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    [Cleaning] Re: how much to crop

    I'd suggest not cropping the white space. It's kind of an aspect of the manga's art, although a minor one.
  2. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    Oh, merge all just to make sure levels layers don't change with the profile change.
  3. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    Well converting a scan (which most likely isn't dotgrain 20% in the first place) to dot grain 20% is what darkens the grays, so some colors will be lost. It doesn't show up in photoshop unless you...
  4. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    I used to think this too and was very confused about it for a while. The actual reason is that the default color profile for grayscale PSDs in photoshop is "Dot Gain 20%", and needs to be changed to...
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Photoshop - Questions and Discussion

    A curves (ctrl-m) with these points should work good enough:
    39, 0
    69, 62
    95, 95
    160, 163
    215, 225
    231, 255
    (also make sure it is on Light (0-255) mode not Pigment/Ink%)

    Some details will...
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: gimp question :)

    If the cleaned pages are in a non layered image type (jpg/png), then the white boxes are probably there in the image when not viewing it in GIMP, however different methods of rendering the image...
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    [Seinen] Re: Zetman by Katsura Masakazu

    Not sure, you can find it on rawpiece.com though.
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    [Seinen] Re: Zetman by Katsura Masakazu

    Chapter 188's out also, good stuff there too. You should probably put that in a spoiler though, yes?
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    [Miscellaneous] Re: how they do it ?

    The magazine has to ship out to other countries beforehand, and stores aren't supposed to sell it before the specified date, but sometimes people are able to get them early.
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    [Discussion] Re: where can i get raws ?

    Mangahelpers doesn't host raws anymore, but google is your friend.
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: cleaning attempt

    Still too much. Notice all the details that are being distorted or completely turned black. I'd recommend no filters.

    ---------- Post added September 27, 2011 at 09:18 AM ---------- Previous post...
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    The First King by Chen Uen

    http://static.mangahelpers.com/gallery-thumbnails2/15853

    Title: The First King (始皇)
    By: CHEN Uen
    Original Publisher: N/A (1998)
    Target Group: Adults, Men
    Genre: Action, Historical
    Chinese...
  13. Heroes of the East Chou Dynasty by Chen Uen

    http://static.mangahelpers.com/gallery-thumbnails2/15839

    Title: Heroes of the East Chou Dynasty (东周英雄传)
    By: CHEN Uen
    Original Publisher: Tong Li (1991)
    Target Group: Adult, Men
    Genre: Action,...
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    Banzai by Chen Uen

    http://static.mangahelpers.com/gallery-thumbnails2/15835

    Title: Banzai (萬歳)
    By: CHEN Uen
    Original Publisher: Tong Li (1996)
    Target Group: Adult, Men
    Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural ...
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    Magical Super Asia by Chen Uen

    http://static.mangahelpers.com/gallery-thumbnails2/15830

    Title: Magical Super Asia (美丽深邃的亚细亚)
    By: CHEN Uen
    Original Publisher: Kodansha (1992)
    Target Group: Adult, Men
    Genre: Action,...
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    Assassin's Story by Chen Uen

    http://static.mangahelpers.com/gallery-thumbnails2/15827

    Title: Assassin's Story (刺客列传)
    By: CHEN Uen
    Original Publisher: China Times Publishing (1985), Dala Publishing Company (2009)
    Target...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Tips needed for fast cleaning.

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc145/DrPepperPro/misc/everything_went_better_than_expected-1.jpg

    Yeah gaussian blur on just the layer that's just the leveled raw. If it's been merged with the...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Tips needed for fast cleaning.

    Yep that'd probably work. The trickiest thing I'd imagine would be rotating and resizing it to line up properly. You might wanna line up the top and bottom separately, since there's a blank white...
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    [Scanning] Re: Scan Question

    If you mean the general scanlation process, here's a thread where a similar question was answered: http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php/67352-scanlation-process

    If you mean scanning a...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Tips needed for fast cleaning.

    The left side is fixable with just dodge tool (highlights at about 3%), and maybe a little sharpening over some parts. For the right side, yeah blurring with a filter could help. The way I'd do it...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Tips needed for fast cleaning.

    Hmm. That's pretty bad then. The only way I see to make the textures and line quality fit in is to redraw :/. Any kind of quick leveling on the edge just seems to make it look more out of place, and...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Tips needed for fast cleaning.

    Filters are mainly shunned because they can make the art look worse than the raw itself. They can help, in moderation, and on raws that actually need it. From what you're describing, I don't think...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: cleaning attempt

    Using that much of a filter really messes up the author's intent of what the art looks like. Just use a simple leveling (ctrl+L in photoshop) of around [35, 0.93, 231]. The raws are pretty crap, and...
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    [Miscellaneous] Re: I also need help with a Color Page

    I PMed you the page.
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Font Identification and Recommendations

    Jack Armstrong and Steel City Comic.
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    [Chapter] Re: Berserk 324 Discussion

    Someone who worships the Christian concept of Satan accepts the stories of Christianity as true, they just worship a different deity. Someone who rejects the stories of Christianity does not worship...
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    [Challenge Attempt] Re: [Raenef] attempts Editing Practice #002!

    Just some general comments:

    -You should probably leave the page size larger. The raw was 1536 height, and I'd recommend leaving it at that. This raw doesn't require much leveling, so it doesn't...
  28. [Miscellaneous] Re: New Scanlator needs help with editing a page

    Mostly just use the clone stamp tool to copy lines from other parts over the text. You can also go over the text first with a white brush so it's less confusing.

    This is the clone stamp tool:...
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Photoshop - Questions and Discussion

    Make sure Window>Navigator has a checkmark next to it. If it already does, then you might have that panel minimized or collapsed. These images might help:...
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    [Seinen] Re: Shigurui by Yamaguchi Takayuki

    Looks like it was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dd%C5%8Dza

    The one volume sidestory, do you mean Shigurui Ougihidensho? That thing is like an info booklet, mostly repeating info from the...
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Font Identification and Recommendations

    This is the closest font I could find: http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/singles/red_rooster/los_alamos_pro_fat_man/
    If it's from a scanlation, you could ask the scanlation group nicely and they'll...
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    [Anime] Re: Berserk Movie Announced

    Could possibly be posters that they'll be giving to theaters to put up, but yes, let's hope for some real trailers.
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Font Identification and Recommendations

    If you're looking for something more hand drawn, I'd recommend:
    -Freestyle Script
    -Emmascript MVB Std
    -Legault Std
    -Rage Italic LET
    -CCDearDiary (not really cursive, but it also is more comicky)...
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Font Identification and Recommendations

    Oh sorry, your message was in the pending queue for a while for some reason. Anyways, the font is Komika Axis, though it's used there with smaller width and larger line spacing. And it's a free...
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    [Discussion] Re: Anime/Manga Custom Soundtracks

    For manga that have an anime of which I've seen and liked the music (and experiences attached to the music), I'll listen to that and any related music. Such things as Death Note, Mushishi (though...
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    [Chapter] Re: Berserk 321 Discussion

    There are still things remaining of the IoE.

    -The lost chapter is "God of the Abyss 2", and chapter 82 right before it being "God of the Abyss" is still in v13. It has Griffith sinking downward...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: My Filterless Clean Attempt

    That's just from too much leveling. On this raw it should be a lot less, and then the grays look decent. But if they did get messed up from even a proper amount of leveling, then to fix that in...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Borders Tutorial

    When you're on the line tool, make sure you have the "fill pixels" mode selected, then the anti-aliasing option appears.

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc145/DrPepperPro/misc/cs3-line-aa2.jpg
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    Sticky: Editing Challenges

    bump
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    [Seinen] Re: Shigurui by Yamaguchi Takayuki & Nanjou Norio

    Well since his new manga is a revisiting/continuation of Kakugo no Susume, maybe he'll eventually come back to doing more on Shigurui. Just hoping, probably won't happen though, and the ending is...
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    [Seinen] Re: Shigurui by Yamaguchi Takayuki & Nanjou Norio

    v15 in english: http://www.mediafire.com/?2h770zuzaimq4u1

    higher resolutions will be uploaded kinda soon:
    http://anonymousstem.blogspot.com/
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    [Chapter] Re: Berserk 317 Discussion

    Imma let you finish but if the slower scanlation takes on average X days after the chapter comes out to be released, then after you wait for it the first time, your time in between reading chapters...
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    [Seinen] Re: Shigurui by Yamaguchi Takayuki & Nanjou Norio

    There's no raw, it's just a preview page that champion red has been putting on their site for the beginning pages of chapters for a while now. Sometimes they don't put a preview, sometimes they do. ...
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    [Seinen] Re: Shigurui by Yamaguchi Takayuki & Nanjou Norio

    It's the first 2 pages of the last chapter in v15. Very very very possibly spoiling, so a warning to anyone who wants to look at.
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Help identify these fonts

    anime ace and blambot casual
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    [Cleaning] Re: RAW Cleaning by Manga4TW

    Too much filtering.

    Just looking at the raw gives you a better idea of what the artist actually drew. Your brain can filter out all the dirt and noise better than photoshop can.
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    [Cleaning] Re: A Good Gray Pattern?

    http://www.newfs.to/m_yuuki/html/halftone.html

    download the "halftone191.zip"
    extract the folder, and double click on the "Halftone.8bf" file. That should add it to the filter list in photoshop....
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Wildlife with accent, please!

    http://frgwb.com/images/fontscom/204039.png

    Ah yes, Wildlife font, a good one.


    But anyways, if you meant Wild Words, this guy made a version for spanish, which would probably work for...
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: I'm looking for these fonts

    1st one: Ondine LT Std
    2nd one: Balloon XBd BT
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    [Cleaning] Re: Cleaning RawParadise Raws in GIMP

    an kinda easy way to get rid of most of it is to:

    1: DL photoshop (free, but buy it later blah blah blah)
    2: Ok you can probably do it in GIMP, so I'll give general guidelines then.
    3: Make a...
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