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    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



    I just want a rough idea on how long cleaning should take if done efficiently...

    How long do you guys spend cleaning a page for LQ/MQ/HQ scans?


    Oh and I spend around 40~60 min per page...
    Last edited by student_sol; September 15, 2009 at 06:41 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    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 the fiddly line redrawing for me. Patterns can be a pain in the ass sometimes. :v

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by [Ju-Ni]Vicissitude View Post
    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 the fiddly line redrawing for me. Patterns can be a pain in the ass sometimes. :v

    12 hours??

    .............-_-;;

    Maybe I should just jump off from taipei 101 and die... OTL

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    For Bleach magazine scans (HQ for Maximum 7) between 2 and 5 hours.

    For Claymore and Berserk magazine scans (MQ or MQ/HQ with nice raws) 5-10 minutes.

    For Berserk volumes 5-15 minutes but I spend most of that time fixing small imperfections that probably only I'd notice.

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by L0ki View Post
    For Bleach magazine scans (HQ for Maximum 7) between 2 and 5 hours.
    Ahem. AND Ju-ni.

    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, since that was almost 50 chapters ago.

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by student_sol View Post
    I just began scanlating
    I think that answers your question right there. Everyone is slow at the beginning. If they're not slow, then I guarantee they suck. Most importantly, make sure you learn to do things RIGHT (like learning what good leveling looks like). Have faith when we tell you that you WILL get faster as you get more experience

    Also, like L0ki said, the raws make all the difference, so asking other people about how long they spend cleaning won't help much unless it's the same series you're doing. (You didn't mention that in your post.)

    Quote Originally Posted by [Ju-Ni]Vicissitude View Post
    Ahem. AND Ju-ni.
    I think L0ki was just clarifying which group he cleans for. Not everyone is as obvious as me and you

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiresakura View Post
    I think L0ki was just clarifying which group he cleans for. Not everyone is as obvious as me and you
    Oh, okay.

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiresakura View Post
    I think that answers your question right there. Everyone is slow at the beginning. If they're not slow, then I guarantee they suck. Most importantly, make sure you learn to do things RIGHT (like learning what good leveling looks like). Have faith when we tell you that you WILL get faster as you get more experience :D

    Also, like L0ki said, the raws make all the difference, so asking other people about how long they spend cleaning won't help much unless it's the same series you're doing. (You didn't mention that in your post.)


    Really?? Thanks for the advice chiresakura.

    I've just began scanlating Witch Hunter but the raw quality is terrible,

    I can't even read the text on some pages. (Is this what you call a LQ raw?)



    Hmm I thought I was overdoing it, but looks like I'm nowhere near you guys yet!

    And nice site, I just bookmarked it :) (Do you use a graphic tablet?)

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by student_sol View Post
    I've just began scanlating Witch Hunter but the raw quality is terrible,

    I can't even read the text on some pages. (Is this what you call a LQ raw?)
    Possibly. Can you put up a page as an example?

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    (Do you use a graphic tablet?)
    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.

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by [Ju-Ni]Vicissitude View Post
    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.


    what do you think Ju-Ni?

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Oh God!

    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 scan Shounen Jump. Rena_Chan's an excellent example of both MQ and HQ, since she uploads two copies of her chapters.

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by [Ju-Ni]Vicissitude View Post
    Oh God!

    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 scan Shounen Jump. Rena_Chan's an excellent example of both MQ and HQ, since she uploads two copies of her chapters.
    Looks like you only upload HQ raws :)

    my conclusion after taking a peek at your bleach/beelzebub raw is that

    the raw i got were probably not scanned, but photographed...



    I've also checked the bleach scans from your group....

    VERY impressive!

    it's easily the most HQ scan i've ever seen... amazing!



    maybe when Witch Hunter volume 9 comes out i should get one for

    myself... the raws are just plain terrible ㅠㅠ

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiresakura View Post
    I think L0ki was just clarifying which group he cleans for. Not everyone is as obvious as me and you
    Quote Originally Posted by [Ju-Ni]Vicissitude View Post
    Oh, okay.
    Yeah, that's what I meant.

    Quote Originally Posted by student_sol View Post
    ZOMG what is that hideous thing?

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by student_sol View Post
    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



    I just want a rough idea on how long cleaning should take if done efficiently...

    How long do you guys spend cleaning a page for LQ/MQ/HQ scans?
    <hr noshade size="1">
    Oh and I spend around 40~60 min per page...
    Cleaning raw pages can be very time consuming at first. I'm not a scanlator but the way I do it is read any tutorial related to manga cleaning a lot. Then choose the method which suits you the best. Steps are also important since it will keep you organize without ruining anything. If you always keep this in mind I'm sure you can finish cleaning your page in appropriate time & achieve the quality you desire. This is an example page that I've done.





    While trying to achieve HQ scans, this page tooks roughly about 2-3 hours. Well, make sense does it?

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    Re: Survey: How long do you spend cleaning a page?

    Isn't that one of M7 test pages? It will probably take more than 3 hours for a newbie to clean it...

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