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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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:iconskycladstrega:
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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:icondraconianrain:
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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