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Scanlation | Editing Part 4

HOW TO edit for a scanlation group (basics) part 4:

 

This is a step by step guide on the very basics of being an editor for a scanlation group.

5. Typesetting

This is the process of adding the text into the image. Sounds simple enough right…

 

for general speech text I use the AnimeAce2.0BB Font with the following settings.

typesetting settings photoshopThe size will change depending on your res and required use.

I prefer to use the text box insert method, so with the text tool selected (shortcut key “t”) create a box big enough to fit all the text in. see the image below.

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Scanlation | Editing Part 3

HOW TO edit for a scanlation group (basics) part 3:

 

This is a step by step guide on the very basics of being an editor for a scanlation group.

5. Cleaning

Here we finally start to get into the interesting stuff. Cleaning is the process where you remove all the Japanese from the manga. It is up to you if you want to remove SFX or not, my preference is to remove what I can and replace with the English alternative in a similar font and style.

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Scanlation | Editing Part 2

HOW TO edit for a scanlation group (basics) part 2:

 

This is a step by step guide on the very basics of being an editor for a scanlation group.

 

4. leveling the image

You should always level your images, its basic 101 of editing. Your aim is to make the whites white, and the blacks black. This will also make cleaning easier.

Here I will show the most professional way to level your images.

In the “Layers” window click on the half filled circle option and select “Levels…” see below

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Scanlation | Editing Part 1

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.

Here is a copy of the raw image I will be using throughout this guide.

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.

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