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Manga Studio Ex 5 Cookbook by Elizabeth Staley

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Making a foliage brush

A foliage brush is an adaptation of a free brush that is available from Smith Micro. At the time of writing this book, the brush is available at http://my.smithmicro.com/manga-studio-ex-5-free-content.html as Leaf in middle distance.

How to do it…

For this brush, we'll need to make a material and then use it to make a brush that "rolls out" like a ribbon:

  1. Open a new canvas with at least 300 dpi resolution.
  2. Draw a row of leaves, similar to the top of a tree or a bush.
  3. Fill the leaves with white color. Use the following screenshot as a guide to create the leaves' shapes:

    Note

    The dark fill around the leaves is simply for showing the shape of the white fill.

  4. Turn off any visible Paper layers or other fills.
  5. If needed, combine the leaf ...

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