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pixellated lines in Manga Studio
Tashna at 1:26PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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Well, I decided to try Manga studio to make comics, but when I want to draw lines in it, they look all pixellated, even at 100% zoom. is there any way to get rid of this, or did I perhaps do something wrong during installation?

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Skullbie at 2:26PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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You have the anti-aliasing turned off then. Manga studio has the ability to make very smooth lines thanks to it's anti-aliasing ability- without it everything looks pixelfied.
 
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Tashna at 2:05AM, Aug. 12, 2008
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How do I turn it on? some people said it's supposed to look pixellated, but it'll look good once resized.

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JustNoPoint at 8:51AM, Aug. 12, 2008
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I don't remember there being an anti alias option on the pen tools either.

You can try to increase the correction a bit, but the more you zoom in the more pixelated the image will look. Once you resize everything should be fine.

You want pixelated, try drawing with the pencil tool in photoshop… ugh!
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Tashna at 2:54AM, Aug. 19, 2008
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Well, I'm trying to export my images to PS now, but when I do, my tones get really light D: Is there any way to fix this? (I'm such a newbie xD)

I think I just used a wrong brush or smt

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Skullbie at 9:40PM, Aug. 19, 2008
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….gotta ask here but are you using Vista?

 
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JustNoPoint at 7:10AM, Aug. 20, 2008
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IIRC Manga Studio does not even work on Vista.

Though I have never noticed any tones get lighter going to PS… can you not use ctrl+u to correct that in PS?

I always re tweak everything I export to PS anyway though =p
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Skullbie at 4:14PM, Aug. 20, 2008
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IIRC Manga Studio does not even work on Vista.

It does actually, i have it on my vista. But if ‘it’s not compatible' is what you mean you're totally right, lines are pixilated as heck and it skips tablet strokes ;-;

Hopefully Tashna figured something out by now :P
 
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JustNoPoint at 4:41PM, Aug. 20, 2008
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Yeah, I should have said “not compatibly” I actually always figured that meant it didn't work.

Now I see that it works… just wonky.
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Tashna at 7:26AM, Aug. 21, 2008
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I use XP, but it had to do with the fact that tones get rasterised when they're imported into PS. When I changed the DPI and size to publishing size when exporting, all was well.

Maybe I should work in higher resolutions next time x_x

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ShadowsMyst at 10:58AM, Aug. 21, 2008
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MangaStudio works in a ‘bitmap’ format, so when you view your lines close in MS, they look bitmapped, but rest assured, with proper export settings, in photoshop, the lines will be smooth as glass.

There is a few settings you have to be aware of in the export window to make sure that your tones and lines get exported properly, and you should export it at a minimum of 600dpi for best results (I've found.)

I'm not at home this second, but when I get in, I'll post my export settings.

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marie san at 7:40AM, Oct. 17, 2010
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Hi,when I draw in manga studio the lines look pixelated . I think It's because the anti-aliasing is turned off.In pen tool opcions, in shape is anti-aliasing turned off. How can I turn it on?
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nsterken7983 at 5:34AM, Nov. 21, 2010
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i have mang studio EX4. not sure if thats wut you have. but with the pen, in the tool options window, you should be able to toggle anti-aliasing on and off. if that doesn't work, open the VIEW tab at the top. At the top portion of the VIEW tab choose VECTOR VIEW and there you can turn on anti-aliasing viewing. Personally, I ink with an anti-aliasing line and when I finished I turn it off because it makes for a more distinct line. And it doesnt look pixelated in print.

Also, as far as the color goes, you need to go to (I believe) FILE tab and choose PREFERENCES. I may be wrong, if i am, ill update you exactly where it is. The tone problem is that the color formats used in Manga are in Japanese format. But not to worry- EX4 has like fourteen different color formats: like, 7 for CMYK and 7 for RGB or something like that. unfortunately, i have not finished researching which one is standardly used in the US: coated or not coated. Hope this helps.
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