HOW TO edit for a scanlation group (basics) part 1:
This will be a step by step guide on the very basics of being an editor for a scanlation group.
1. rotating the raw image
Most raw images come straight off the scanner with torn edges and without being perfectly rotated, so the first step is to fix this up.
To rotate the image you can use the ruler tool.
IMAGE > IMAGE ROTATE > ARBITRARY
Select the appropriate option (CW or CCW, PS normally guesses the correct option to use). And click “OK”.
You should now have a perfectly rotated image.
2 Cropping the image
Now you will need to crop the image,
Cropping the image is very simple select the “CROP” tool (Shortcut button “c”) and move the edges until only the image is selected. Like the image below see the red outline.
3. Setting image size and resolution
If your image is straight from a scanner it is likely that it will be massively over-sized. You will need to re-size.
Go to: IMAGE > IMAGE SIZE
Check the “Resample Image” check box and change the height to your required height. (eg 1200px standard manga) the width will automatically adjust itself.
Do not adjust any other setting in image size just yet.
Now go back into IMAGE > IMAGE SIZE
UNCHECK the “Resample Image” check box and adjust the “Resolution” to your required level. (eg 72 px/inch standard manga)
And click “OK”
You should now have a image ready to be leveled and cleaned.