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Fixing Kanji - Manga Studio by SimonGannon Fixing Kanji - Manga Studio by SimonGannon
This was a Manga Studio test.

I was extremely impressed with the program. It seems fully featured with everything I could expect and more. It does far more than Deleter's ComicWorks, while including many of it's useful features.

I don't even know how to fully describe how much like working on real paper (except better) using this program is. And for me to say it's better than paper, well... I think my digital time has finally come. Programs used to be so much more frustrating to use than this. The benefits of paper and real tools used to be so much more obvious.

Now, with powerful selection tools and a plethora of rulers and guides, I'm not sure that's as true as it used to be.


A secret guest character tries to fix Kanji's hair into something less intimidating for a part-time job...!


I blued it up a bit in photoshop after, and just like real media, it moire's a bit when resized, which I had to do for posting because ...huge.
Unsized version to see original size: [link]
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LeoHwzr Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I bought manga studio years ago ... i cant do shit with it
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SimonGannon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I actually know what you mean - it's a little overwhelming when you open it up at first. I tried reading the manual that comes with it - I'm usually pretty good about that, but it was dry and horrible. I turned to other's tutorials, and caught bit by bit what the program could do. It's really easy once you know, but just jumping in is almost as difficult as that Day One in photoshop. It has too many tools - most of which I have in real life, in little drawers in combinations that make sense to me. -I- have too many tools.

Similarly, actually, Manga Studio has a beginner mode where it splits the comic book making into stages a little like my drawers - boards, penciling, inking, toning and finishing. That helps a little to showcase what the program can offer, but it's physically a bit more artificial than it sounds - I think there's room for improvement in terms of workflow. There's a lot of repetition all over the workspace, and that actually makes things more confusing rather than less so, so I did have that issue with it!
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nayus66 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Nice work!
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SimonGannon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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