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Comic Template Guide by akeli Comic Template Guide by akeli
Please note I did NOT make this template!! The template belongs to Ka-blam. I just added the text and the panels - an easy reference guide for those looking into making comics online that they intend for print.

Please follow this link to get this template: [link]

There are many others around the web, and this is not specifically the one I use.

I have been asked this question a lot via note, so I figured I would post something.

Make sure to draw all your comic pages at at least 300DPI.

DPI = Dots per Inch. The resolution.
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:iconnimkish:
Nimkish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Very useful! Thank you!
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arkansandragon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Do the pages have to be 500x700? I've been using 400x640.
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Domisea Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
So every comics page should has 500x700 proportions? All printings only print comics in that dimensions?
Because I prefer something little wider ^^''. But I don't want to make big mistake 8c
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xZhikkax Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your script type your use in your comic, what's the name of it?^^
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battlereaper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Excellent job. You've absolutely saved me a lot of resizing and headaches later on with this piece. Thank you!
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onyxrayne Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks!
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
this can be used for painter?
and how do I set up my own? to mesure everything? putting the ruler and guides make it crash
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
do you think all the comic artsts here know this? and do it? what if they don't?
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Ginnunga Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
It was a great idea for you to share this, Akeli! :tighthug:

Although, whenever I get my story started, I might want to have the boundaries around the panels be less... clean cut? My style is kind watercolour-ish, so maybe a textured, peeling border of fading paint would be better for the outsides of my panels. Just to better accommodate my style of painting. :)

anyways, thanks for putting this up, it gives me a good home base for future reference! :love:
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WolfiesFanComicsLair Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies for posting this, akeli. This will help with MY comic pages tremendously!

:glomp::hug:
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Scent-of-Shadows Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i need to completely re do my comic....it sucks horribly

btw, i've gotten all the links in the correct places and all the pages up on the archive, so check it out and tell me what you think~
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Featherspirit221 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Does Ka-Blam do page numbers, or should we add them ourselves??
I love your art by the way!
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Jennigregory Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Hey cool use of the Ka-Blam template!! I like having the panels in there. That was a cool touch!

Couple things for folks: If you are doing a bleed the art HAS to go to the end of the page. Don't stop where you think the trim is going to be. All the way to the end :O) So that means you are going to take your art to the red area. *But* you'll keep text, word balloons, captions, important stuff out of the yellow area.

Yes, we prefer RGB, but if you have your files in CMYK don't convert 'em. It'll get screwed up. Trust me.
Jenni
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B-theawsomegeek Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
yay, thank you so much for posting this akeli, my brain works now. XD lol i dont know why i couldn't kick my brain on to figure this out myself, its so simple. XD lol
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aboveClouds Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Digital Artist
This is a wonderful reference. :D

I have a question about comics, though. Is it incredibly important to save something with the CMYK color profile? The program that I'm using right now only has RGB and I'm not sure if that will make really weird colors on printing. I've had people tell me before that it's not a huge difference, but I'm not sure. :/
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   General Artist
If you print with Ka-Blam, they take only RGB, so even if you can only use RGB, there are printers who will take it :)
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aboveClouds Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Cool! I'll have to check them out. Thanks. :]
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MichiruKaminari Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing this. I'm hoping to start my own comic soon. I think this quick guide will help with more elaborate scenes.

Do you have any tips for people who are drawing and coloring their comic pages in a large sketch book (9x12 inches)?
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   General Artist
If you are hand drawing and colouring, you are better off buying a comic board, or at the very least printing out pages with panels and/or guides on them.
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MichiruKaminari Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'll have to look into that
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Inuyuke Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww man this is great! Thanks so much!

I need to refine my comic now, to go with this. <: Thanks~
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MadMeeper Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
OH wow, this is gonna help me a lot. i did notice that you made the BG behind the other panels in your comic but it's nice to have a reference like this. Thanks for posting it! Cx
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Sky-Lily Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I scan all the things that I want to sell as prints in 300 DPI ^^
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mini-fiddle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so is the yellow area just a precaution area? Like, the yellow area may or may not be cut off? or will that part be trimmed away for certain as well along with the bleed? :o

Very helpful! :aww:
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   General Artist
Precaution area ;) You got it.
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msgtjr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
thanks Akeli for this little jewel of a template! 8D -glomp-
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Lea007 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
this is very helpful! Thank you so much for posting this!:heart:
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Ashora123 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh this is cool, I do a comic and this'll come in handy. Thanks for posting it ^^
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
NP :D
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tanglezz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thanks for posting :3
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
:hug:
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redcoatcat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
If you work on bluelinepro or pretty much any standard North American comic board(11X17 with a 10X15 frame) there should be outlines for the bleed and trim boarders.
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
Oh yeah ^^ But this is more for digital only comics - people who don't draw on comic boards. I draw everything on the computer.
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VexVamp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, so is the bleed for when the comic is printed? If so, will it be there when you post on the internet, should the bleed show?
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
It's up to you, really. I put a border around the bleed area online.
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VexVamp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, okay. Thanks
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:iconakeli:
akeli Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
NP :D (and that bleed needs to be there when printing, btw, if that didn't come across right)
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VexVamp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it came across fine. I write novels, so I'm used to messing with bleeds, I'm just not used to posting stuff like this on the internet. Also, this is my first serious graphic novel, so I'm still learning.
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TenseiCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome thanks for sharing this.
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akeli Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
:heart:!
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