View Full Version : Misc Attempt My first clean[Please rate it and give me some useful critique.]

February 08, 2009, 12:16 PM
Well as the title suggests this is my first clean.
I'd like to know whether this clean is LQ or MQ. (My friend told me it was LQ.)





If it's LQ, I'd like to know how/where I can improve.

P.S- I know I'm primarily a Proofreader but since most groups/translators think proofreaders aren't really that useful I wanted to try my hand at cleaning.


Look forward to your advice.

February 08, 2009, 05:09 PM
you should maybe try practicing with a MQ/HQ raw instead of a LQ one.

February 08, 2009, 07:30 PM
you should maybe try practicing with a MQ/HQ raw instead of a LQ one.

Well,I did practice cleaning the text bubbles of an HQ raw once,but frankly it was boring because there was no leveling/burning/denoising involved at all so it wasn't much of a challenge.

And err.. isn't this an MQ/HQ raw?(I'm assuming by MQ/HQ raws,you mean the ones that come out weekly for OP,Bleach etc..)

And if this is an LQ raw did I at least manage to make it semi-MQ?

(I just looked at it again and I noticed that I've burned some details in so besides that, any other critique is welcome.)

Thanks for the advice though.

February 09, 2009, 02:18 AM
MQ/HQ RAWs are defined by the fact that they are at least at 2500-3000px in height, and they are at 300px resolution.

Also, you're denoizing a bit too much, lower your settings a bit.

February 09, 2009, 05:35 AM
Ok, thanks.

Edit-Will up another version tommorrow.

Edit-Btw- Would you rate this as LQ?

February 09, 2009, 05:57 AM
LQ? Probably, yes.

February 09, 2009, 09:56 AM
LQ? Probably, yes.
Err...the clean,the raw or both?

February 09, 2009, 10:51 AM
Hey Amit~

Umm yeah I'd say both the RAW and the Clean are LQ....

You over-denoised... though I guess since you wanted to try to smooth the Grays, but it loss way too much of the details...In situations like these you will have to denoise probably but you try to keep it as low as possible...try to stick to original patterns as best as possible.. careful not to over burn and leave those blurs in the whites.

You should really try to clean with a better RAW so we can comment on it...

February 09, 2009, 11:56 AM
Hey Nx~~

Yeah,I was trying to smoothen out the greys.Hopefully I'll do better next time.

February 09, 2009, 06:51 PM
Try cleaning with a raw that's 3000px like a reborn! raw or something.

February 10, 2009, 04:01 PM
Try cleaning with a raw that's 3000px like a reborn! raw or something.

Okay,I tried an HQ raw of TWGOK.



/me goes to bed and waits for more critique.

P.s-4 redraws....not fun.

February 11, 2009, 02:23 AM
You're still denoizing too much; the grays are blurry.

Good job with the redraws/cloning, the girl's jacket in the middle panel is the only thing really which needs just a bit of working on.

Also, what size was the RAW which you used for the clean?

February 11, 2009, 04:42 AM
Hmm,this is a 3303 px raw i think.


Well,here's another clean(Frankly I think it's my best one)

Page 4


Clean :


February 11, 2009, 04:50 AM
A lot better, though you're still denoizing a *bit* too much. Just tone it done a notch or two. :amuse

Also, you're overlevelling a bit; you can tell in the last panel, where you can't see the crowd in the clean, but they are there in the RAW.

May 29, 2009, 07:33 PM
Hi! i'am new. i think that your third clean is much better in comparation with your first work!