Sketching color manga
(1) I created a new layer on top of the “storyboard” layer and sketched with the [Pencil] tool > [Mechanical pencil] sub tool.
(2) Once the sketch was done, the I hid the “storyboard” layer for now.
To make inking easier, I changed the [Layer color] of the “sketch” layer to light blue and lowered the opacity.
 Inking color manga
(1) While selecting the “borders” frame folder, I created a new vector layer.
This makes a layer inside of the frame border folder.
I created vector layers for the first, third and fourth frames and inked using the [Pen] tool > [G-pen] sub tool.
The second frame is outside of the frame borders, so it isn’t in the frame border folder.
For details about vector layers, please click here.
(2) I inked background items such as the desk using the [Straight line] sub tool.
Note: You can also use drawing tools such as the [G-pen] by holding the [Shift] key when drawing.
(3) I finished frames one, three, and four.
(4) Next, I inked the second frame. For the second frame, I created a new vector layer above the “borders” frame border folder.
I hid the “borders” frame frame folder when drawing so that I wouldn’t be distracted by the other frames.
Note: Click on the eye icon beside a layer to hide it. Click the space again to make the layer visible.
(5) I inked the other frames as well.
(6) Once I finished inking, I started cleaning up by erasing the intersecting lines.
This is easy on a vector layer.
I selected [Vector eraser] from the [Eraser] tool’s property palette, and set it to [Erase up to intersection].
Using this [Eraser] tool, I can easily erase and clean up complex intersections.
All of the frames are finished.
In the next lesson, I will make the speech balloons.