View Full Version : Cleaning Basics Challenge #001

February 24, 2008, 09:00 PM
The guidelines for this challenge/tutorial are back at the main MH Academy page, or here (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7356).

I've had Photoshop for about 2 years now, so I was already pretty familiar with the tools needed to complete this, but I'd never tried cleaning manga before. I figured the tutorial was a pretty good place to start. I'm interested in hearing some feedback, and I have some questions.

Is what I did to Ino's eye in the second panel (top row) okay? It looked too black without the white dot, I thought.

Should any cleaning have been done to the background in the bottom panel? All I did was fix the outline on two of the trees...

Was I supposed to fix the margins?

And, I saved as a .jpg because the MH Gallery upload didn't seem to like .png...

http://mangahelpers.com/photoplog/images/46492/medium/1_cleaningbasics001_copy.jpg (http://mangahelpers.com/photoplog/index.php?n=2460)

Thanks in advance for any comments/critique/answers to questions!

February 24, 2008, 09:23 PM
Excellent clean for your first time on manga :)
Minimal (if any) detail loss, good redrawing, clean borders.. heck.. you should go join one of those HQ groups :p

I think Ino's eye is fine.

The size of the page is ~488kb... So, hmm.. kinda ok, but that totally depends to you. If you can compress it better without quality loss, then it's good. But it's fine to stay this way too. In any case, quality comes first.

And yeah, for black and white, it's better to save in .png. I'll check the gallery for it.

February 26, 2008, 05:04 PM
Thanks! ^^

Photoshop automatically saves at the highest quality (largest size), and I never really thought to compress it... I can go back and check the quality of a smaller size, though... Do you know what the average file size of a page usually is?