Scanned in this Kill Me Baby doujin yesterday, currently editing it, first time doing anything else than translating.
What are you currently working on?
Also, does anyone have an idea how to fix stuff like in pic related?
>I scanned it in on greyscale...
shit looks two-tone. like something xeroxed.
personally I scan in color & convert to greyscale, in shop. gives me better results than scanning in grey.
place e a black sheet of construction paper behind the page to eliminate page bleeding.
in shop ctrl+l to adjust b&w levels, but back them slightly back before absolute solid black. as it tends to bleed too far into fine details.
I just ran my pages through the auto document feeder. Only scanned the cover and one page which the ADF constantly fucked up on individually.
I've been doing that stuff with the levels, though judging by the feedback, I've been doing something wrong?
Scanned it in greyscale, here's an unedited page
Like DJT is there a beginner Paste-bin or something I can refer to for commonly asked things? I'm just starting to get just a little confident in my Japanese to start the process but I'm clueless on where to start.
Just guides and such, I guess. There's some random things here and there I've translated here on /a/ with the help with /a/non typesets so I just deiced I'd like to do it myself if I could to save time.
Ah, that's a great help. I'll take sometimes to read a good amount, thanks again.
I did this very quickly at is not perfect. It shows you what you can achieve with just a bit of diffusion and surface blur. It still needs some attention. I would offer to it if I wasn't already the cleaner of a major project.
Thanks for the offer, but I'm looking more for a guide on how to do these things myself than anything else. The point of this project is that I do everything myself.
Though if you could assist me with your knowledge, I'd be very grateful.
Not him, but can I tell you it's shit?
The sky is fucked up but I had two minutes, it can be fixed manually with a bit of dodge. I did it because the lines are softer and it is easier on the eye, it's more pleasant to look at. Google diffusion, softening and threshold. The 8-bit greyscale format is capable of displaying 256 greys, don't be faggot, use all of them.
Stop using CSlive. Go and download PSCC or CS6. Don't bother with GIMP. Also get Topaz, I rarely use it but it you might want to. Your machine will need to be fairly powerful to handle it all. I use a quadcore, dual GPU and 32mb of RAM.
Topaz/10. Can't your toaster handle a full sized image?
What are you, from 2000? This scan can be cleaned even with simple leveling, not to mention a little more advanced stuff. Moire is here to stay, since scaner is shit, and he seems didn't put something black at the other side of page when scanning, but it's not that bad and can be somewhat deluded while downscaling.
Here's a page I edited earlier.
Would be great if I could get an explanation on how I fucked up and what I should have done.
>Do better yourself in two minutes or fuck off.
Fine, now stop being a retard and learn how to use PS.
Over levelled. Too sharp. I'm guessing the original had tone in Agiri's eyes?
It can be fixed. Duplicate the layer, then fade it to exclusion and bring down the opacity until you can clearly see the layer below. Open up the levelling window and adjust the black level until the page begins to turn white, it will bring out the bleed through and also the line where the auto feeder fucked up will clearly be visable. You can then correct it with the marquee tool.
Too many variables to answer properly. It can be caner fault (especially with CIS matrix, like all-in-one or super-slim models), it can be software fault (either because it shit or you did something wrong with it), it can be because other side of page is see-trough (that's why you need unbind and put something black at top of the page when scanning), etc.
And honestly I'm not a expert on it either, and don't have software installed and scanner connected now.
That's because you don't learn how to clean you learn how to use Photoshop. I've been using Photoshop since version 3.0 on System 6. The basics don't change.
I want to be a cleaner, but I'd also like to get my monitor color-calibrated first. How do you confirm that you're seeing the same color as someone else? Ask them to eyedrop it and give you the hex?
I did my best with this page, but ended up like shit so I asked a friend of mine to work on the ps while I'm translating it.
If you're that worried about it, get a second hand Trinitron. Trinitrons are /g/ approved CRTs. Sony still make them for professional broadcasting. More information on the colour accuracy of CRTs, the difference between Trinitron displays and Shadow Mask displays can be found by using google.
I see what you mean with too sharp and over levelled, some fine lines on the cheeks are barely visible. Her eyes look pretty much the same on the original though.
I guess I should try using the original as a reference when editing these.
Shitty scanner (and/or software settings) is the real problem. This is not how it should be.
Text has nothing to do with anything. Scanner/soft killed everything, and make it like you scanned in black-and-white/fax mode. For example, how it should look after scanning.
Canon FTW: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-CanoScan-4507B002-LiDE110-Scanner/dp/B003VQR1UC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1414183872&sr=8-2&keywords=canon+canoscan+lid.
Although you'll have to use IrfanView to scan instead of the default software (as it is commonly known Canon is incapable in that area).
Here dude. If you don't have PNG as an option, scan as TIF and then convert to PNG in Photoshop using an action/drop. They're bigger in file size, but awesome (hell, you can also level/clean straight from TIF in photoshop if you want!).
>why you should never use text boxes
That's bullshit. http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/formatting-paragraphs.html#specify_hanging_punctuation_for_roman_fonts while formate lines with [enter] as usual.
Hey /a/, got any advice for cleaning this page without fucking everything up?
You better not.
>Scanning Element Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
It won't be much better than all-in-one.
Mostly depth of the field (which is not a problem if you unbind manga anyway), but there's some other problems as well like distortion of lines, poor image quality (I bet this scan >>115809215 was done with CIS), etc.
Make that look better than I did.
A for effort, anon.
Yeah, I noticed the color depth too late. I wasn't really paying attention. But changing the gray scale that much will murder the lighter hair and blushes.
Sometimes I just try to fix really shitty raws like cell phone pics, just to see if I can.
>But changing the gray scale that much will murder the lighter hair and blushes.
Wow, I finally got a semi-decent scan out of my old all-in-one after so many years of trying. All it took was taking off one of automatic settings.
>Sometimes I just try to fix really shitty raws like cell phone pics, just to see if I can.
I'm clean scanlations now and then just to read them. As re-save in png. Though, sometimes it's impossible to clean/fix with actions alone, like those in Kyuusen no Shima (different pages have different leveling), or LasBoss X Hero (scans have resolution jumping from 2000 to 1200), and I don't what to spoiler everything or literally re-cleaning and re-typing everything...
Except for some cut lines that run down at some points this actually ends up looking good. Too bad no one will ever translate it.