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Posted 5/4/16 , edited 5/5/16
So I recently purchased Manga Studio 5 off of Amazon, and I have to say that the experience of using it for about 3-4 hours, I am simply in heaven.

No more trying to align your eyes yourself, no more having to draw out two of the same eyes, you just capture the expression you want, and boom, duplicate layer, transform horizontal flip, align and center.

You know , I'm not a professional artist, but wow, the lines you can actually draw are some of the smoothest lines I've ever done. It might seem intimidating for someone like me who has never used such a program, but after trial and error, drawings that would take me hours just to even get to this point, and the quality doesn't even compare, has now taken me about 3 1/2 hours just to almost finish line work. Probably some of my best work that I have attempted, personally I can say, and this was done on a small Wacom intuos Tablet.

It's main function is for ripping out Manga/comic scenes, but that doesn't stop you from creating professional Drawings, or backgrounds. The amount of creativity you can actually apply to Manga studio 5 is amazing, and it is pretty much up there with some of the better known editors and programs.

Even the library of images and effects you can use just to stick in your scenes or drawings, it's good reference and it can add a little more kick to your work.

So here is A WIP character of mine, just finished line work. The speed and precision you can achieve if you know what you're doing is absolutely amazing.





And finished Work After using most of the tools, Shading has become fun with combining blending. I have never achieved eyes like this before and I'm really happy with how they turned out. Adding real detail to hair, I can't believe What contrast and colors you can create with just the simple use of blending. The character literally pops, and I couldnt be happier with the result.

I think the one thing I really need to do is get a realistic skin tone, and detail and depth, but for a first attempt, I really can't complain.



If you own MS5, share some of your own creations
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Holy snitchzelpuffs! I entered the site the program tools look like if someone had infiltrated my brain and saw what I was looking for. Gonna get the trial now
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DViper15 wrote:

Holy snitchzelpuffs! I entered the site the program tools look like if someone had infiltrated my brain and saw what I was looking for. Gonna get the trial now


lol, worth every penny if you do plan on buying it, it pretty much speaks for itself
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Well heres my test work.


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By the way speaking of useful software...

There are a pair of programs/apps that I use that are great and free.

1) Paint.Net
http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

This one is a free version of PShop. It surely isn't the sharpest arrow in the quiver but, personally after 4 years using it I've come to master it.

Heres a recent work done on paint.net:



2) Design Doll
http://terawell.net/terawell/?lang=en

I can't begin to state how useful this one is. Allows you to spawn multiple 3D humanoid models. You use sliders to customize their body shaping. Then you handle them into the poses that you want. This sofware has a free version and a paid pro-version. I own the free one for it serves me erfectly as it is. It allows you to create a screenshot of the models.

Here are some examples:



You should check these out. Even paint.net, being a downgrade compared to Manga Studio, can offer some unique abilities.
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Well heres my test work.




Awesome pretty sweet background. One of these days I need to actually attempt to make some backgrounds of my own. thats like the only thing I really suck at, only if I have reference will it be at least half decent.
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DViper15 wrote:

By the way speaking of useful software...

There are a pair of programs/apps that I use that are great and free.

1) Paint.Net
http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

This one is a free version of PShop. It surely isn't the sharpest arrow in the quiver but, personally after 4 years using it I've come to master it.

Heres a recent work done on paint.net:



2) Design Doll
http://terawell.net/terawell/?lang=en

I can't begin to state how useful this one is. Allows you to spawn multiple 3D humanoid models. You use sliders to customize their body shaping. Then you handle them into the poses that you want. This sofware has a free version and a paid pro-version. I own the free one for it serves me erfectly as it is. It allows you to create a screenshot of the models.

Here are some examples:



You should check these out. Even paint.net, being a downgrade compared to Manga Studio, can offer some unique abilities.


Thats pretty good for something free, It makes the shading and detail look pretty sharp, better than I can do lol.

I know MS5 has the option to import 3D objects and (Dolls) but that last suggestion looks awesome! Putting them into whatever pose you want. Ill definitely have to check that out, thanks for the suggestion
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Im down to make commision backgrounds for the fun of it.
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Im down to make commision backgrounds for the fun of it.


Ill keep that in mind
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I went through a phase of using Manga Studio for almost everything, but coming from a Photoshop background, I could never quite get the brushes set up to my liking. It seems like there's a lot of scope of customise the settings, but it felt a lot more complicated to me than PS does in that regard and I could never find a guide for it that made sense to me. It's a good program, and some of the perspective drawing tools are useful if you're doing a lot of comic work, but for painting, I just went back to PS in the end.

This one of Ryuko from Kill la Kill is probably my favourite thing I painted in it:


Larger: http://professor-irony.deviantart.com/art/Ryuko-Matoi-Kill-la-Kill-Video-443852585

Process vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9ZbWJBfrQE
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LobsterHarmonica wrote:

I went through a phase of using Manga Studio for almost everything, but coming from a Photoshop background, I could never quite get the brushes set up to my liking. It seems like there's a lot of scope of customise the settings, but it felt a lot more complicated to me than PS does in that regard and I could never find a guide for it that made sense to me. It's a good program, and some of the perspective drawing tools are useful if you're doing a lot of comic work, but for painting, I just went back to PS in the end.

This one of Ryuko from Kill la Kill is probably my favourite thing I painted in it:


Larger: http://professor-irony.deviantart.com/art/Ryuko-Matoi-Kill-la-Kill-Video-443852585

Process vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9ZbWJBfrQE


That looks amazing

Yeah, many people use Photoshop, I guess I wouldn't really know since I've never used it for art/drawing, just mainly photo editing and touch ups. I haven't fully started to use MS5, and I'm sure when I start to get familiar with it I can achieve a lot more
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Been playing Dark Souls 3 lately. Im going to see if this manga studio helps me make a decent recreation of one epic boss fight.



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I got Manga Studio 5 a while ago and I like it for lineart, but I don't like the brush options so i wind up using Paint Tool Sai most of the time. But I think I'm going to give manga studio another try for my next project!




Here's something I drew in Paint Tool Sai for anyone who is curious what it's like!
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Tried out Manga studio awhile back, Was nice, but im so used to photoshops bindings and setup that it felt pretty weird messing around in it. heres one of my drawings in MS5 Link: http://dextrosity.deviantart.com/art/Hohenheim-535161567 i rather put the link in because the pic is pretty big.
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Hippiepuncher wrote:

I got Manga Studio 5 a while ago and I like it for lineart, but I don't like the brush options so i wind up using Paint Tool Sai most of the time. But I think I'm going to give manga studio another try for my next project!




Here's something I drew in Paint Tool Sai for anyone who is curious what it's like!


Yeah, give it a try and see what you can do. For me right now, usually for color I like to just get a nice flat color and fill with bucket, add in a darker tone, blend over that so I can get a little white in there, and then shade with the air brush, not the actual brush, I find the air brush does way better for shading.

And nice work
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