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    Sticky Thread [Typesetting] Font Identification and Recommendations

    This thread is for people to ask about fonts. Whether you need help finding a font you saw somewhere or need advice on what kind of font to use for a...

    Started by DrPepperPro‎, January 30, 2006 01:44 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread [Info] Attention to International Scanlators!

    Hello everyone First of all, sorry that I had to make everyone to read this announcement, even though a large portion of you are not involved. ...

    Started by bax‎, August 30, 2009 12:30 PM
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    Sticky Thread [Discussion] Photoshop - Questions and Discussion

    Here is a place for you to talk about Photoshop (any version). You may ask questions, give tips, discuss features and plugins, share brushes and...

    Started by DrPepperPro‎, January 13, 2006 12:00 PM
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    Sticky Thread [Discussion] GIMP - Questions and Discussion

    Here is a place for you to talk about GIMP (any version). You may ask questions, give tips, discuss features and plugins, share brushes and other...

    Started by DrPepperPro‎, January 13, 2006 12:00 PM
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  1. [Miscellaneous] Font Database

    For all of those that might need it, here's a list of all fonts that I stumbled upon, and what they are used for. List of fonts Four fonts used...

    Started by Sir Eagle‎, December 30, 2010 07:15 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    March 08, 2012, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Poll

    Poll: [Discussion] Proposed Scanlation Ratings Changes

    Some of you may be aware, and others not, but there have been a few issues/complaints about the current rating system we have, so we talked amongst...

    Started by WinterLion‎, March 11, 2007 03:31 PM
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    April 23, 2007, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  3. [Scanning] Binding & Debinding Manga

    Hey, not sure if i'm suppose to post this here or even allowed to post this question? But what are things that should be done when scanning manga?

    Started by sao‎, May 05, 2006 01:29 PM
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    May 12, 2009, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  4. [Cleaning] how to get the grays like this

    OK I've been trying and trying but I can't seem to get the same effect as this. http://mangahelpers.com/s/i-eat-manga/readonline/17530/1 I'm...

    Started by hash899‎, May 04, 2009 12:43 PM
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    May 04, 2010, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  5. [Scanning] Need a new scanner, what to get?

    Okay, ATM, I have an HP All-In-One Scanner. The problem? Scans are too sharp. Even if I blur in photoshop, they're still not good enough for me to...

    Started by Dubby‎, December 03, 2008 07:31 PM
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    January 08, 2009, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  6. [Miscellaneous] What the hell is a QCer???

    well title is self-explanatory, while I was working on the cleaning and scanning practices and looking up tuts I saw QCer and I have no idea what...

    Started by Zero Black‎, April 13, 2007 08:24 PM
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    April 27, 2007, 11:28 PM Go to last post
  7. [Discussion] Question for scanlators and leechers alike! Translated SFX or no?

    What is your stance on editing SFX? Personally, I think it makes the manga look a lot more professionally-done, and gives a better all-around...

    Started by Emery‎, March 20, 2008 10:58 PM
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    August 21, 2009, 03:59 PM Go to last post
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    Poll: [Discussion] Height

    Well a discussion came up about height that scanlations should be. It really doesn't matter to me but I wanna see what you guys think. One that wins...

    Started by Xiphias‎, July 31, 2008 02:17 AM
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    December 21, 2009, 06:28 PM Go to last post
  9. [Discussion] What makes a scan LQ/MQ/HQ?

    Hi, I'm a newbie here. Previous threads related to my question is probably out there somewhere but I can't find it... I'm still getting used...

    Started by student_sol‎, September 15, 2009 06:04 AM
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    September 22, 2009, 05:25 AM Go to last post
  10. [Miscellaneous] Neat Image Pro for Mac

    Okay, so every scanlator and their grandmother has Neat Image now. I have it, you have it, we all have it. But, you see, I'm getting a Mac...

    Started by Emery‎, November 27, 2007 10:29 AM
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    November 28, 2007, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  11. [Discussion] How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    I just began scanlating (with some photoshop experience) but I think I'm spending way too much time.... and the results are still LQ!! OTL ...

    Started by student_sol‎, September 15, 2009 06:41 AM
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    September 17, 2009, 01:31 AM Go to last post
  12. [Cleaning] Cleaning RawParadise Raws in GIMP

    Okay, thanks to Raw-Paradise and their watermark of evil, I'm finding it incredibly difficult to clean the latest chapter of Hayate No Gotoku....

    Started by Hayate-kun Denwa‎, April 15, 2010 09:40 AM
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    April 19, 2010, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  13. [Cleaning] Grey link mangastream

    Please help me... how to clean grey like mangastream.. thank you

    Started by ardhycool‎, March 15, 2010 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,235
    March 18, 2010, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  14. Confused

    [Cleaning] what plugin that usually scanlator use for cleaning?

    I just want to ask, what plugins that scanlator usually use for cleaning? other than topaz and Neat image~ thanks:tem

    Started by sh1no‎, May 16, 2010 10:43 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    January 25, 2011, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  15. [Cleaning] How to get rid of scan lines

    I have no clue. Can you help me?

    Started by niiica‎, March 17, 2009 12:12 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    March 17, 2009, 03:16 AM Go to last post
  16. Question

    [Miscellaneous] Would you like an SHQ tutorial?

    I've been fiddling with the idea of doing an SHQ (Super High Quality) cleaning tutorial. But if it's an SHQ tutorial, that means I'm going to have to...

    Started by rolobio‎, February 08, 2009 08:09 AM
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    February 15, 2009, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  17. [Info] Scanlation Groups' Usage Rules

    Hi All Scanlators and International Scanlators, we are trying to identify the rules you have for your scans. For example, some of you may : -...

    Started by Nami‎, February 11, 2010 11:24 AM
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    October 10, 2010, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  18. [Miscellaneous] Hosting for Manga Groups

    Ok, well I thought I'd just say, I'm giving out free webspace for forums / sites for any Manga Group that needs a site and is using some crap free...

    Started by losedude‎, May 04, 2008 12:50 PM
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    April 21, 2010, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  19. [Scanning] Scanning RAW Help!

    After browsing through many RAWS, i found HQ RAWS, very "HQ" I just want some advice on example like the settings of scanners, or how to make the...

    Started by KelvinLee‎, August 29, 2009 08:59 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,863
    February 04, 2010, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  20. Frown

    [Scanning] Chinese raws for shoujo manga?

    Hi! I am from soon to be group Phoenix Serenade Scans. I have my website ready and am recruiting members as I speak. I am a cleaner, typesetter and a...

    Started by phoenixalia‎, May 26, 2012 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    May 28, 2012, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  21. Question

    [Discussion] New Cleaning Style Frenzy

    'Sup everybody! Everything okay? Hope so :) Good thing MH is such a big and wide spread community, cause that way i can put some order in my train...

    Started by kyuubi654‎, July 02, 2009 01:20 PM
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    August 23, 2009, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  22. [Cleaning] Color pages

    is there a good way to tackle editing color pages? I mean whenever i try it comes out like shit. What i mean is that editing out japanese text using...

    Started by NeoShweaty‎, July 19, 2006 09:51 AM
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    • Replies: 37
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    July 26, 2006, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  23. Confused

    [Miscellaneous] how do LQ raws exists?

    sorry if this sounds like a noob question but I've always wondered about this. You know those really god awful LQ raws, you know the one's that are...

    Started by Revilenigma‎, April 05, 2009 08:10 AM
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    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 3,297
    May 01, 2009, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  24. [Miscellaneous] Question for all scanlators

    I currently translate for Dark Towers but my friend and I are having problems with fans for a certain series. We recently dropped a series due to...

    Started by KuronekoX‎, March 28, 2010 04:04 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,292
    November 12, 2010, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  25. [Scanning] how do i rip apart the manga volume book?

    since ive never done it before or anyone on my group we need guidance on how to rip apart the pages from the glued book and scan it successfully. We...

    Started by sasiko‎, April 23, 2011 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,113
    June 18, 2011, 03:51 AM Go to last post
  26. [Cleaning] Question to all CLEANERS (Tablet)

    Hi to all, am an amateur cleaner working on my third Air Gear chapter, to those who know Air Gear, it is a VERY frustrating manga to clean due to so...

    Started by MXC‎, November 01, 2008 05:59 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,990
    December 04, 2008, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  27. [Cleaning] Help with cleaning this scan?

    Hello, I've been part of the scanalator community for more than a year but I had never really done scanning and cleaning myself. I scanned this...

    Started by cougarpeople‎, February 28, 2011 06:59 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,930
    July 30, 2011, 01:11 AM Go to last post
  28. [Miscellaneous] Custom-shaped text boxes?

    Is there any way in Gimp to make a custom-shapped text box? If not, is there some other program that allows for custom-shaped text boxes? It's...

    Started by CCCR‎, November 25, 2009 01:26 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,921
    December 05, 2009, 03:27 AM Go to last post
  29. [Cleaning] How can I clean a raw manga ?

    Please help me , I really want to scan / clean a manga but suddenly I don`t know how . I have a Photoshop ; can that help in cleaning a raw manga...

    Started by Otakuness‎, May 04, 2011 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,851
    May 07, 2011, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  30. [Miscellaneous] Taking Screen Caps

    Alright. I'm not sure If this is in the right thread, but it's worth a try. We all know when you watch something on your computer, and you want to...

    Started by Akasun‎, December 14, 2005 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,825
    June 14, 2006, 04:40 PM Go to last post

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