I'm posting the second episode next week which will be the last of that short "series" but I will be posting a longer series after that with the same characters.
Line Webtoon is having a comic contest starting on June 11, 2018. It's coming up really soon! I want to enter my long series, but I'm not sure if I can keep up with the amount of panels they are requiring people to post. In the category I want to enter, I will have to post AT LEAST 40 panels per episode with a minimum of 6 episodes by September. Aaaaaaggghhh! Harakiri!
It took me hours to put together my panels and upload them to Webtoon today and they were already colored and inked! I watched Jason Brubaker's tutorial over and over on how to format the panels. It's very useful. Here it is:
He didn't say anything about dpi/resolution, but you don't have to worry about that if you size the canvas the way he did in the video which is 800px x 30,000px. You have to open a New Canvas in Clip Studio Paint. I somehow was in manga format/binding which did not allow me to size the height at 30,000px. I saved it at 300dpi and didn't have a problem uploading it to Webtoon.
I did have to add a page within the 800px x 1260px or lower requirement to my CSP file and copy/paste my panels into it one by one, the export (single layer) as a jpg to my desktop. Sorry, that sounds very confusing.
This is what I did, although there might be a faster way:
- Create 800px x 30,000px canvas (btw, this was not long enough. I created 3 of these)
- Save as a Clip Studio Paint file, not a jpeg file
- Arrange your drawings/panels into this long canvas
- Go to Story + Add Page
- Using the rectangle marquee tool, I drew a 800px x 1260px rectangle and cropped it to that size. That's the Webtoon requirement. You can go smaller, but not bigger than that.
- Since my panels are all 4"x4" or smaller, I cropped the rectangle to fit my panels just right.
- I copied the first panel and pasted it into that rectangle/square
- File + Export (single layer) + jpg + desktop
- Go to the desktop and drag that file into Webtoon (You should already have created an account and gotten to the part where you add the episodes.)
- You don't have to worry about dpi or resolution at this point. That's taken care of when you convert the file to jpeg.
- Go back to CSP/Manga Studio and repeat the process by copying and pasting
If I decide to do the contest, I may not be posting here until mid-September when it's over.