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Manga Studio Ex 5 Cookbook by Elizabeth Staley

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Blowing up an explosion brush

Sometimes, in comics and illustrations, you may just find that something you're drawing needs to be blown up. This brush can also be used for a billowing smoke effect!

Getting ready

Create a new canvas of at least 300 dpi resolution. Make sure that Basic expression color is set to Gray.

How to do it…

The following steps will walk us through the use of the spraying effect options to create a brush that looks like an explosion:

  1. On the blank canvas, mark the general shape of the smoke cloud for the explosion. The following screenshot shows this, done by going to Brush | India ink | Darker bleed and using a pure black color:
  2. Using the India ink or pen tools, continue adding details until you are satisfied with the look of the ...

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