Webtoons are made up of individual comic pages stacked on top of each other in a vertical format instead of horizontal format.
Comic pages usually read left to right or right to left depending on what country you live in.
For webtoon pages it’s read from top to bottom, which makes it perfect for viewing on your phone!
On the left is a typical horizontal comic page from my shojo one shot manga School Memories.
On the right is the webtoon page format of my fake marriage trope webtoon Catch me! Fight me! Love Me!
How Do I Make a Webtoon Page?
I typically like to use clip studio paint when setting up my webtoon file size. Depending on what platform you use your file size might be different than mine. Since I upload on webtoon I went ahead and created a blog post about webtoon’s format.
There are a few different ways to go about making a webtoon page. Just make sure that when you upload your webtoon files onto LINE Webtoon you have the webtoon format at 800 x 1280.
When starting your webtoon file in your art program you’ll want the canva size to be bigger than 800 x 1280 because I feel that’s too small of a size to draw on.
Some webtoon artist create a webtoon long format document and draw out the panels in bulk from top to bottom. Their file sizes can range from 800 x 8000 or 1600 x 20,000.
A good rule of thumb to keep your lines looking crisp when you zoom in is to just take the webtoon uploading file format and multiple the width by 2 and the height by 6-10
If you’d like to see the rough drafts of my webtoon then stop on over to this post where I showcase how I draw my webtoon rough drafts!
How Many Panels Does a Webtoon Have?
There are some webtoon artist that create shorter webtoon page formats where they only make the webtoon file size big enough to draw 1 or 2 panels.
With long form formats you can fit all 20-60 panels on one file. I like to keep my webtoon episode around 20 panels. That’s usually where my story naturally ends and I’m able to manage that work load.
I also like enough space in between my panels so I usually will do either 1-2 panel per working webtoon file.
I like to keep readability in mind so I usually don’t put more than 3 panels per working page and it’s usually formatted at 1600 x 2400.
If you’re doing the long page Canva format then you have plenty of space to move panels up and down to give it enough gutter image in between panels.
How Do You Make Webtoon Panels
When I’m creating panels for a webtoon page or for a standard comic page I like to use the rule of thirds guide. I personally like enough white space in between my panels just to help with pacing/timing.
The reason why I use the rule of thirds guide is that this helps me to keep the page balanced.
I don’t have a natural eye for balance so this tool helps me to better see where panels should go or to make more appealing webtoon page compositions.
If you’d like to learn more about how I apply the golden rule of thirds then this blog post How To Start A Comic: Webtoon Vertical Panel Style goes into more detail.
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!
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!