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    [Cleaning] Re: how much to crop

    Not really. The margins are there for a reason, after all. That's how the mangaka finalized it. I only ever cropped a straight line along the edges after rotating the page to make sure it's straight.
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    [Cleaning] Re: [Cleaning] Redrawing Dotted Lines

    That's what we used to call 'Speedline Hell'. It was basically patterns with speedlines over them. It was a pain, but mostly you just dropped a replacement pattern over it and redrew the lines with...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Need some help with MQ scans.

    Using Topaz was your first mistake. You want to clean that by hand. It'll look so much better.
  4. [Typesetting] Re: Wild Words intl in OTF (find or make?)

    I think ccWildWords (the International version that I bought) would work.
  5. [Discussion] Re: All The Needed to Create a Scanlation Group

    While dropbox is a great resource, adding an FTP to your own site is not something you want to overlook. Being able to allow for multiple individual accounts to access their own and group contents is...
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    Sticky: Re: Editing Practice #002 - The Lesson

    Your image link seems to have gone all 404 on you. Might want to rehost, possibly to a more stable host? Imgur, perhaps?
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    Sticky: Re: How did you come across MangaHelpers?

    MH used to be the heart of the community, allowing raws, scans and releases to be hosted. That's why I posted my scans and Ju-Ni releases here. But now...
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    [Movies] Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    Probably not. I'm sure it's an Asylum Films (or whatever they're called now) knock-off. You know, the guys who did Transmorphers.
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    [Miscellaneous] Re: Font Database

    For all of you groups who do non-english, I recommend WildWords International for all the fancy punctuation that regular WW doesn't have.
  10. [Cleaning] Re: Orcist's Quick and Dirty Precleaning Tutorial

    Ugh... Denoisers and blurring... You embody what's wrong with manga cleaning these days.
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    [Cleaning] Re: Borders Tutorial

    I use the rectangle tool set to paths to draw a path around the panels I want to stroke, then stroke with 2px pencil. For diagonals, I make the shape, drag it into place and stroke twice with a 2px...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Help with cleaning this scan?

    No. No, we do not use Topaz. That's the opposite of what we're going for, as the OP said.

    That page was scanned with "Auto-correct" (or whatever anything outside of Photoshop calls it) and with a...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Preserving the 'pattern.'

    Weekly pages are ugly. The printing is occasionally uneven and even if it's not, the quality and coloring of the pages themselves (at least in Jump) makes preserving the patterns an impossible dream....
  14. [Scanning] Re: how do i rip apart the manga volume book?

    If you don't care about the spine, you can use a saw. A very fine-toothed saw like a hacksaw will probably be best, as long as you go very slowly to keep the pages from tearing. This method is NOT...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Clean check/advice, tips, tricks?

    THANK YOU!

    I've been saying this for years, but now I'm hearing my cries begin to echo among the masses! The best way to clean is to actually do the work necessary. You need help, find more people...
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    [Scanning] Re: Help with Scanning

    First, you get a scanner.
    Then, you put a page in the scanner.
    Then, you scan the page.

    Hope that helps! :v

    Seriously, though, a few more details would help. Are you using the scanner...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Help with Cleaning a HQ Raw

    That's kind of dangerous advice. You have to be careful with that. Adjusting the brightness could help the whites at the expense of the blacks.
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Help with Cleaning a HQ Raw

    As zidane said, you might want to adjust your scanning process first. I put a piece of black construction paper behind my pages when I scan them. It prevents bleed-through from the other side of the...
  19. [Cleaning] Re: Need some help getting rid of smudges.

    Or you could NOT use a denoiser and try to put some actual effort into your pages. Just a thought.
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Some practice Cleans

    Well, you need to get rid of the text in panel 1 and you seem to have extended beyond the edge of the panel frame down at the bottom of the same panel. The fine lines are a bit blurry, especially in...
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    [Miscellaneous] Re: Question for typesetters

    It really depends on what you want, if you're in charge. When I did Angel Heart for Evil_Genius, the ellipses were always horizontal at the end of the last word in the sentence (like this...). For...
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    [Miscellaneous] Re: Question for all scanlators

    My group's working on Bleach and it's licensed. But it's not like we're going to stop anytime soon.
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Some practice Cleans

    Better. Now zoom in and start getting rid of the rest of the noise. Use a brush instead of the burn/dodge tools. Just black and white, since it's a black and white image. You'll end up with a better...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Some practice Cleans

    Stop doing that. Denoisers are a cancer.
  25. [Miscellaneous] Re: [Tutorial] Convert manga pages to outline sketches (lineart ??)

    Yeah, it'd help if Topaz wasn't used to blur the image. People really should stop saying that it's okay to use.
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Need experienced cleaner help!

    For the last panel it looks pretty good, though trying to match the gradient might be a bit annoying. I'd say try to eyeball it with the gradient tool, experimenting with the opacity and a whole lot...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: First time cleaning and typeset !

    Hey, I know that Raw. :3

    Makes me sad to see that it was run through denoisers... :(

    Let's see... Denoising was mentioned... the blurriness and the noise...

    You didn't crop very well. You...
  28. [Cleaning] Re: what plugin that usually scanlator use for cleaning?

    Oh, it just turned into a bad day to be you, Unok. >D

    And no, you don't need ANY plugins or filters of any sort, per se. But if you're not doing HQ work, you're free to use whatever you want to...
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    Poll: [Seinen] Re: xxxHolic Manga Release Schedule

    Wish I'd checked the thread before I went to pick up Young Mag. :s
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: How do I merge doublepages in Photoshop?

    What I do is to first rotate the pages so they're both straight. Then I change the canvas size of one, usually the left-hand page out of habit, to 15.0 inches. That's a little more than twice the...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Height

    I use CDisplay to read, which scales things to the height of my choosing, so it doesn't matter much to me. But Ju-Ni's releases have been at 1500 height for a long time. The RAWs I scan are usually...
  32. [Miscellaneous] Re: I can't upload manga and submit group..

    I'm assuming Gamaran, based on the other open tab.
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    [Cleaning] Re: How to do it?

    Eh, I wouldn't go that far. It still looks pretty bad. The diagonal "pattern" just looks worse. :v

    EDIT: vv Eh, I'm too lazy to tilt my head.
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    [Cleaning] Re: How to do it?

    Create a pattern in 'Shop and you can copy/paste it into the clean. Trim away the excess with the Polygonal Lasso tool and then redraw anything that needs to be on top of the pattern. Line art,...
  35. [Typesetting] Re: Dumb question: capitals only in scans?

    Because you're making assumptions? A lot of groups use fonts similar to Anime Ace or WildWords. Those fonts only have SLIGHT variations between capital and lower-case letters. Trust me, they're using...
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    [Discussion] Re: Question: what makes a scan LQ/MQ/HQ?

    Ah, that's the one I saw back in the day. :D

    Thanks SZ :)
  37. [Discussion] Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Well, maybe not IMPOSSIBLE, but probably not worth the effort. Finding a better scan would lead to a much better page overall.



    If M7 is like Ju-Ni (and I think they are ;) ) the cleaning test...
  38. [Discussion] Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Oh God! http://vicissitude.ju-ni.net/Emoticons/Gonk.gif

    Yeah, that'd be LQ. Definitely. Take a look at some of the raws that come up on the front page. I've uploaded quite a few myself, since I...
  39. [Discussion] Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Possibly. Can you put up a page as an example?



    A few on my team use a tablet. I tried, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. I'm using the mouse.
  40. [Discussion] Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Oh, okay. :D
  41. [Discussion] Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Ahem. AND Ju-ni. http://vicissitude.ju-ni.net/Emoticons/Colbert.gif

    And yes, I've spent up to 12 hours on a spread before. Mostly it was a lot of really annoying details. I've since gotten faster,...
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    [Discussion] Re: Question: what makes a scan LQ/MQ/HQ?

    That's not the one I found way back when, but still a good idea of what's expected. :)
  43. [Discussion] Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    It might not matter for lower-quality pages, but I do HQ Bleach cleans and it varies by page. Some take an hour or so, some could take upwards of 12 hours. I've had pages like both. Mostly it's all...
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    [Discussion] Re: Question: what makes a scan LQ/MQ/HQ?

    Pretty much. LQ is just bare minimum cleaning, if any, at this point. Wipe out the text, maybe level, put new text in.

    MQ is more in-depth. Proper leveling, clearing out the noise (dirt, flecks of...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: My first work.

    Better, but I still think you're losing a lot of definition in the art. The black line art over the patterns should be touched up a good deal. And in panel 3, for example, the shadow on the wall....
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: My first work.

    Even factoring in my dislike of filters for cleaning, you overdid it. A lot.

    I'd recommend leveling gently and doing your best to try and preserve the patterns as much as possible. As they are...
  47. [Misc Attempt] Re: I've finished cleaning, but the raws have still left their mark

    Technically, that's not the top of my scanner. :3

    But yes, it's a simple matter to just crop away the excess. I'd recommend rotating the page first to get the frames as straight as possible, then...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: help with cleaning please

    Okay, I can see them now. :)

    First off, I'll say that I don't like denoisers. That in mind, let's continue.

    You may need to level the image a little to adjust the colors. Increasing the left...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: help with cleaning please

    Could you fix the 2nd and 3rd link? They're giving a 404 because the links go nowhere.
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    [Scanning] Re: Scanning RAW Help!

    I recommend against resizing at all during the process. It readjusts the colors and starts blending things together. I make sure I only resize once down to 1500 height during the entire process of...
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