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Wavy text, speech bubbles, custom speech bubbles, outlined text. TEXT GALORE! Yes this one is covering Text 8D I always see that someone uses photoshop for wavy text even though manga studio can do it or they use photoshop for that white outline but in manga studio it's a matter of a click of a button ;) I will show you how.

I will show you also how to auto screentone speech bubbles for that dark foreboding feeling.

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Click on the text tool, it's the icon that looks like the letter A. Click on your art work in the panel area you wish to use text. The properties panel will appear as above. Where I have pointed out in red, tick for out line. Change the number up or down for the thickness of the white outline.

Tick and adjust the other options for other effects. Now for the speech bubble click where I marked in red the tab called Dialogue Balloon Settings.

Click generate Dialogue Balloon and a new window will appear. Hit ok when you are satisfied with the shape. Don't worry about size or colour yet. We do that elsewhere.

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Where I marked in red this is your settings, from colour to size to using tones instead of standard white. You can simply adjust the size by clicking the blue corners and when you move it the text moves as well. Below the Generate button is select dialogue balloon from materials. This is where all the premade samples are and you can simply select and tinker with and change it. To your needs. Mostly these premades are perfect.

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Now lets move on to wiggly text. This is easier than some think. Firstly use the text tool again and type out your sound effect. I am going good ol' Swish.

When you have your text, in the layers tab you will see your text and what it says. Right click and rasterize Keep original and hide it from view by clicking the eye icon. Now select with square selection tool around your text. Go to edit tab. Move and Transform and go to MESH EDIT! Not perspective or skew, mesh!! This is something a lot of people seem to miss. 

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You will see your selected area has red lines with a lot of points. As displayed below.

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Now place them in odd places to fully distort and wave your text. See mine below for an example.

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Hit ok when you're happy and you will have smooth and wiggly or weirdly distorted text.

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You can 100% use the other transform tools but for wiggly and like we see in comics, use mesh. Perspective is best for that tiny to huge text and then mesh to make it wavy. Of course you can use this mesh feature on any raster image and to my knowledge tones. As long as it is selected and you have the layer you wish to distort selected, it should work. Hope this helps out a bit. Any questions, just ask.

Next tutorial is perspective ruler, other rulers and focus lines as well as other uses for the render tab.




How to do comic style text within Manga Studio. No third party programs needed.
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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
oh so that's how you do it. Thanks 
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem <3 Glad it worked out for you ^w^
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LumpySpacePrincess11 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DO YOU KNOW IF IT'S POSSIBLE OT ROTATE TEXT IN MANGA STUDIO EX 4?
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it's absolutely possible. After you've typed your text and hit OK, right click the text layer and Rasterize. When it asks you to keep original layer select Yes just in case you need to go back and change the text. A new layer will be created and automatically selected. Hit the hot key ctrl T or mac command T and it will go to transform. You could also go to the Edit menu, down to move and transform and chose rotate from the menu. The text will be selected in red and you will be able to rotate and rescale.
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LumpySpacePrincess11 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :) I've managed now Xx
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:icondraconianrain:
DraconianRain Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome <3 Anytime you need help feel free to ask <3
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LumpySpacePrincess11 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot <3
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome <3
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skycladstrega Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
You make me happy artist today!  Thanks!
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^w^ Glad I could help
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Deckboy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You have some great tutorials here.  Out of curiosity, how on earth did you add a journal to your gallery folder?
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used the stash writer and submited from there, from there you can submit as a resource instead of a personal journal which then makes it available in your gallery ^w^
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Deckboy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool!  Thanks for answering my somewhat noobish question =)
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's ok. A lot of people have this problem finding how to do it. Just glad I could answer it n help out.
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PARAMOREROCKS777 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Hey do you think you could tell me where to go/how to connect two speech bubbles? Because I am so confused and every tutorial just tells me what to click on but it doesn't tell me where to go to click on it. Pllzz help? :3
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
draconianrain.deviantart.com/j… here is an image by image. You more or less have to make your own custom material to get double speech bubbles. This tutorial explains how to make it and where to find it to use it. Hope that helps you out.
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PARAMOREROCKS777 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
It did, thank you! You're probably the only person that actually made a tutorial clear and helped me. Thanks :D
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome <3 If you need help again feel free to ask any time.
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PARAMOREROCKS777 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Ok thanks :D
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh sure. There's a few ways to do it but honestly, the simplest way would be to create a custom one for use over and over again. I'll make you a image by image journal right now for you and then I'll let you know when it's done.
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dannishochet Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
omigod thank you thank you THANK YOU
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no probs, hope it helps!
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Perfect!! Thank you so much for this tutorial! You have no idea what I had to go through before to make a wiggly text!!
Thank you!! :hug:
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome and I do lol I was in the same boat for a long time. Drove me mad XD
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
haha! Then you know how grateful I am! :D
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. I use to get so frustrated and draw it all out until I found this.
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frogsfortea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
So did I! (and my hand-write is really awful!!) or I'd export it and play around with gimp....your method is definitely better! :D
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, my hand writing is barely legible haha
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criadv64 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent
I was stagnant because i didn't know how to move and transform text :_:
I'm really interested on manga studio advanced tutorials , have you got some advanced manga studio tutorials?
whatever thank you very much :D
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to mention, if you have specific questions feel free to ask and I'd be happy to either explain or make it into a tutorial for you.
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a couple of manga studio tutorials but I am working on an advanced one. But it's so large it's going to be a PDF. I have no idea when I will finish it but I'm working on it. Also I'm glad I could help.
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invisabella Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wait *raises hand* I HAVE A QUESTION!

how did you make the panels separate? cuz mine will only slice in half
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's complicated. First you sketch it out on the sketch layer to give you an idea on where to make the first cut and then you slice them up in a certain way, halves then quarters until they all look how you want and then you can use the object selector tool to drag and arrange or even reshape your panel cuts and separate them how you want with the spacing you want. This video explains panels and how to make and separate them better than I can [link]
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invisabella Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww i dont have mesh....i only have debut 4 :(
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a shame. However you could try to use transform tool on each individual letter.
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DraconianRush Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Lots and lots of views. Well done! Good tutorial too. If I were to use Manga Studio, I think this is where I'd start.
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw thankies hunny pie 8D
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kuro-mai Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"mesh transform"!!!
if i knew this before it would have saved me lots of time xD (added all my text/effect with photoshop)
very very useful! thank you! :heart:
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DraconianRain Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Yeah I was the same, took me a while to figure it out but I got to it eventually XD I found out by mistake though. It's a very useful feature. Really glad I could help out.
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