Sunday, February 17, 2008

Learning Manga Studio EX

I was very much enjoying using Manga Studio EX 3, but I am sure that I there's still a lot of stuff that I need to learn. For instance, I tried to get rid of the blue border around the Word Bubble and Panel Ruler, and it took me almost half an hour to figure out that I can get rid of them by unchecking [View][Show Panel Layer Area] and [View][Show Text Layer Area].

But bottomline is that it's a great tool, and I'll continue invest my time to learn and use it.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tablet PC as a art pad: not as great as I expected

The more I use my Tablet PC as an art pad, the more I realize that it's far from a great tool. Applications that specifically wrote for Tablet PC, like Alias Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage, works great with Tablet PC. But other tools like Manga Studio or Photoshop has serious delay problem. At least I thought it was just my machine, but after reading some forum posts, like this, and this, and also this. On my Tablet with Wacom Graphite 4, I have zero lagging problem. So I guess I should with using Tablet PC mainly just for sketching.