New To Manga, Scanning, Ink, Paper, Resolution, A4, Archive Format, Screen Tones, GIMP
I am about to partake of the Holy Manga Creation Process.
I would like to discuss and verify what makes sense.
I'm going to use a Nib Pen and an Inkwell after Sketching on (8 1/2 X 11 s).
Any suggestion here please! :)
After this I'm going to scan it in using a Epson or the like scanner with 4800x4800 dpi
in greyscale (16bit : 66535 levels of grey??).
Then I'm going to add custom dibbled Screen Tones after importing it into GIMP , with
GIMP using a series of layers.
Then I'll add the Text Balloons then import into OpenOffice and output to PDF and/or SWF
I *was* going to try to convert the works using a bitmap to vector process but it doesn't
make sense at this time.
I figure I can get 33% more detail if I stack (3) 8/2 X 11s horizontally and the adjusting
the layout and resolution via the final result output device (ipod, print,etc). So the scanned in result total will be 25.5 X 33 (multiplied by 4800^2 dpi) before final result. Does this make sense to you?
What do you guys use as your archive format as far as DPI? Is 4800dpi overkill? I
want to write for today as well as tommorow. And scalling from a good RAW you'll never
lose that quality.
Another question I was just thinking... When will they ever make 48bit colour available
for displays? It's a bit bizarre to see this in current scanners.
Should I use more than one type of pen? What is the best type of paper for the inking
I've very excited about this!
Always open to suggestions to this process.