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Table of Contents
                            Manga Studio FOR Dummies
	Table of Contents
			About This Book
			Foolish Assumptions
			Conventions Used in This Book
			How This Book Is Organized
			Icons Used in This Book
			Where to Go from Here
	Part I Welcome to Manga Studio!
		Chapter 1 Getting to Know Manga Studio
			How Manga Studio Differs from Other Drawing Programs
			Debut versus EX: Which Is Right for You?
			Getting to Know Your New Workspace
		Chapter 2 Help for the Beginning (Manga Studio) Artist
			Acquiring Useful Tools
			Understanding the Essentials of Comic Creation
		Chapter 3 Creating Your First Manga Page: A Quick-Start Guide
			Opening a New Page
			Roughing the Page Out
			Adding a New Layer
			Inking Your Work
			Erasing Your Mistakes
			Readying Your Panels
			Adding Screentones
			Adding Text
			Saving Your Work
			Reopening Your Work
			Exporting to an Image File
			Printing a Hard Copy
	Part II Roughing It
		Chapter 4 Your New Page Awaits
			Creating a New Page
			Creating a New Story
			The Save Button: A Vital Tool
		Chapter 5 Importing and Penciling Your Rough Draft
			Time to Import Some Art!
			What Happened?! (The Image Looks All Wonky)
			The Pencil and Eraser Tools: Your New Best Friends
			Treat Your Canvas Like You Would in the Real World — and Then Some!
		Chapter 6 Layers, Layers, Layers!
			The Benefits of Using Layers
			Getting to Know Your Layer Types
			Creating a New Layer
			Adjusting a Layer’s Settings
			Using Simple Layer Functions
			Organizing Related Layers
		Chapter 7 Panel Layers and Rulers
			The Idea Behind Panel Layers
			Creating a Panel Layer
			Working with Your Panel Layer
			Manipulating Your Panel Layers
			The Panel Ruler Layer
			Manipulating the Panel Rulers
			Converting Panel Ruler Layers
		Chapter 8 You Can’t Draw a Straight Line without a (Virtual) Ruler
			What’s the Big Deal about Rulers?
			Keeping It Simple: Using the Line and Shape Tools
			You Can’t Use Rulers until You Make Rulers
			Adjusting and Transforming Rulers
			Time to Start Drawing with Your Rulers!
		Chapter 9 Working with Selections and Selection Layers
			The Basics, or Getting (Re) Acquainted with the Selection Tools
			You’ve Created a Selection — Now What?
			A Bit about Selection Layers and Why You’ll LOVE Them!
			For EX Users: Quick Mask and Quick Select
	Part III Refining and Exporting Your Work
		Chapter 10 Inking Your Work
			Why Ink at All?
			Scanning in Your Line Art
			Creating a New Layer for Inking
			Inking in the Lines
			Filling Large Areas with Ink
			Using Airbrush and Pattern Effects with Your Line Art
		Chapter 11 Tone It Up!
			Understanding How Tones Work
			Knowing Why to Use Tones
			Examining How Tones Work in Manga Studio
			Time to Lay Down Some Dots!
			Adding Depth to Your Tones
		Chapter 12 Words Speak Louder than Actions: Adding Text to a Page
			Adding Text
			Editing Text
			Avoiding Formatting Pitfalls
			Creating Word Balloons in Manga Studio Debut
			Creating Word Balloons in Manga Studio EX
		Chapter 13 Printing and Exporting
			Printing Your Work
			Exporting Your Work to an External File
			Additional Print and Export Settings
			Optimal Settings for Your Work
	Part IV Advanced Tips and Tricks
		Chapter 14 General Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
			System Preferences Tips
			Drawing Tool Tips
			Tone Tips
			Layer Tips: Coloring Your Work
			Using Filters
		Chapter 15 Manga Studio EX Only!
			Understanding and Taking Advantage of the Manga Studio EX Palettes
			The Gradation Tool
			Spicing Up Your Work with Filters
			Filters as Rulers: Using the Parallel, Focus, and Perspective Line Rulers
			Putting Miscellaneous Functions to Use
	Part V The Part of Tens
		Chapter 16 Ten (Or So) Books and Web Sites to Check Out
			Drawing Manga
			Drawing Characters
			Inking Your Comics
			Drawing Backgrounds
			Using Tones
			The Books of Scott McCloud
			Closely Read Other Manga and Comics
			On-Demand Publishing
			The Joy of Webcomics
			Online Forums
		Chapter 17 Ten Ways to Improve Your Manga Studio Experience
			Find the Right Place to Work
			Purchase the Right ( Digital) Tools for the Job
			Create a Comfortable Workspace
			Take a Break Now and Then
			Don’t Overburden Your System
			Take Advantage of Manga Studio Tools
			Save! Save! Save! And Save Again!
			Avoid Perfectionism
			If All Else Fails, Try a Different Medium
			Have Fun!
		Appendix About the CD
			System Requirements
			Using the CD
			What You’ll Find on the CD
Document Text Contents
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by Doug Hills and Michael Rhodes

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When that appears, click the page and drag across or around the preview
pane to rotate the image. In addition, you can alter the point the selection
will rotate around by clicking the focal point icon in the middle of the preview
pane and placing it wherever you’d like.

If using the mouse isn’t your thing, you can set the scale, position, and angle
of the selection manually by following these steps.

1. Open the Move and Transform dialog box by choosing Edit➪Move
and Transform➪Scale.

Alternatively, you can choose any of the other commands in the Move
and Transform submenu (such as Edit➪Move and Transform➪Rotate) to
open the Move and Transform dialog box.

2. To flip the selection horizontally, click the Flip Horizontally button.

3. To flip the selection vertically, click the Flip Vertically button.

4. To adjust the size of the selection relative to its current height and
width, enter a percentage value from 50% to 200% in the Relative
Width and Height text boxes.

After the selection is resized, the relative values reset to 100%, so you
can perform a relative adjustment again if you want.

5. To adjust the absolute width and height values, enter a value of 1% to
5000% in the Absolute Width and Height text boxes.

Alternatively, you can click the black triangle to the right of the text
boxes, which brings up additional adjustment controls. Use the outer
buttons to change the percentage value in increments of 10%. Use the
inner buttons to adjust by an interval of 1%.

6. To keep the aspect ratio of the selection intact, select the Keep Aspect
Ratio check box.

This option keeps the basic shape of the selection intact, regardless of
how large or small you scale it. In addition, this also locks the
Adjustment Boxes to the aspect ratio when you use the mouse or stylus
to resize.

7. To change the selection back to it’s original size, shape, and placement,
click the Reset button.

8. To adjust the position of the selection relative to its previous position,
enter a value between -50 mm and 50 mm in the Left and Top Relative
text boxes.

Like the Relative Position text boxes, the values reset to 0 mm when the
selection is moved.

9. To adjust the absolute position of the selection on the page, enter a
value between -999.0 mm and 999.0 mm in the Absolute Left and Top
text boxes.

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10. To adjust the angle of the selection relative to its previous position,
enter a value between -90 degrees and 90 degrees in the Relative
Angle text box.

When rotated, the value resets to zero, so you can relatively adjust it
again if need be.

11. To adjust the absolute angle of the selection, enter a value from -360
degrees to 360 degrees in the Absolute Angle text box.

12. Click OK when you’re done.

A Bit about Selection Layers
and Why You’ll LOVE Them!

Normally with drawing programs, if you want to reuse a selection later in the
creative process, you simply redraw it with a Selection tool. It can be time-
consuming (especially if the selection is particularly intricate), but it works.

But, what if you could save a selection you think you’ll be coming back to
later on?

That’s the idea behind selection layers. Unlike creating a selection on an
image layer, like you normally would, you draw one on this special layer,
which you can then add to, remove from, move around, and convert to an
image layer selection as many times as you want — all without having to
completely redraw the selection from scratch. What’s more, you don’t have
to use a Selection tool to create the selection if you don’t want to. Any of the
drawing tools in your toolbox can be used to outline and fill in your selection
area, which can result in a myriad of effects that you can’t do with the normal
Selection tools.

Creating a selection layer
There are three ways you can create a selection layer in Manga Studio:

� From the main menu, choose Layer➪New Layer; in the New Layer dialog
box that appears, select Selection Layer from the Layer Type drop-
down list.

� On the Layers palette, click the New Layer button, located next to the
Selection header.

� If you’ve created a selection on an image layer, choose
Selection➪Convert Selection to Layer on the main menu.

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