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Rotating Text in MangaStudio Ex 4.0 by mikan02 Rotating Text in MangaStudio Ex 4.0 by mikan02
    My first tutorial ever. And I swear, I really think this is waaaaaaaayy too pathetically long for such a cheap trick. But I hope I can help someone out there.

    I kind of discovered this long ago, while I was doing Page 25-26 of the Romeo and Cinderella doujin. And I thought that I might share this, since there were to similar tutorials like this in deviantART.

    Download for its full size :meow:

    If you have questions, please do tell me. I will try my very best to answer them.

    All the manga pages that were used as an example solely belong to their respective owners. I do not own any of them.

    Fonts used:
    Just the Way You Are|| Martina|| Letter O Matic || Arial

    Programs used:
    Adobe Photoshop CS5 || MangaStudio EX 4.0 || PaintTool SAI

    Thanks for reading~!
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Tommo2304 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!! :happybounce: 
rabby Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thank you so much!! This also works in MangaStudio 5!! I can't believe they haven't added a way to do this more simply, but I am so happy you found a way and were so patient as to show us!! Thank you!!
Hikaru-Aoitsuki Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! now i can do this! I didn't think to do this like that but that works very good so THANK YOU ALOT !
Linntpin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Ops. Sorry for the double post but i am wondering if it is possible to rotate a speech bubble? I have some speech bubbles I download but it's not in the orientation I want it in and I can't seen to rotate it.

mikan02 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student General Artist
By orientation, do you mean the speech balloon tail? When you double-click the speech balloon there's a speech balloon tab and from there you might be able to edit the position of the tail, as well as it's length and all by dragging around the points that appear on the bubble. 

However, if there is no such option available, you may right click the layer, rasterize it so that it can be rotated. :)

///sorry for the late reply ; w ;
Linntpin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Spent a good 2 hrs trying  to figure out how to rotate my text in manga studio and finally gave up. I'm glad I didn't complete give up or else I'll never would hove found this. Thanks for the tutorial it is great help.

i just wish I didn't have to go through all the steps to just rotate my text can't manga studio be link photoshop in regards to this area. Sigh.
thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
THANK-YOUUUU! This has got to be the most annoying thing about this software and it's so fricken stupid that they didn't add this as an option. 
Rod242 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Rasterize the layer!  Now why didn't I think of that???  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! JM-Henry, thanks to you, too, that was the super down and dirty quick version!  lol The only drawback is you can't edit the text further.  Oh well, a few mere words of text are easy to re-type; at least I can now rotate it!  It was driving me bonkers! :)
mikan02 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad that you found it useful! you just really have to make super sure that your text is final. :meow:
inejwstine Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was afraid the only option would be to rasterize it...  Oh well, it works.  I'd recommend making a copy of the text layer and making it invisible, that way you still have the original in case you do need to go back and make changes.
Anyway, thanks for the tip!
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