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Manga Studio 5 Beginner's Guide by Michael Rhodes

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Time for action – inking basic shapes with the technical pen

With a new pen tool, let's see what we can do. Open a file to ink, create a new layer, and then begin inking by performing the following steps:

  1. Open up the ch 07 inking tools.lip file.
  2. We'll be working with a ruler layer, so make sure Snap to rulers is turned on.
  3. On the Layers palette, choose the Outlines layer. This is the layer on which we will be creating our outlines. Shading will be done on the layer below it. This way, we can easily correct wayward lines without erasing our outlines.

    Tip

    While you're working on the inks for a page, don't hesitate to use more than one layer. It may seem confusing at first, but once we get used to it, it will make our digital inking go much faster. For ...

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