Creating Your First Webtoon: A Beginner’s Guide to Tools, Format, and Platforms

When it comes to creating a webtoon comic it can be a bit overwhelming to get started, but don’t worry, I’ve got some tips to help make the process a bit easier and these are the tips that I use to create my published webtoon comic books.

When it comes to what tools to use there are a lot of webtoon artist who use programs like Clip Studio Paint or Krita to create their comics.

Clip Studio Paint is a great choice because they have a lot of comic specific tools like panel divider and a webtoon page exporter, but if you’re looking for a free alternative, Krita is a solid choice to go with aswell. One of the best things about Krita is its image slicer feature, which makes it easy to split your comic into multiple images and this can also be used for beginner artist who struggle with trying to get use to the webtoon format and can’t afford the cost using Clip Studio Paint.

Next thing to talk about is the format of your webtoon, it’s important to know that webtoons are typically made up of multiple, vertically-stacked comic pages but instead of the panels being left to right like a typical comic page for webtoon format the panels are typically stacked to read up to down.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t still post regular comic pages in the same format as a webtoon, this is what I do with my published manga School Memories.

Now when it comes to these page size they are usually around 800px by 1280px in size when you are uploading them on to online publishing platforms BUT this doesn’t meant that you have to draw in that small size, typically I draw 3x that file size and then when I export it I will shrink it down to fit the upload size.

Once you’ve finished your comic, you’ll need to upload it to a platform like WEBTOON CANVA or Tapas. To do this, you’ll need to visit their website on an internet browser. If you’re using a mobile device, make sure to request the desktop version of the site.

Also a cool feature that these platforms have is that they have a built in webtoon page format that you can use to help you slice and resize your files if you are making a webtoon on paper and uploading photos of your page, OR if you just don’t feel like resizing it in the art program that you’re using then their re-formater can help remove that step for you.

These are just a few tips to get you started on your webtoon journey. If you have any more questions or need more information, check out our How to start a webtoon ebook on how to make, publish, and monetize a webtoon comic for beginners.

And if you’re looking for a great webtoon to read, check out Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! – an AMBW manga webtoon that follows the trope of a fake marriage. Good luck and happy creating!

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