For Dummies shows you how to use the software to create and publish comics in Manga style or other comic styles like a pro.

You'll find out the secrets to:

Installing and setting up Manga Studio
Understanding the toolbars and palettes
Creating a strong storyline
Building and using page templates
Importing art files
Working with layers and rulers
Inking your work and adding tones
Using digital and traditional tools to complement each other
You'll even get a 30-day free trial version of Manga Studio Debut on the bonus CD-ROM, and you can register it at a discounted rate when the trial period ends. The CD-ROM also includes a library of images and short stories you can use to create your own Manga. Grab Manga Studio For Dummies and start creating today!

Author information

Doug Hills has been drawing ever since high school. Originally influenced by the superhero comics of the early- to mid-1990s, his style has adapted towards his other favourite genre: manga. Learning and studying techniques from both the East and West, he's constantly striving to create a style that can truly be called his own.

In recent years, he has taken that love and desire for comics onto the Internet with two webcomics: Place Name Here and Chibi Cheerleaders From Outer Space, which he works on with his wife, Stacey. His webcomic work led him to Ten Ton Studios, where he worked on a story for their book, Anthologica, and eventually became a member of the group.



Part I: Welcome to Manga Studio!

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Manga Studio.

Chapter 2: Help for the Beginning (Manga Studio) Artist.

Chapter 3: Creating Your First Manga Page: A Quick-Start Guide.

Part II: Roughing It.

Chapter 4: Your New Page Awaits.

Chapter 5: Importing and Pencilling Your Rough Draft.

Chapter 6: Layers, Layers, Layers!

Chapter 7: Panel Layers and Rulers.

Chapter 8: You Can't Draw a Straight Line without a (Virtual) Ruler.

Chapter 9: Working with Selections and Selection Layers.

Part III: Refining and Exporting Your Work.

Chapter 10: Inking Your Work.

Chapter 11: Tone It Up!

Chapter 12: Words Speak Louder than Actions: Adding Text to a Page.

Chapter 13: Printing and Exporting.

Part IV: Advanced Tips and Tricks.

Chapter 14: General Tips, Tricks, and Short Cuts.

Chapter 15: Manga Studio EX Only!

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Books and Web Sites to Check Out.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Improve Your Manga Studio Experience.

Appendix: About the CD.


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