Kudos to you, Banker. That's some extreme speed you're pulling off right now.I can't give an estimate, when the next bonus story will be ready, since I'll be taking a break to correct and edit my translated issues 13-18 to rid them from translation mistakes and other nasties. I had planned this from the beginning three months ago to evaluate my progress with the italian language after having translated 10 issues.If it takes to long I'll probably translate the next few bonus stories and just ignore the main story for these issues.
So... what kind of editing software do you guys use?
I use Photoshop most of the time. I tried Scan-Tailor, which can be good to do preworking on a scan (alignement, cropping, borders), though all auto features, that are built in are utterly destroyed by the layout of the Duck Avenger comics. So I ended up doing these steps with Photoshop too.I'm not really a Photoshop expert, I just use some standart editing tools (white/black point, stamps, filters), though the result can look pretty nice.
Hmm... kay. I've been using Paint.NET. It's allowed me to edit pages really fast and easy, though there's one problem does extend the time a bit and worsen the quality. I can't bold separate parts of the text, so I have to manually do it by typing in the text i want bolded and drag it top of the other text I've written to make it look bolded.... I'll try that Photoshop thing out and see if I can keep up the same speed.
@Birch: This issue is wrongly labeled #22 in the News.Other than that I can't say much more than many many thanks to all of you. If you happen to be in Munich some time, lemme buy you a drink.
... yeah, Photoshop is doing exactly what I wanted with it. I'm currently working on a Remastered version of Issue 22 using those beautiful scans you provided me (thank you), fixing some errors and such... and then I can possibly start my superplan.Don't worry, it won't delay my work on the next issue.
Oh, great. So you got to download my #22 edit before Megaupload died.Photoshop takes a while to getting used to it and learning the important functions, but the possibilities are insane. The only tutorials for lettering and editing I know are in german, so they probably won't be of any use to you.Here's an action for speech bubbles: It contracts the selection by 3 pixels, fills it with the foreground color and creates a vector-mask (if you use the text tool on the vector-mask while it's is selected, it automatically fit's the frame into the selection). It should work with CS3 or higher (not sure about earlier releases):http://www.mediafire.com/?25jza3hmz6voyta
Hmm... kay. That's gonna take a while to understand. I'll stick to Paint.NET for my regular editing in the meantime.Though I'm gonna gonna put that remastering on a hold for a bit and see if Denny returns with those error corrections.
Many many thanks, you're great! Four days for one issue is incredible! I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to read all those missing PKNA stories Ehapa didn't want to release here :)!
Actually it was six days.Halfway through the next issue. Should be up in about... two days.
PKNA 24 - Twilight AKA Scandinavia Rule the Fucking World:http://www.mediafire.com/?852o2vd2mut4bbrI have no idea why the comic viewer is showing the pages in different sizes. The images should have about the same dimensions.Yeah.