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Is this the right way to do it or not?
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>>122787375
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>>122787390
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I'm not a scanlator so I don't know.
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don't really like their font choices. the underlying principle is sound and they're head and shoulders above a chinese => english operation but wild words is becoming the comic sans of scanlations among other things.
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>>122788468
Whcih font would you suggest instead of CC Wild Words? I heard CC Astro City is outdated
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Being a redrawer is suffering.
You redraw something that looks really well-done only to have the typesetter impose text over it.
I mean, I get that's the point, but it's a shame to see it happen.
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>>122787375
>Using variants of Comic sans

fuck you people make this shit look decent at least
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>comic anything

retards
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>>122788586
>>122788657
Please name some better fonts, I would like to see the difference between them and what makes them better/worse to this
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Can somebody recommend me a decent scanner (only, no printer) for manga scans? Budged is around 120 bucks or something.
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>>122788753
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>>122788561
I understand your pain. ;_; I'm not a fan of translating sfx unless completely necessary because it just means the redrawer spends thousands of MSPaint hours on something the typesetter slaps ZAWAZAWA in big retarded font over.
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>>122788800
Fuck no to Anime Ace. Astro City is getting close to Wild Words status also. Otherwise a decent list.
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>>122788532
You mean CC Red Hawk?
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>>122788800
But even that lists Astrocity/Wild Words first.
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>>122788800
Jesus fuck some of the font names are hipster as shit.
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>>122788800
What font does Domestic Kanojo uses?
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>>122788850
It lists a ton of suggestions that a lot of people don't like. Use your own eyeballs and taste and pick the most appropriate one for the project you're doing. Blindly slapping Wild Words on everything is stupid.
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>>122788926
CC Yada Yada Yada
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>>122789129
are you trolling me?
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Why are you still not using the Daiz naming scheme for your downloads?
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>>122789598
it's ugly
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>>122787375
The idea of constantly resizing text relative to the bubble size is bullshit, and so is the use of Wild Words for shouts. For each type of text (normal speech, thoughts, narration, etc), pick a font and a font size that suits the manga, and adjust the font size only when the raw uses a bigger font, or when the bubble is simply too awkward to fit the text in an aesthetically pleasing manner anyway (though if this happens a lot, your initial choice of font size may have been too big).
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>>122789322
https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/comicraft/yada-yada-yada/
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I wished more people just obtained the mangas and then did live TL threads like the guy doing Boku Girl.
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I just scanned a book and am interested in cleaning and typesetting. Any videos that you guys recommend watching besides reading these guides and watching youtube vids?
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My raw provider gave me 1200 DPI black & white (not grayscale) scans for a series. The halftones look really clean, but I'm having trouble scaling these to a sane resolution after typesetting without the screentones ending up with shitty patterning.

Any suggestions?
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>>122792606
Tell him to rescan it at a manageable size.
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>>122792606
Don't downscale it in one step, you dingus.
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>>122792708
Any suggestions for ImageMagick settings to try? I've tried multiple resize passes, but I still don't end up with a decent result.
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>>122792223
read the one here and the one at redhawkscans, but choose your own fonts. you don't need more for typesetting. also cleaning = levels.
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>>122792606
Can you provide a sample page?
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>>122787375
original
>Oniichan!!
translated
>REI!!

no
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>>122794262
If his name is Rei, then I don't see the problem.
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>>122789757
I usually set the standard font size to 1/100 of the scan height and start from there. Works well enough.
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>>122790875
>150 dollarydoos
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>>122787375
By the way, I don't like that kind of semi-redraws. Sometimes you need to change the text later and with everything redrawn you have no problem positioning it.
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>>122789757

> Not constantly resizing text

No wonder all your releases look like shit.
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>>122788468
>but wild words is becoming the comic sans of scanlations among other things.
Nigger Wild Words has been in use since scanlation was born.
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>>122792951
Here's a sample.
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>>122794848
>10k scans
Holy shit
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>>122789598
No and I never will.
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>>122794848
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>>122795115
>1250px
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>>122794544
>paying for fonts
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>>122795152
You want the screentones to look good, you pick the size that makes the ones the author uses look good. For the screentones Seraph uses, that's the size. Anything bigger and they'll look like shit.
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>>122795208
That's what I will never do.
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>>122795229
Then pirate it you dingus.
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>>122794848
I assume you're the same guy who asked me about this, and after seeing your sample image I have to unfortunately say the problem is in the source. Even at 100% zoom you can see how the dots in the halftone patterns are "pulsing" in size, which is causing them to come out ugly after downscaling even with a good algorithm. I'm not sure what exactly caused it, but I'd suspect the problem lies in the scanning process itself.
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>>122795547
>implying you know shit about scanlation

Please go away before you submit a takedown order on scanlators.
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>>122795547
It's not, it's because he killed the tones completely.
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Didn't someone make a font pack with some of the must haves for scanlation?
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>>122795708
see
>>122788800

There's a link to a download in the pic. That said, there are better fonts out there for some things, and different scanlators have different preferences, so it's worth using those as a start and then finding more using various guides, other font packs and by yourself.
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>>122795870
Ah, missed that, thanks a lot.
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>>122795115
This looks better than what I was able to achieve. Any chance you'd mind sharing what you did?

>>122795547
Yeah, not sure what happened with the scanning process. Maybe his scanner is just ass. Anything I could do on my end to help it look decent, at least?
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>>122789757
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>>122796071
I just went down to 1250px using Bicubic and ran light Topaz Clean on it to smooth out the screentones.
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>>122796208
And before people start bitching about >topaz, this is what it would look like without it.
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>>122796282
Topaz isn't necessarily a bad thing; /a/ just bitches because a lot of idiots who don't know how to use it overuse it and make things look terrible.

I'm no cleaner, but to me that's looking alright. I'd ask another person in the thread though.
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>>122796282
People will still bitch about it. Mainly people who don't know how to use it properly.
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Any other ebook stores that give out cash to spend like bookwalker did? Their campaign was so balls you could easily register multiple accounts and get 2500 yen to spend on each.
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>>122795643
Why would I submit takedown orders on scanlators? Don't be silly.

>>122796071
>Anything I could do on my end to help it look decent, at least?

I haven't figured out a way to do anything about it with just vanilla IM capabilities, at least. I guess something like large downscaling and Topaz as >>122796208 used might be the only "real" solution, as unfortunate as it is.
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>>122796433
I still need to spend mine. They have a bunch of stuff I want region-locked though and I don't have a proxy at the moment.
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>>122796460
Assuming that source is just shit, what are some good baseline IM settings for large downscaling?
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>>122794848
This scan looks like it was done in monochrome mode. I thought greyscale was the only way to go?
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>>122796562
Just use vpngate, it's free.
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>>122796752
Pretty sure that's after he cleaned it. Also photoshop identified it as a bitmap file.
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>>122796752
If it's big enough that there's distinct space between the screentone dots, you can just use monochrome to save filesize.
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I take it that no one uses correct gamma when scaling?
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