I just recently took a year off of school and got a job as a security officer, and as alot of you are probably thinking right now, yes it involves alot of wacthing tv and doing nothing for a long period of time, and since i am majorly bored over there, i decided to try editing manga while im over there, but alas i am a complete photoshop newbie and a few of the terms over here where over my knowledge,,for now... so i was wondering if a experience editor might want to tutor me one on one via msn.
if anybody might be interested in wasting time and swaring alot, send me a pm and i will answer soon after. thanks
I definitely want to see a tutorial, about the camera-shoted manga pages, where the Q is so awful and the color is not even close to white. You know your stuff very very well~
Bow to you sempai~
I don't like making big tutorials but basically I'd do this:
make 2 copies of original page.
-Top one gets leveled so that the whites are good.
-The bottom one gets white leveld as much as it can be without hurting other stuff like gray textures or important lines.
-Blacks should be leveled like normal on both.
-Top layer gets a layer mask and make it all black, then use a white brush to fix the white areas. Stay out of any areas that are not supposed to be white, but smudge the white on the layer mask into it so it transitions nicely.
-After that it should basically looks like a good scan, except for the thing in the middle. Basically it's just like redrawing a normal 2 pager except that it's probably 2-4 times wider. The main difficulty is thatit's not clear as to what's supposed to go there.
-Use the severely darkened area as a guideline to redraw. Take textures from other areas and place them where they should be, and use brush/pen tool to draw in lines.
-If enough time is spent, he worst that can happen is it looks odd because the editor can't know exactly what was meant to go in such a large area.
I find that those scans usually have messed up textures overall. Replacing every texture on the page is possible, but it's really not worth it, even considering how not worth it is to fix what I mentioned above.
the first part I mentioned is for if there's lots of textures. If there's little of those though, it would be better to put the highly white leveled one on bottom with no layer mask, and then the less leveled one on top with a layer mask, and basically do the same thing but with the textured areas and other messed up stuff.
Last edited by DrPepperPro; February 01, 2009 at 10:33 PM.