Getting Started with Manga Studio

Here’s the first of many video tutorials on using Manga Studio EX4 drawing software.  I use Manga Studio for creating my comic, but also for many other things such as creating logos for clients, drawing objects like cars or building exteriors (the line tool in MS is worth the price alone).  So, kick back, grab some popcorn and enjoy!

What’s that one hurdle you face when trying a new piece of software? Yep, the darn manual. Hundreds of pages of really cool stuff; none of which you know how to use. So, where to start? I’m going to help you past the first hurdle with today’s tutorial.

Okay, what are we? Artists. What do we do? We draw. Let’s draw. Forget inking. Forget word balloons. Forget story. You’re hear to pick up your “pencil” and draw. Because all comics start off as a pencil sketch. Whether you’re Stan Lee or a budding newbie, all comics start off as doodles. Let’s doodle together.

Manga Studio comes in two flavors for your enjoyment: Debut and EX. Debut is a great way to get started with the software. You can use either version for this tutorial. I use EX so if you notice some differences, that’s the reason. I also use a WACOM Intuos 3 tablet on a simple P4 Windows XP Pro system with 3.5Gb RAM. Nothing fancy.

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