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by Greenlaw
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantages?
Replies: 34
Views: 8235

Re: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantag

I relied on this forum (see url below) for the information about Celsys and Smith Micro... Thanks for the links...I'll check this out later today. And thanks for the tracing tips! I find the Trace Image display easier to work with because, unlike a Bitmap Image layer, Show Trace Image remains trans...
by Greenlaw
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantages?
Replies: 34
Views: 8235

Re: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantag

I'll have to write Celsys directly and get the full scoop. There no information at their website that either confirms or denies the 'no cross-grade' policy mentioned above, and it seems odd to me that they would turn down paying customers who might wish to upgrade their license of Manga Studio in th...
by Greenlaw
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantages?
Replies: 34
Views: 8235

Re: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantag

@jahnocli, it's a custom font based on my 'comics style' handwriting. I've been using it ever since I started drawing in Manga Studio. I often find I need to tweak letter/word spacing, which probably means my kearning pairs are not setup thoroughly enough. One of these days I need to fix that. The p...
by Greenlaw
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Tips & Techniques
Topic: Screen Marker - Useful (and Free) Windows Utility
Replies: 9
Views: 5436

Re: Screen Marker - Useful (and Free) Windows Utility

Oh, I almost forgot: because ASP doesn't have a ruler, here's another on-screen tool I find useful: ScreenRuler I usually keep the transparency set pretty high, 50 or 60%. Alternatively, I keep a layer with non-filled shapes (mostly rectangles and squares,) to compare sizes and spacing between objec...
by Greenlaw
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantages?
Replies: 34
Views: 8235

Re: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantag

Manga Studio EX is fantastic for what it was designed for: drawing comics. The bitmap drawing tools in (4.0) are pretty good--not great but better than adequate for drawing 'black and white' comics with gray tones. Version 5.0 finally adds real color painting support though I haven't used the color ...
by Greenlaw
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Making a STYLE without a Fill
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Making a STYLE without a Fill

Oh, I just thought of something--it's possible that you have a copy of the shape stacked on top of another and the bottom shape might be filled with white. This happened to me once. To find out, try selecting and deleting the top shape. If there is a copy of the shape underneath, it should remain vi...
by Greenlaw
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Making a STYLE without a Fill
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Making a STYLE without a Fill

That sounds strange. FWIW, it works here. Just to be sure of your procedure: 1. Create the style and name it. 2. Uncheck Fill. 3. Select the shape you want to appy the style to using the Select Shape tool 4. Apply the style by selecting the style's name from under the Style 1 or Style 2 list. If you...
by Greenlaw
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Feature Request Discussions
Topic: Paste In Front and Paste Behind
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Re: Paste In Front and Paste Behind

Thank you for the info! I'll check these out tonight. :)

G.
by Greenlaw
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Lagarith Lossless Codec Skipping frames, and removing layers
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Lagarith Lossless Codec Skipping frames, and removing la

Lagarith is an excellent codec for archiving video footage but it's a bit heavy handed for submitting as a YouTube video. I would avoid it for YouTube because: 1.) it will take forever to upload and for YT process. 2.) any quality benefit you might expect will most likely appear negligible because, ...
by Greenlaw
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantages?
Replies: 34
Views: 8235

Re: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantag

exile wrote:I'm still experimenting with my work flow...
I think it's a never ending process. Alisa and I are quite far along in producing our first ASP short film and I still feel like we're developing our workflow. Hope we get ours nailed down when we finish this project. :P

G.
by Greenlaw
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: General Moho Discussion
Topic: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantages?
Replies: 34
Views: 8235

Re: Art Work for Anime Studio in Manga Studio - any advantag

This is getting complicated. Smith Micro only has a boxed version of Manga 5... Wow, this must have happened recently because I got 5 EX as a downloadable not that long ago. I draw both of my webcomics Brudders and Streams with Manga Studio EX. I do all my comics drawing with MS EX's the vector too...
by Greenlaw
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Feature Request Discussions
Topic: Paste In Front and Paste Behind
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Paste In Front and Paste Behind

I know we have the Raise and Lower commands in ASP, which is fine but what I would really like to have is a Paste In Front and a Paste Behind command, like the ones that exist in Adobe Illustrator and other vector based drawing programs. These edit commands can be a bit more direct and specific than...
by Greenlaw
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Draw mode, rotate around mouse pointer
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Draw mode, rotate around mouse pointer

Thanks for the tip. I'll check that out today. :)

G.
by Greenlaw
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Draw mode, rotate around mouse pointer
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Draw mode, rotate around mouse pointer

When drawing in ASP, is there a way to rotate a selection of points around the mouse pointer? the Rotate tool currently defaults to the center of the selection and there doesn't appear to be a way to temporarily move the origin. Right now I'm frequently having to rotate my points and then reposition...
by Greenlaw
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: story bord
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: story bord

I wrote a article on storyboarding our short film 'Happy Box'. It's pretty specific to the project but it might give you some helpful insight to the process. You can read the article here: Studio Sessions 3: Storyboarding 'Happy Box' You can also see the final short film by clicking the link below. ...