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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    08: Layouting and Leading the Reader's Eye Leading Lines Ok, so you know how to manipulate your text to make it look exactly how you want it to be. That's great! Now, the question is, where do you put it? Mangaka use a variety of techniques to highlight certain parts of the page and make the...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    Using Layer Styles Let's start with the stroke. Let's say you have this bubble that has a pattern/screentone in it. To make the text pop out/easier to read, we add a white stroke around the text. Gozen Oji Three ways I know of to access the layer styles are the following: Right click the...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    Advanced Font Manipulation Changing Font Sizes With the text selected, press Ctrl+Shift+Comma(,) to decrease font size by 1 px and Ctrl+Shift+Period(.) to increase font size by 1 px. Kerning Sometimes, two letters in typesetting have too much space or too little space between them. This is...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    Border bubbles Border bubbles can be nasty in that they sometimes do not leave enough room for your bubble to maintain a good rounded shape with centered alignment. The joint/border bubble below is something I found while reading some manga last week. This is a sad example of how to do...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    06: Advanced Bubble Shaping Bubble shaping is, basically, all about placing your text at the very center of the bubble it belongs to, be it narration or speech. However, there are a bunch of bubble outlines that make it hard to do just that. We're tackling some of that below. Joint bubbles...
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    What are you watching?

    First ep was really good. I didn't expect I'd get hooked into it. My boyfriend marketed it to me as something my older sister would enjoy (90s vibe), so I watched it with her and BAM. And I've watched three seasons of Downton. Good stuff.
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    What are you watching?

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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    05: Basic Font Manipulation Pick a Baseline Font Size What you'd want to do next is take note of the font size you used to make those good-looking bubbles above. Say, it's Zud Juice 18/auto (font size 18/leading auto). What I do is start with that as a baseline font size/settings and use that...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    04: Basic Bubble Shaping Tall, Round, and with Padding Manga bubbles are different from western graphic novel bubbles. In the western style, the bubble is wrapped tightly around the text. The Wicked + The Divine For manga, there's a lot of empty white space between the text and the bubble...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    03: Input Text Click-and-type vs Text Box There are two ways to input text in Photoshop using the Type tool (T). On regular shaped bubbles, I like to use the text box. In a bubble, I like to (1) start making my box from the top left corner and dragging it down to the bottom right. (2) Paste in...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    ☆ ★ Typesetting ★ ☆ 01: Create a Typesetting Folder This is for organizational purposes and help yourself and your QCer navigate the sea of layers. You might want to set it as an action with a shortcut so it'll be easy to do before you start on every page. 02: Use the Raws as Reference...
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    Phanzanu's Typesetting Guide

    ☆ ★ Font Resources ★ ☆ The internet is a big place and has lots of fonts swimming around, both for commercial and personal use. Here's a few sites where I get my fonts from: Blambot DaFont Behance FreeDesignResources
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