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    Re: Orochi: Blood Scanlation

    There seems to be some raws available online, but I've no idea about their quality, etc. since they're up on sh**ty filehosts that make it very difficult to download anything without a premium pass....
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    [Cleaning] Re: How do I clean this page?

    You won't really see much (if any) improvement in quality when scanning at 600dpi instead of 300dpi. And scanning at 600dpi takes nearly twice the time 300dpi does. So I don't agree.
    But I don't...
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    [Cleaning] Re: How do I clean this page?

    It's a tough page, I admit. To get a decent result you should either select the pine needles and use layer mask for them or copy them to a different layer and use different settings when...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Clean Manga Pages In One Click

    I doubt that. There are actions that will automatically fill in the bubbles with white or whatever color you set them with (it can also be the foreground/background color), but they require that you...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Clean Manga Pages In One Click

    There's no such thing as one action that will clean anything you want it to. Certainly not if you're trying to get results better than LQ/MQ.
    Sometimes a single action will even bring different...
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    [Support] Re: Now I've had it!

    You're welcome. :)

    I'm not aware of any method to make Lazarus work on a smartphone. I'm pretty sure it predates any FF mobile apps, but I might be wrong.
    You can always try asking here:...
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    [Support] Re: I can't open any translation

    That is weird indeed. The translation previews are still viewable on the translator pages.

    I guess an admin must have been trying to improve something and ended up breaking the translation pages xP
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    [Typesetting] Re: Typesetting in Gimp!!! HELP!

    There's also one major flaw with typesetting in Gimp - you cannot edit those text layers in Photoshop. Which means you'd be either forcing the QCer to get Gimp him/herself or point out all of the...
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    [Support] Re: Now I've had it!

    If you mean Lazarus, then here's how you can fix it:
    1. Open the extension's page.
    2. Right-click the "install now" button > save as..., and save it somewhere.
    3. Right-click the saved extension...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Magazine raw cleaning tips [shoujo]

    How about a link we can actually open? :)
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    [Cleaning] Re: Yellow Pages

    Option c) Image -> Adjustments -> Gradient Map (a black&white gradient).

    Personally, I think that changing the mode to grayscale is the most "neutral" option - desaturate tends to lighten up the...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Topaz Filters

    They are slightly overdenoised. Mainly the first one.

    You should provide raws of these pages for comparison too.
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    [Cleaning] Re: RAW Cleaning by Manga4TW

    If you want "true" quality, just wait for the volume to come out, buy it, scan it and work from there.

    There's really no need to revive old threads such as this one. Especially, just to suggest...
  14. [Miscellaneous] Re: Questions, I want to translate a manga.

    This thread should be in: http://mangahelpers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php/874-Scanlators-Academy, not http://mangahelpers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php/860-Staff-and-Project-Resources. I'm gonna request...
  15. [Cleaning] Re: Remove halftone or descreen hi-res color scan?

    The settings will differ depending on the raw. Please upload one page for reference.
  16. [Cleaning] Re: Remove halftone or descreen hi-res color scan?

    Topaz Denoise and Topaz Clean.

    And although you can only get Topaz Denoise 5 from the official website, you should look around for version 3 as well.
    There have been huge changes between versions...
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Font Identification and Recommendations

    Maybe: Lafayette Comic Pro, Komika Text, or Hand of Sean.

    Though, it'd be easier to get the feel of the right one if we saw the surrounding picture :)

    ---------- Post added at 06:47 AM...
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    [Help] Re: What manga is that?

    Usagi drop is neither shounen nor still running. And definitely not from the same magazine as Hamatora. Not even from the same publisher.
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Could someone criticize that cleanning?

    Doesn't really matter since she's covered it with text - http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php/2995648-How-do-I-do-these-stars?p=3707529&viewfull=1#post3707529
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Could someone criticize that cleanning?

    Oh, that.

    1. The leg should be slightly wider.
    2. There should be more books filling the white space.
    3. The jacket should partially cover said books - it shouldn't go under any of them (like it...
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    [Cleaning] Re: How do I do these stars?

    Ah, sorry. It was supposed to be unlisted. Try it now.
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Could someone criticize that cleanning?

    You mean something like this?
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19631225/_random/jacket-fix-sample.png

    You add an empty layer, you outline the missing part with Pen Tool, you stroke it with...
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    [Cleaning] Re: How do I do these stars?

    I made a short video to show you how you can easily make similar stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rICuMSCRv74

    You can duplicate the starts (layers) by clicking [Ctrl]+[J] and you can change...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: Could someone criticize that cleanning?

    The redraws look very good. There are some mistakes, but you can only see them with the raw next to the clean.

    There is, however, still a lot of dirt and noise on the page. Watch this video and...
  25. [Miscellaneous] Re: Need Help on Uploading Scanlated Manga, etc...

    Due to the publishers' war on scanlations a few years back, MangaHelpers has closed its scanlation and raw sections. Try Batoto.
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    [Cleaning] Re: Can you help me?

    Not for the current chapters, no. You'd need to find yourself a raw provider.
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    [Cleaning] Re: Can you help me?

    You will find stuff like that on poor quality raws. There is a few ways you can try to deal with it.

    The easiest (quickest) one would probably be:
    1. Change the page from RGB to Grayscale.
    2....
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    Poll: [Voting] Re: Best Artwork

    I support Tower of God and nominate Dragon Recipe.
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    Poll: [Voting] Re: Best Action/Adventure Series

    I support Tower of God and nominate Kubera.
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    Poll: [Voting] Re: Best Overall Manhwa Series

    I support Tower of God and The Gamer, and nominate Ares.
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    [Cleaning] Re: Help/Advice for Newbie Redrawer

    As to the terms - here's a quick position overview: http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=42854&page=1#post614289. You'll get the terms by replacing "ers"/"ors" with "ing" ^_^;

    But I'm not...
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    [Cleaning] Re: Cloning or Coloring on top?

    Wait, so you wanna remove all the grays (the dotted patterns)? Or just those darker parts (shadows) on the glove?
    If it's the former, then you shouldn't use clone - the "source" would be too small....
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    [Cleaning] Re: Cloning or Coloring on top?

    I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying that you want to color this page? And asking which way of doing it is better - brushing over the patterns or just colorizing them?

    If so, then brushing...
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Font Identification and Recommendations

    Akbar, Almagro, Another, Ashcan BB, augie, Comix, Gemelli, Stan's Hand. Something along these lines.
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    [Cleaning] Re: how much to crop

    The white area does seem a bit big, but I agree with others - you shouldn't crop it off.

    I've actually had to de-crop certain raws before - some people do think that the white spaces are...
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    [Cleaning] Re: How to Draw Lines?

    Clone Stamp should be enough for this one, but if there was less to work with, you could always recreate the lines by yourself:

    1. Open an empty layer.
    2. Outline the speedlines with Pen Tool...
  37. [Miscellaneous] Re: Recommended resolution/image type of HQ manga scans

    I like my HQ scans to be at least 3000px high, which, for tank raws, can only be achieved with 300dpi + 140-150% page size. Or with 600dpi (which takes way longer to scan).

    And I agree with...
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    Poll: [Typesetting] Re: Hyphens vs. No Hyphens

    I always use hyphens. And I always split words by syllables.
    The only time I do not use a hyphen is when a bubble is so narrow that a single syllable plus the hyphen don't fit inside.
  39. [Cleaning] Re: Want to start cleaning, looking for some feedback if you would be so kind :)

    Also, if you take a look at the second page you'll see that you also lost the pattern surrounding the girl on the first and the center panels.
    In cases like these it's usually best to use Magnetic...
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    [Scanning] Re: Scanning in Grayscale Mode

    What type of scanner are you using? If it's a multifunctional device then you won't get good results in grayscale (I've only tested HP's multifunctional devices).
    Actually, the results in color mode...
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    [Shounen] Re: élDLIVE by Amano Akira

    Find me a translator and I'll do it ^^

    I've been actually considering doing it for a while now, but even for a monthly it has A LOT of text - my current translators don't have that much free time...
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    [Discussion] Re: Making a website

    Free webhost are usually poor quality. You'll get ads forced into your website/forum, etc.

    Most scanlators that don't want to pay for their webhost just use a wordpress or another blog system....
  43. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    Oh, I merge down the levels layers as I go. There's no need to merge the rest.
  44. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    Merge all? Why would you merge all?

    My action (for saving gray pages) goes like this:
    1. Convert to RGB (without flatten).
    2. Export (Save as Web: PNG-8 Adaptive 48 colors)
    3. Convert to...
  45. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    Oh, that's what you meant. I really didn't see how they would appear in the final product. Now I know.
    Well, Windows Photo Viewer was meant as a quick way for normal people to view their photos. It...
  46. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    This doesn't work for every shade of gray. I just tried a few saving options with both Dot Gain 20% and sGray, and, at the page I tried (light gray pattern at 1600px height + a "sample" watermark -...
  47. [Discussion] Re: Preserving quality (the scanning process and final file saving)

    If a manga has huge enough margins on the inside of the pages, then yes, debinding is not necessary, but if they're too small or there is many double spreads, not debinding the pages will only cause...
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Photoshop - Questions and Discussion

    Yeah, it was the dirt in a bubble - he had a lot of it for some reason. The question has already been answered by the script author at the forums Loktar got the script from.

    And it seems the post...
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    Sticky: [Typesetting] Re: Font Identification and Recommendations

    Do not IMG tag indirect image links.
    http://www.imageshack.com/i/my96sfj - Wrong tagging.
    http://imageshack.com/a/img826/7381/96sf.jpg - Correct tagging.

    Here:...
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    [Misc Attempt] Re: How do you Clean Colour Manga/Webtoon?~

    For the webtoon - I'm gonna quote myself from another forum:

    This is the simplest way (IMO). That's how I clean Kubera and other webtoons.

    For a different way - RHS' Rain just created a thread...
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