You have all your pages in your inDesign document, page numbers ready, etc.
Turn this file into a standalone PDF file, so that you can either print this on your home laser printer, or bring it to a print shop and get it printed duplex (double-sided.)
For people using Indesign CS3+. For tutorial in CS2 (using inBooklet SE plugin), please see previous entry.
Continue reading Compiling a print-ready file using InDesign CS3+ (Part 2)
Most of this post is based on CS2 on a Mac because that’s what I use. I am going to focus on the minimal basic stuff.
You have your comic pages as individual files in a folder.
Compile these comic pages into one single file ready for print.
Continue reading Compiling a print-ready file using InDesign (Part 1)
Making speedlines in Photoshop. I’m sure that MangaStudio Ex and Comic Works already have automated functions for this…?
Continue reading Digital speed lines (photoshop)
Whenever I prepare new projects, I find myself sharing/rehashing the same information to contributors. So here I’ve finally put it out to the public.
My process is
- Draw on paper at larger size
- Scan in grayscale/bitmap
- Convert to grayscale
- Do all my drawing edits (at the larger size)
- Resize to working print-size
- Convert to bitmap (50% threshold)
- Convert to grayscale (so you can use layers)
- Tone, letter
- Flatten/bitmap (50% threshold)
- Ready for print + book layout
Continue reading Preparing comic for print (process talk)