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Ahh...I finally finished it. This is actually my first tutorial, so I hope it's really helpful to anyone using Deleter ComicWorks. @_@

I guess if you have any ComicWorks related questions, just ask them here? O_o If I know the answer, I'll try to help.

Remember, all of the tones will work at 600 dpi. Some can't work at 300 dpi, and I haven't actually used 1200 dpi. If you have a lot of RAM, this program is great for you. :D

60L/5% ---> 60L (60 dots per line/inch) 5% (dot density; higher the %, darker the dots)

If you don't have ComicWorks but want to use screentones, you can get them in other ways.
Photoshop (Look for tutorials if you use this method)
How to Draw Manga: Computones vol. 1 and 2 (these come with CDs that have patterns for Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro)
Traditonal Screentones (these have a sticky backing, and are hard to use. I have a ton of these. @_@ )
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:icontai-chow:
Tai-chow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Is there any way I can get any more tones for comic works? I love the tones in the program already, but I was just wondering if they have some out on their site. I can't seem to find any..
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Reeno-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I need help :x I draw all my pictures is PS CS5.... So when i transfer to comic works... i get that dpi thing... is there anyways to adjust my dpi on ps? :x I've looked around but ended up clueless
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Dark-Blue-Abaddon Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello there just wondering were i can find help using comicworks
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:iconvenuscho:
venuscho Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
where could i download the full version of this program??
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure. I bought the software a number of years ago. I'm not sure if there's still an English version being made or not. :(
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:iconmaniterart:
maniterART Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Do you still answer Question in here related to Comoc Works? If you do, I would like to ask something...

"60L/5% ---> 60L (60 dots per line/inch) 5% (dot density; higher the %, darker the dots)"

I wanted instead of 5% I would like something higher than 40% (There's no tone higher than that in CW?) do you have any Idea how to invert the tone? (so i could have instead of 40% I would get 60%?) (like White dots on Black?)

thanks fot the help in advance

oh and the tutorial is really helpfull, I'm working on something right now, and you were my saviour, once again tyks.
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SchneeAmsel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
if i scanned my picture in black&white some of the lines disapeared. that's why i scanned in grayscale.
(sorry, bad english ._.)
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:iconschneeamsel:
SchneeAmsel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! this will help me a lot! :w00t:
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:iconbeastbabe:
Beastbabe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
cool tutorial

you ink yr images by hand may i ask what pens you use? and do you clean it up once on the pc

thanks
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:iconkurama-chan:
Kurama-chan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you please help me with something? ._.

My ComicWorks just works in japanese!
I already downloaded the english patch, but it doesn't work!
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:iconalex055:
Alex055 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is really cool, how u make speedlines....yes stupid question T_T
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:iconwulfiesacolyte:
wulfiesacolyte Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
thanks for this, it helped me a lot :p [link]
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:iconjust-a-web-artist:
just-a-web-artist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool! Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconedward-fangirl4life:
edward-fangirl4life Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
awesome! One of the most helpful tutorials i've ever read! Thankies! :hug:
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:iconkeishajl:
keishajl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWSOMEEE!! Great tuto!!
Thank youuuuu sooooo muchhhh!! :w00t:
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I hope you get some use out of it. :)
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:iconedwardgan:
edwardgan Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
wow, thanks for the tutorial~
btw, any idea how to do a curved speedlines?
Or can Deleter comicworks do that?
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
There are some curved line screentones under the Effect tones, but other than that, I think you would have to use the french curve rulers and the pen tool.
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:iconmangakadanieru:
MangakaDanieru Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knew about the emenating rays thing, couldn't be bothered looking in the book, thanks! :XD:
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
In that same window, you can do vertical and horizontal lines. There's a drop down menu to go between them. XD
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:iconmangakadanieru:
MangakaDanieru Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, I saw that :D
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitely helpful, I've had trouble using ComicWorks for a long time but I think I'll start learning more from now on.
Thanks.
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:iconcastilen:
castilen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have Q?
the comicWorks...theres free download?
if yes can you tell me??
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
There's no free download for it that I know of, sorry. :(
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:iconcastilen:
castilen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's o.K!:hug:
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:iconcomichub:
comichub Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
that's very very useful tutorial. thank you very much. >w<
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Glad it's helpful. :)
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:iconfrailgraphics:
frailgraphics Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Student General Artist
Really usefull, i'll fav it.
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:iconqowang:
qowang Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
My COMICWORKS is in Japanese. Can you tell me how to change it to English?
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:iconmeechemax:
Meechemax Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
The question I have is where did you get comicworks?
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:iconmogmi:
Mogmi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Thank you for the tuturial.

I must ask...having a tablet makes easier dealing with this software? Thank you.
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Professional General Artist
Not really...I usually use a mouse. XD
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:iconmogmi:
Mogmi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
Have you ever used Manga Studio?
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nope, but I've been wanting to buy a copy of it. :)
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MofoDishwasher Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
When you open a file that you've already scanned, is there anyway to open it without having to select a "Creation System"? Whenever I try to open a hand inked file that I've scanned in already (I had to piece it together), I have to choose from either "Threshold 50%", "Error Diffusion", "Dither Pattern", or "Halftone", and they always chop up my lines. If you could help me out, I'd really appreciate it!
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merit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
Hey thanks. This will be quite helpful during my comic process :)
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Therian-Ravenmoon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
Wow, that's a nice tutorial. I got my Comicworks about a year back and I haven't had a chance to use it yet. u_u;

~Ravenmoon~
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Shonen-aiSamurai Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
I just ordered my ComicWorks from Akadot and i guess it'll be here eventually..i'm saving this tho because no doubt it'll come in handy! This program looks very useful and i can't wait to start using it!! :love: thanks for the tut
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StarMasayume Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Ooh nice tutorial! I'm just starting to try and figure out doing screentones digitally and the different methods so this will come in handy. Do you know where you can get comicworks and how much it is roughly?
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
As far as I know, Comicworks stopped making the english version of the program (or at least new versions :cries: ).

English Version:
Akadot Retail ($100): [link]
Blue Line Pro ($120): [link]=PROD&Store_Code=BL&;Product_Code=AR-DEL5051014a

Akadot is a good store (I've ordered from them a lot, and that's where I got my Comicworks). I've never ordered from Blue Line Pro before, but they're supposed to be pretty good. Other than that, looking it up on google would probably find other retailers for it.
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:iconstarmasayume:
StarMasayume Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
Okay thanks a lot. :) I think I ordered pens and comic paper once from Akadot.
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Doh, it didn't give the link correctly. To check it out at Blue Line pro, go to [link] -> search store -> type in comicworks and there you go!
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JaqD Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Filmographer
i have a question, when i use like dots or grad in the Tone thing or any thing! well when i use it its really big dots even if its the smallest it can go. uh... for example its like my picture is to small or something and not making it pritty like yours how can i make it small little dots like yours?
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
You mean in my resized version?

I used 60L tones (a common one used in manga) on art scanned at 600 dpi for the tutorial.

When you're working in the program at 600dpi, all the dots look pretty big. The program assumes that what you're toning will be sent off for printing.

For showing off your work to others online, you'll have to make a resized version. When I finish a piece in comicworks, I save it as a .psd file and open it in Photoshop. Then I create a layer underneath the art and fill it with white. I save a copy of it there, in case I want to change anything later. Then I merge all the layers and resize the image to about 700 pixels wide (or as low as 400 pixels, depending on what the image is) and save it as a jpg.
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:iconjaqd:
JaqD Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Filmographer
oh so it looks bigger on comic works but when you save it as you said and in photoshop it will look smaller?
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yep, you just need to resize it when you're finished if you want to show it online.
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:iconjaqd:
JaqD Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconjaqd:
JaqD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Filmographer
oh it so helpful!! thank you so much for making this tutorial!! i just got CW ....thursday and the manual thing is not very helpful ^^;
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:iconglittercandy:
Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Let me know if you need any further help with it.
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:iconjaqd:
JaqD Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional Filmographer
wow you wespnded back! (most people that make tutorials dont respond back for some reson .....) yahh! >.< ok i will! thank you so much!
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