[HOW TO: WEBTOONS] Typesetting

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

(Links: CC Astro City —  CC Jim Lee (Italic) — Augie — Zud Juice (Bold)Zud Juice (Italic))

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.

normal
FONT: 14 – 18 (can be slightly smaller if the bubble is too small)

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…

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Use Zud Juice, and you’ve officially got down the guideline of thought bubbles!

normal
FONT: 12 – 14

3.) Monologue

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

FONT: 24 (There's so much white space between these and the panels, so just go at it!)
FONT: 24 (There’s so much white space between these and the panels, so just go at it!)

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

how well can i typeset? not well? i know that already... unless you wanted me to put some glare on the upper left which is a big nah l0l
FONT: as long as it fits the situation all good la

5.) SFX

BOOM!

CRASH!

CACAWWWWWW!

GET READY TO GET YOUR ONOMATOPOEIA ON!

IT’SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

SFX TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

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

GASP.

OPPA IS CHEATING ON ME. CAST ALL SASAENGS UPON HIM, MY READERS. OPERATION HUNT OPPA.

GOGOGOGOGO!!!

This is used for dramatic thoughts.

Are you surprised yet? Now use Zud Juice! *le gasp*

FONT: 18 - 24
FONT: 18 – 24                                                         impressed by my screenshot skills yet?

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:

Gimp

Photoshop 

etc.

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!

If you have any suggestions about what to add to this tutorial, comment below!

– shiba –

13 thoughts on “[HOW TO: WEBTOONS] Typesetting

  1. omg you lifesaver!!! line webtoons is actually hosting a competition starting next month, and i was looking for the right fonts for my webtoon. thank you,bless your soul

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  2. Thank you so much but I have a problem can you help me? I don’t have “My Font” option in ‘WEBTOON translate’ even though I downloaded these fonts it doesn’t appear to me why?😭😭 please anyone help me 😢🥺💔

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