Yes I did… but only after JesnCin figured out what the text said here :3.
Here’s a preview of the next page because it’s been too long ;__;. Still picking away at it every chance I get.
I made it look like a promotional poster for the city. Can you decipher the text? :3

Here’s a preview of the next page because it’s been too long ;__;. Still picking away at it every chance I get.

I made it look like a promotional poster for the city. Can you decipher the text? :3

Stop by to watch Page 16 being made! :D

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The Amya Chronicle’s Kickstarter: One Week Left.

Hello everyone. The Amya Kickstarter is now one week away from its funding deadline. With our tracking sitting at 66% funded, we are still in need of great assistance!

Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.  

As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.

Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further! Tumblr has been our leading referral for donations, so you guys are making a big difference with each reblog!

CLICK HERE to check out the Kickstarter.

CLICK HERE to check out the Amya website.

All my thanks,

Savannah Houston-McIntyre

There are now only 4 days left to make this happen! Please help us out by rebloging and spreading the word!

Reblogging again in case anyone missed it! They’re so close to making it happen, aaah! ;__;. If any of my fellow webcomic buddies reblogged this it’d make a huge difference, I’m sure :). 4 days to go!

If anyone is looking for a lovely comic to read & support, Amya’s Kickstarter only has a few days left with only a little ways to go! It’s a fantastic read with gorgeous art, so check it out!

Thank you for the support guys! There are now three days left, and we are almost at 80%! Anyone who reblogs this as we head into the final stretch is amazing.

There are 60 hours left, with 14% left to raise! Please help us out with a reblog if you can!

It’s the final stretch and they’re so close to getting Volume 1 funded, but they still need your support and reblogs! *__* Just a small push forward with a share/reblog/retweet and you could help make it happen!

This is the first Kickstarter I’ve backed, and that’s only because I thought setting up an account there would be complicated - but it was as simple as it gets. If that’s been holding you back too, please consider backing your first Kickstarter with Amya! <3

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The Amya Chronicle’s Kickstarter: One Week Left.

Hello everyone. The Amya Kickstarter is now one week away from its funding deadline. With our tracking sitting at 66% funded, we are still in need of great assistance!

Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.  

As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.

Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further! Tumblr has been our leading referral for donations, so you guys are making a big difference with each reblog!

CLICK HERE to check out the Kickstarter.

CLICK HERE to check out the Amya website.

All my thanks,

Savannah Houston-McIntyre

There are now only 4 days left to make this happen! Please help us out by rebloging and spreading the word!

Reblogging again in case anyone missed it! They’re so close to making it happen, aaah! ;__;. If any of my fellow webcomic buddies reblogged this it’d make a huge difference, I’m sure :). 4 days to go!

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Hello everyone,

The Kickstarter for Amya’s next print project has gone live!

Please check it our here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1530128474/amya-volume-one

Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.  

As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.

Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further!

All my thanks,

Savannah Houston-McIntyre

I realize I’m sharing this again. Anyone who supports or is interested in independent comics I urge to look into helping with this project. Amya is a charming and elegant comic, and the head creator is someone I’ve come to think of as a friend. I’ve already pledged a donation, but I’m hoping to get others to as well.

So I’m reposting this because Amya’s Kickstarter had kind of a major setback and needs all the help it can get. The sidebar ad they had going for various related websites was broken and didn’t lead to the correct site. The error wasn’t reported until 28 days into the 40-day Kickstarter. If anyone can spare the extra money to help them make goal, please look into doing so.

Help this awesome comic reach its goal! It’s so close and it hurts to see such a great Kickstarter set back by technical difficulties :(

4 Days and less than $4000 (CAD) dollars to go! Help my friends get Volume 1 of their amazing fantasy comic off the ground! Please consider reblogging if you haven’t :D

The four short stories I did the artwork for a while back will be in this volume :), but I backed the Kickstarter because that Volume 1 print looks so coool and I can’t wait to put it on my shelf - gold foil cover, and tons of extra art by Rebecca Gunter *__*

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Hello everyone,

The Kickstarter for Amya’s next print project has gone live!

Please check it our here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1530128474/amya-volume-one

Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.  

As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.

Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further!

All my thanks,

Savannah Houston-McIntyre

I realize I’m sharing this again. Anyone who supports or is interested in independent comics I urge to look into helping with this project. Amya is a charming and elegant comic, and the head creator is someone I’ve come to think of as a friend. I’ve already pledged a donation, but I’m hoping to get others to as well.

So I’m reposting this because Amya’s Kickstarter had kind of a major setback and needs all the help it can get. The sidebar ad they had going for various related websites was broken and didn’t lead to the correct site. The error wasn’t reported until 28 days into the 40-day Kickstarter. If anyone can spare the extra money to help them make goal, please look into doing so.

Help this awesome comic reach its goal! It’s so close and it hurts to see such a great Kickstarter set back by technical difficulties :(

Hello!! I was just wondering how you set up your comic page layout in manga studio? I'm a little lost with it!! Do you layout the page in manga studio and then move to photoshop to draw/colour? And how does the transition back and forth work for you?? :)
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I set up my pages in Manga Studio using the Rectangle Frame tool.

Because Manga Studio is so customizable, the Rectangle Frame tool might be in a different spot on your toolbox, or in a Sub Tool tab under another tool.

You can set up rulers and guides to make sure your panel area is in just the right spot and then drag out a rectangle.

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Manga Studio will then create a folder for you to draw all the panel content in.

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I’d recommend saving this as a Manga Studio file called “page template” or something so you can load it up whenever you need it.

From here I use the Frame Border tool to add in some panels (again, depending on your layout, you may need to do some poking around in the toolbox to find this one). Depending on your settings, it may create a new folder for each panel - I have it set to make just one folder.

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I usually do everything from the sketch, to the inks, to the flats and painting the backgrounds in Manga Studio.

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Really, if Manga Studio suddenly had a History Brush and more complex color adjustments, I would never go back to Photoshop for comics. It’s great for flatting once you get the hang of using Draft and Reference layers. It has settings to expand colors you set down using the Fill Bucket so that there are no empty spaces under the lines. You don’t even need to have obsessively clean lines like I do if you fiddle with the settings just right XD.

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Once all that’s done, I export from Manga Studio’s default file format to Photoshop’s PSD format in order to make my final adjustments and shade the characters, and most everything carries over nicely. It even makes a nice layer group with a mask to match your frames.

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Unfortunately, any text you’ve made in Manga Studio will be rasterized, so you’ll need to retype it if you want to edit it again. The same goes for text when importing PSDs to Manga Studio. That’s really the only trouble I’ve had when working between the two programs.

Also, another thing to note is that Manga Studio Draft/Reference layers will be ignored when exporting to PSD, so make sure to turn those back into regular layers if you want to keep them during export.

I hope this answers your question! :D

Hi :) do you have a solution to the issue of not knowing if your screen colour settings will match the print output settings of the place that prints your comic???? really enjoying the new pages by the way! Seta :'(

One good way is to use Photoshop’s “Proof Colors” function: View > Proof Colors, and be sure that “Working CMYK” is selected under View > Proof Setup.

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While it’s difficult to know how each printer will handle your image, they’ll all be printing them out in CMYK. With Proof Colors, you can work in RGB (lower file size, more filters/blending-modes available), while making sure that the colors you pick will look okay when converted to CMYK.

Additionally (this is my favorite option) you can check View > Gamut Warning and it will show colors that don’t print well in CYMK as solid gray pixels.

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You can then make a selection and adjust the colors until they don’t appear gray anymore (Image > Adjustments > Replace Color… works well for this.)

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A good thing to remember is that images will always print out darker than they appear on your screen, so always make sure to keep at least your focus elements relatively bright. You can use color contrasts rather than luminance differences to imply dark vs light in the scene (admittedly something I often neglect XD)

Lastly, even if you’ve taken tons of precautions, the only foolproof way to make sure the print comes out the way you want it is to order a single test copy and see if anything needs major revisions before getting more printed.

I hope this helps!