Spent a few hours working on getting Manga Studio 5 up to speed w/my usual workflow. I'm a big fan of Paint Tool Sai and used it for 85-90% of my art, using Photoshop CS5 for post FX and touch ups. I'm very impressed w/ MS5's watercolor brushes, as well as its comic creation tools, and wanted to replace Paint Tool Sai if possible. It hasn't been that easy right out of the box.
You see, Paint Tool Sai's ink brush (it only comes with one) is just darn near perfect. I can adjust the settings in many ways to tweak it, but essentially it's a one-size-fits-all equation...and it works! So finding an ink tool that gave me the feel and simplicity of PTS's ink tool seemed to be a challenge at first. My solution?
I ended up using
's custom brush here ---> [link]
I just installed it and VOILA! It worked just like PTS's ink brush. For the pencil brush, I ended up using the standard hard brush and just lowered the hardness level and it seems to work fine.
Keep in mind, this is just me being nitpicky and hesitant to changing what already worked for me in other programs. But MS5's flexibility proves this is an excellent program!!!! I'm able to get what I want, how I want it!
I know there are tons of other brushes in MS5 that I could use, and I plan on getting acquainted with them all in the coming months. In the meantime, it feels like an old glove now. Better even.
See you in the gallery!