Guide to Canvas size for Webtoon Platform

Guide to Canvas size for Webtoon Platform

My webtoon canvas size that I personally like to draw when I’m using clip studio paint is 1600 pixels wide by 4800 pixels long but if I’m using other programs like ibispaint or medibang paint or any other one on my iPad or smartphone then usually my webtoon canvas size per file will be 1600 pixels long and 2800 pixels wide.

The reason for the difference is because my phone and tablet are old so they don’t have a lot of space and this file size helps me to draw my webtoon without much hiccup with layer restrictions or blurry images~

my webtoon file set up process

This canvas size helps my lines not look so blurry I usually like to have the dpi set higher than 72 so sometimes I’ll do 300 or up to 600 if I want to print something that looks super crisp in paper format.

Clip Studio Paint also has some premade template sizes that can be used as well, I just like to make my set up look similar to how I draw my traditional print format comic books~

Hopefully this video helps you to see a bit of my file format set up when I’m making my webtoon but don’t worry if you make yours differently because there is more than one way to make a webtoon!

Also since WEBTOON CANVA now has a new built in comic page reformatter it now crops and resizes my files for me I don’t have to worry about resizing my files to fit on their platform, they do it for us~

At the backend when uploading or publishing webcomics onto Webtoons platforms the files look like they are one long vertical strip so a lot of people thought that’s the type of file they must draw on and upload

BUT something that I learned over the years is that webtoons or more specifically WEBTOON CANVA webtoon pages are basically made up of individual image files that their platform will connect together to make it look like a one long vertical strip with an upload size of 800px by 1280px

My webtoon Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!

Now I don’t draw my webtoon in that size but I draw my webtoon about triple that canva size so around 1600px by 4800 or 4600px that way I can zoom in close and avoid that blurry line look while drawing.

When I’m done drawing my webtoon I will draw in a high dpi of 600 but you can draw in a lower dpi like 300 or 72 but be mindful of the blurry effect that might happen.

I then resize the canva size of my webtoon to the upload size of 800px by 1280px either in clip studio paint or using croppy free cropping website.

The reason I save as jpg instead of png is to help keep the file size of each image as small as possible since the maximum upload size can’t be higher than 20MB

webtoon panel
Webtoon Panel Tutorial

If my canva size is still too long then I can also use Krita’s image slicing feature that will cut and resave each image for me. Krita’s image slicing function is similar to the webtoon slicing feature and a great free alternative for Clip Studio Paint.

Krita similar features and free alternative to Clip Studio Paint webtoon feature

Want to Learn How to Start a Webtoon?

If you’re trying to start your own webtoon but you’re having trouble knowing where to begin then download the “How to Start a Webtoon” Ebook that’s perfect for beginners!

Learn what hardware webtoon artist use, what tools webtoon artist use to draw digitally and a full breakdown of the webtoon process plus more!

how to start a webtoon
How to Start a Webtoon

Also if you’re looking for a wholesome, fake marriage trope, AMBW manga webtoon to read to pass the time then you might want to check out Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!

AMBW and BWAM manga manhwa webtoon
Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! AMBW Webtoon Comic

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