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Digital Manga Tutorial by Minyi Digital Manga Tutorial by Minyi
Basic Photoshop skills required (e.g Layers, able to install downloaded tones/ effects)

Due to a high demand, I decided to finally bring out a tutorial on how I draw my manga 'Shadow Sprinters'

It tells almost everything I know and learnt off my own self taught experiences with manga drawing.

I'm not a professional, I merely started drawing manga pages only this year, though people still wanna know how I did it ;;;;

All I have to say is....


I only learnt through lots of practise and analysing existing manga for inspirations XD

Useful links</u>

Screentone downloads

Anime Ace font


Read Shadow Sprinters here

Read AEVUM (Prequel to Shadow Sprinters)
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Digital Manga Tutorial by *Minyi -- Suggester's words: If you're making a manga and you happen to read a tutorial, make this THE tutorial. It's absolutely stunning how it covers all the aspects of successfully bringing to life your stories through a series of simple steps and tips that will help you along the way. It explains the basics of creating a manga page and then gives you pieces of advice that'll turn it from an average page to an epic one! Definitely worth reading and putting to practice! ( Suggested by rydi1689 and Featured by FantasyStock )
Aerite Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial was amazing easy to follow and contained lots of good tips. Thank you for your hard work~
HyeeMi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Omg, it is such amazing! Thanks a lot! +_+
Mjuno-neko Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bless this post!Been wanting to try my hands over making manga digitally...and this tutorial inspires me.Thank you for sharing this tutorial!
ButtonedPig Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Ultimately helpful :D
killikgokuyoh Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*0* This is so amazingly helpful thank you so much!
TheUltimateKitty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How does one add tone for a character that is entirely black, like a black cat etc?
Minyi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Erase the parts you want toned I guess? Then add another layer dedicated for the screentones beneath the ink layer.
Wolfdragon17 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It`s really helpfull! Thank you so much ^^ :D It will help me so much <3
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, could there be something for me too because you see, I use Firealpaca and Gimp as my programs
Minyi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah sorry I don't use those programs ;; only Photoshop
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WendyLine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh..I need this! Thanks for sharing! :)
Nemelex Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
thank you! very good points.
umbrella4c Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
thanks so much ^^
Na0Dith-Kewliez Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Whoa thats really helpful thank you for taking time to do this <3 I'll be sure to put it to good practice ^_^
pumpkiyn Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Thank you so much! This will help me a ton when I plan out for my Manga.
xKittyRaver Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I need manga tutorial .____.,
deidara44 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Super Cool.. this will be a big help :D
ysane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
god bless your heart lol this is very informative and i think you saved a lot of people lives today ll ut great work mate
tiffimew Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks for this
Nortraz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Thanks a lot,it helped very much!!
degajette Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
thanks for sharing ^^
its very helps me
adi-chi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is a very important tutorial for me. I understood many things about screentoning ! Thank you ! Really informative !
ScandinavianSweetie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be very helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this! :)
Kiyomi-Nakamura Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I love you so much right now. :) These are some great tips!!! ^_^
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u r amazing! I was wondrin wethr ud drawn it or it was official! incredible!
xDestinyStarzx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
CloudChoirPLZ THIS IS EXACTLY!!! WHAT I NEED FOR ME TO START ON CREATING A MANGA!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! *hugs!*Pikachus nuzzles cheeks  I'm sooooo glad to stumbled upon this!! Life saver!! :D YAY! Thanks for all the detailed tips! :3
kree7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
thank you! im about to start my own and this really helped!
odoyayay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Nice dude, you are realy Helping me so Much,
and about your secret, what's the name of the texture?
Minyi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I just look up 'paper texture' in search.
odoyayay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
yay Thank You
teejaii Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so incredibly helpful! Thanks for making this! :D
JKMlive Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
did you do this with a tablet?
Minyi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SilverToraGe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have a preference on brush settings for drawing out the characters?
Minyi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I just use the most basic default brush, one of the first ones in Photoshop.
SilverToraGe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have a preference on the brush preset or do you leave it at the default setting?
Minyi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I leave it completely default. I don't use any custom brushes.
snsdgirls Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
this is a amazing tutorial
yooci Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing!
Zetsubow Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really good tutorial, thanks for sharing your knowledge ;)
celestalchan Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this is really helpful !~ ^^
Do you think Photoshop Elements 8 is suited for this?
If you know what it's like, I mean because it isn't CS ect.

On the other hand,thank you!~ ^^
AschTheBloodyWolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't even emphasize how much this helped me! Thank you!
JKMlive Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks man i needed help with my paneling and inking
my story is great but the execution was poor so yeah thx for helping me with the tut
btw your art work is really cool it looks really professional
CrunchybellxkLC Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow !! Thanks for the tut ! ^^
sworderella2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh... my... gosh... this helped so much!!!
juubion Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!^^ I am sure this will help me tonz, thanks for sharing!
PurpleLeafX3 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I'm going to give it a try, thx ^^ Lately I got into digital coloring and I thought "hell, I should try drawing it from scratch"

Btw you are a really amazing artist , wish you much luck :)
ArtFan780 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question... when introducing character, is it ok to let the body cut the panelling? you know... like let him take a whole page or mabye let him take the right side of the page and intoduce his whole body??
Minyi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that works.
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