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Manga Studio Ex 5 Cookbook by Elizabeth Staley

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Creating and using cover templates

Covers catch the reader's eye and convey information about the comic. Sure, they will tell you the title, the publisher, and perhaps the people who worked on the comic. They can also convey the subject matter and tone of the comic. Some elements of a cover will appear on each one that's made, so let's create a template to save time in our art process and apply it to our cover pages.

How to do it...

This recipe shows you how to create a cover, save it as a material, and then apply it as a template to a new file:

  1. Open a blank page that has the default size (inner) margins set up.
  2. Add a text or logo design for the comic title at the top of the page, resizing, rotating, or transforming as needed.
  3. Add the name of the comic's ...

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