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Manga Studio Ex 5 Cookbook by Elizabeth Staley

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Creating a colored light effect

Getting the look of light from a fire, moonlight, or a neon sign can be tricky. This recipe will give you some tips and tricks on how to get this look!

How to do it…

The following steps will show you how to make a colored light effect:

  1. Start with a drawing with flat colors laid down on their own layer, and a separate layer of line work.
  2. Make a new raster layer above the flat colors but below the ink lines. Change the blending mode to Multiply and adjust the opacity from 35% to 45%. The actual number will vary depending on your personal style and the colors of the piece. The following screenshot shows the order of the layers and the settings for the shadows layer:
  3. Select a shading color and mark in the shadows for your ...

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