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Manga Studio Ex 5 Cookbook by Elizabeth Staley

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Creating a cross-hatching brush

Hatching is the term used to describe the shading of a drawing achieved using groups of parallel lines. Cross-hatching is a group of parallel lines crossed by another group of parallel lines moving in another direction. Hatching and cross-hatching can give a lovely look of depth and texture to monochromatic illustrations. Let's explore how to create a brush to make our hatching and cross-hatching go a little faster than doing it completely by hand!

Getting ready

To start off, open a new blank canvas of at least 300 dpi resolution. We will use this canvas to draw our new brush tip shape in order to make our cracks. Make sure that Basic expression color is set to Gray and not Color.

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