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Mastering Manga Studio 5 by Liz Staley

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Chapter 3. Palettes of a Different Color

Color! It's something that Manga Studio in the past has been criticized over. Previous versions of Manga Studio concentrated on black-and-white and grayscale art and weren't intuitive to color in. Smith Micro listened to the Manga Studio fans though, and MS5 and EX5 are now built so that it's a cinch to do all your penciling, inking, and coloring in one program.

In my time as an artist on the Internet, I can't count the number of times that I've seen a character design sheet that had a bunch of dots on it to show the base colors of a character. There's nothing wrong with putting base colors on a character reference sheet, of course, but only so long as you do it correctly. Can you remember what each color ...

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