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Screentone Example Page by Quasimanga Screentone Example Page by Quasimanga
A page I put together for the book, Mangaka America. It's serves as an example image for a digital screentoning tutorial Lindsay and I wrote for the book.

The tones look a bit choppy in the reduced size web version of this picture, but that's to be expected.

I wanted the page to have dialogue beats between the characters so the reader's eye would seek across the page in a more natural way, but I didn't want words to distract from the page's purpose. So, instead of writing dialogue, I used a wavelength representing emotion and big punctuation to get the same effect across.

Also-- I'm considering creating an online resource for screentone. The archive would feature high-quality 600 dpi tones, that are ready for use in printing. If you have any interest in this, or have any professional grade 600 dpi tones to contribute, please let me know.
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AmyNyan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I'd be interested in it! I still need to practice screen tones, so thats really awesome.. ^.^* heheh...
Melody-Hikari Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
*raises hand* I'd be interested in learning about screentone. I may not use it in the immediate sense, but it may be good knowledge to know or pass onto someone else. and I may decide to practice it.
Quasimanga Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Okay. When I make the archive I'll leave a note in my journal section with a link.
Melody-Hikari Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Three cheers for the Manga-ka!
Crowd: HIP-HIP, HOORAY! (3x)
kurishojo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
I would love to have a ready-to-print screentone archive online to use and referrance. I've just begun work on a little manga project to test it out and I'm currently trying out different print-quality screentoning techniques for the first time. I purchased the Manga-ka America book when it first came out and the information you submitted is my favourite and most referranced section. You're a great inspiration; many thanks for sharing your techniques with the rest of us :3
This page was a very nice example and still looks great ^^
Quasimanga Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the complements. It's great to hear you're putting this section we wrote to good use. I figured since we already divulged one of our trade secrets, in the form of the tutorial, on how to make print quality screentones, we may as well go all the way and post some of the premade tones we use on a day-to-day basis in comic production.

I want to help people make manga. There are too many talented people out there who are discouraged from working in this powerful comics medium. Anything I can do to help lower the barrier to entry is good for the community on a whole. Or at least that's what I think.
GuardianYashu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
I remember this from the Manga-Ka America book ^^ there was some really helpful stuff in the tutorial you guys made....except the part about tablets to do the scratching stuff XD cuz I don't have one.
I really love all the detail in the first panel.
The online tone resource is a great's hard to find good tones that are free to use. If I make some of my own I'll let you know ^^ (i think i might have some decent ones still around in my files)
Zephra85 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooh, so awesome! ^.^ I hope I can apply screentones that skillfully one day.
Maseiya Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I'm interested. :)
Quasimanga Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I look forward to getting you some. I'm sure you'll put them to good use.
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