Process Party 2: Demonstrating how to use panel (frame) folders in Manga Studio 5.

Hey guys, time for another process video! In the comments of my last video, I was asked about how I set up my panels in Manga Studio, so I thought that would make a fantastic topic for this video. This video covers two areas:

The first part of the video breaks down the basic template I use for Stir Fry Comics. I go over how I use the panel folder (more correctly called frame folder) layers in Manga Studio 5, and the basic anatomy of my comics file set up.

In the second part, since you’ll find that I use frame folder layers a bit differently than Manga Studio intended, I also go over the general use. This way you can get an idea of how to take better advantage of what the frame folder concept has to offer.

I noticed that the original question was asking about a template. I didn’t really address that part, so I thought I would do that here. Basically I just set up my panels how I want them, as shown in the video, and then save that blank page as a regular Manga Studio file. Then when I want to use it, I simply open it, do my thing, and then save with a new file name, so I always have that blank template available.

Last note: I don’t think it’s too terrible, but I had some small audio issues, and I think the audio may have come out a little low in places. You might need to turn your speakers up! I apologize, this is my first real-time screen capture with live audio on my current set up, and I’m working out some of the bugs.

If you’re curious about the comic shown in the video, you can find it here.