When it comes to typesetting/editing, I’ll assure you one thing
It is a pain in the ass… especially manga.
However, if you’re a helpful person like meh, I’ll make your life slightly easier for all of those people who want to help the world out by editing and translating webtoons. woot woot.
You’re awesome! 😀
I. THE FONT-DATION
First of all, you need fonts.
No one wants Comic Sans when reading webtoons. Don’t do that to yourself and to the readers.
The font files that you download, TrueTypeFont (.ttf), can be used in about any editing platform. From Word to Photoshop to Gimp, anywhere really.
However, the general guideline when using these fonts depend on the publisher. Most people typically follow Red Hawk Scans guidelines, but since this is webtoons we’re talking about… eh.
/ / GENERAL SITUATIONS
1.) Speech Bubbles
In general, just use CC Astro City because a) you don’t want to sound timid and b) you don’t want to sound angry either. Just normal is key.
Character isn’t feeling all that pleasant?
Rest assured; just use Zud Juice.
Cbf, doe? Add extra exclamation points and italicize the text to bring a little umph so the reader knows that the character is upset.
2.) Thought Bubbles
Unlike before when the characters were speaking to each other, now they’re thinking. *le gasp*
Probably not reminiscing about their illogical mistakes, but you know…
Use Zud Juice, and you’ve officially got down the guideline of thought bubbles!
Though this isn’t technically a soliloquy, it’s pretty damn close.
There’s just not an actual audience (in the story) the character is directing this thought to, but it’s out of the bubble so…?
I guess this is the reaching out of their inner conscience? But soliloquy sounds so much better. :p
AKA Out of Bubble Panel Time
UPDATE: This is utter BS; I have no clue what the hell I was talking about. I was going on this literature BS when it’s obviously just a monologue. lol
When it comes to this, CC Jim Lee Oppa is your ultimate bestie <333
4.) Journal Entries / Notes
You guys know that scene when the author flashes the view from the character to a journal entry, sticky note, etc.? Hell yes, we’re finally at that scene.
Not only is it an eternal hell for the editors, it requires a specific type of font too or you’ll look like a total dumbass of an editor.
I won’t take you seriously no mo, just like how you view my Dad jokes.
I have feelings too.
Anyways, just use Augie.
If you think it looks ugly, pick anything from Matilda to anything on ufonts. Just make sure the head supervisor doesn’t say anything too bad about it. Whatever you prefer is fine la~
NO COMIC SANS YOU SOB
GET READY TO GET YOUR ONOMATOPOEIA ON!
I don’t have a picture to demonstrate this since really, no one gives two mudda poops about sfx.
So, you know… just go on the Red Hawk Scans website. I’m 100% sure no webtoon translator will translate it unless it has some type of importance to the story which is rarely. >.>
6.) Shock Bubble
OPPA IS CHEATING ON ME. CAST ALL SASAENGS UPON HIM, MY READERS. OPERATION HUNT OPPA.
This is used for dramatic thoughts.
Are you surprised yet? Now use Zud Juice! *le gasp*
Now that you know how to begin typesetting, it’s time to do the real thing!
II. TIME FONT YOU TO EDIT!
Use any type of program you have:
Once you clean all of the text from the raws (tutorial coming soon!), it’s time to put in the translations.
Use all of the knowledge that you learned so far about what type of font to use, and there you have it…
YOU JUST TYPESETTED! UWA!
Typesetting isn’t really that hard.
Literally, even using Word (please don’t typeset with Word) will give you the same steps on how to use a text box.
Text box tool > insert where you want it to be > type the words > BABAM!