Troubleshooting the new Contour Line Paint Tool

Today marks the release of a new Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint version for English users. With it, a brand new tool! It’s a little unwieldy at first, but once you get used to it, the tool’s quite amazing. Just make sure to use brushes that don’t...

Layer types: How to get a custom brush to behave

While not necessarily a bug, the way custom brush materials work are a little counter-intuitive to those used to Photoshop. In Photoshop, saving brush presets doesn’t typically lock color information. In Manga Studio, it does by default, presumably to make it...

A little more like Photoshop: Using Opacity & Brush Density

There’s a lot of parallels between Manga Studio and Photoshop. Opacity and flow are two of the most powerful brush controls that apply to all brushes.  In Manga Studio, flow is called Brush Density.While not absolutely necessary, understanding opacity and flow...

The Two Best Brush Packs I’ve Run Into

If you’re looking for alternatives to the default brushes or you want to learn how to play with the brush settings, there’s two purchasable brush packs for Manga Studio 5. Now, neither of these are like what you usually find in brush packs, chock full of...

Okay, let’s try this again O_O!

This site has been woe-fully barren for some time. To make a long story short, I’ve been blogging the wrong way. I’m more of a technical user than an actual artist. Drawing is very difficult for me even though I have been able to do complete works before....
Welcome to Manga Studio Sensei!

Welcome to Manga Studio Sensei!

I’m happy to present the new and improved Manga Studio Sensei. Pardon my dust and eraser shavings as I fill the website with more tutorials, tips and tricks. First off, my long term goal is to be able to present enough materials to get an absolute digital art...

Latest Tweets



Web Resources

Sometimes Google falls short when providing resources to help you as a digital artist. Here’s a collection of my absolute favorite sites to visit when I’m looking for training, insight and inspiration.

Old Archive

Looking for the old Manga Studio site? I’ve kept it around for safe-keeping.