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Manga Studio Tutorial: debut 4
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Published: May 12, 2010
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Basic Manga Studio Tutorial

I made this for :iconazulnightengale: because I want to see how she tones 8D haha


I'm sure there are other ways of doing the things I do and some may be easier 8D;; I'm not a master at Manga Studio, but I do have a basic understanding of how it works.

I also know there are other tutorials out there.
Some ways of teaching works better for different people... hopefully this one will help somebody that other tutorials couldn't help... >.<;

I've found that some people think it's the easiest program ever, while others look at it and give up... so I hope this helps someone out there.



This is the first tutorial I've made... so I apologize if it looks messy, or if it's way too big @_@
I know... I should've made 2... but I'd rather just create one big one >.>;; Sorry about that.... lol.


And, just so you know... this will eventually be replaced by a nicer-looking version in the very near future :D So check back if you think it's messy right now XD;
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TorgoPrang's avatar
TorgoPrang|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Very informative.
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NIGHTSANDSONIC|Hobbyist General Artist
How do you delete the original lineart so the pencil isn't seen after you finish with the lineart?
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TheMorningFrog|Hobbyist General Artist
When I try to import a picture it imports like side view, how can I put it vertically how it I originally took the photo? (because i do not own a scanner)
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Sorry I haven't been answering questions. I switched computers, and along the way, lost one of the installation disks so I haven't been able to access the program to help people >.<
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ShujiWakahisaa|Student General Artist
are tones there when you get the program? I looked in my tones
select and it has none i keep getting a message asking if i wanna install new
materials like tones o.o or are they in another folder?
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Usually when you buy the program, it comes with two disks. One of the disks has a bunch of materials on it that you need to install separately. Hope that helps!
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Question I got the Windows disk and the Mac disk, is the mac disk supposed to be the one with the materials on it?
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IreneMarleenAyuma|Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for uploaden this!
it really helped!
I only have one problem, I can't import a file :S
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Xiaooyu|Hobbyist General Artist
importing files? I can help!
so when you import, you'll have a window. click on the image you want to import and if it is a jpeg image, there's a small tab called "file type". click it and choose "jpeg" then the images will become more "black".
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IreneMarleenAyuma|Hobbyist General Artist
yes! :D thanks!! :hug:
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Xiaooyu|Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!! :) good luck
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CrimsonScissorhands|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much omg TT.TT
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AtlasArtifex|Student Digital Artist
So my manga studios debut crashes whenever I click on the smaller tab options like 'regular patterns' etc. did this happen to you?
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ArcaneEnchantment|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Finally! A tutorial on how to use Manga Studio!
I've been searching for one of these because I was confused as to how to use it, thank you for posting this! This really helped! :D
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Helena00|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I have a problem, you know how i increase resolution at files manga studio? Now, i save files at 600-800px....
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Are you scanning pictures in and finishing them in Manga Studio, or are you doing everything completely in Manga Studio?
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Helena00|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I scanning images at high resolution (2000- 3000px) and when i starting to edit in manga studio and save files, the resolution is changing. Yes, I doing everything in manga studio.

You know why happens that?
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Try scanning/saving something as dpi instead of px and see what happens. There's really no need to have a dpi higher than 300, so if it doesn't get lower than that it should be okay.

Unless you're talking about the size decreasing... If it's saved in the folder it automatically creates, then it should be the right size for printing (in theory, since I haven't actually printed anything out in this). If you aren't using it for printing/publishing, then the "Export" feature that I mentioned in this tutorial should work to create the size you want.
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sasunaru999|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't you open png, xfc files??
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LolitaPrincess94|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just got Manga Studio Debut 4 for Christmas last year and hadn't use it for quite awhile.
Now I'm getting into it and I'm editing my manga pages with it.

As for the speech bubbles and the text, the program freezes up on me and has a pop-up saying "Manga Studio has stopped working" and automatically closes out without saving your progress! D:

So what do you think I should do? I'm think about finish inking and toning. Then save it as a JPEG and import it to Photoshop CS5 and add the text from there. Ya think I can do that?
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Gusana|Student Digital Artist
Hi! I just installed manga studio, but all the strokes I draw are pixelated, is that how the program works?
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narumashifan1|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is very helpful :D I just got Manga Studio debut 0.4, I still have no idea how to work it. do you know how to upload tones, or speech bubbles? I've three cd's to use for the upload but I've tried all of them and cant seem to get the material. :iconehplz:
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NegalisticBLAST|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm the same as the previous comment, I tried reading the actual instructions, but it just made it more confusing. thanks for making this great tutorial!
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dragon-drawer78|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this!! :dance: I can finally use the program thanks to you :hug:
:worship:
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