My Webtoon Format File Set-up

My Webtoon Format File Set-up

LINE webtoon format is usually 800px wide and 1280px tall but there are a few different formats you can use to set-up and create your webtoon comic as well. 

One is to draw your webtoon in one long format and the other is to draw your webtoon in shorter size format batches. 

I use the later because I get overwhelmed with how long the webtoon is and how much work that means I still have. 

I’m easily overwhelmed which doesn’t really blend well with the fact that I want to create webtoons but that’s not really the topic for today.

Webtoon Page Format Guides

What is my Webtoon Page Format

LINE Webtoon format is 800 x 1280 and the indiviual file size can’t be any larger than 2mb.

When I format my webtoon I create my webtoon pages in 1600px (width) by 4800px (height) file sized batches instead of one long 800px by 20,000px file size. 

This way I can have the file size large enough that way when I save my file it doesn’t look blurry or crowded. 

On top of that having a file that long in size might be a little too much for my computer RAM to handle so to avoid the dread program unexpectedly quit I keep my file sizes in shorter batches.

webtoon panel tutorial

How do I make Webtoon Panels

I like to have at the most about 1-2 word ballon per panel.

Along with that I like to keep one action per panel but that’s just for my personal pacing preference.

You know how they say diamonds are a girls best friend? (I’d argue against that and say it’s food but that’s not the focus for today)

Well Grids are a webtoon artist best friend!

webtoon panel
Webtoon Panel Tutorial

Using grids can help take off the pressure from figuring out where to place your webtoon panels in a balanced and organized way. 

I already have to make a lot of different decisions when starting a webtoon so decision burn out can kick in real fast.

So grids are my go to tool to use to help me easily find where to place my panels. 

I go into more detail about how I use my own webtoon panel guide over in this blog post if you’d like to learn a little more about webtoon panel placement tips and tricks.

There are a few different ways to crop your webtoon like using croppy or manually cropping the panels with your art program.

I’ll cover more on that in a later blog post so if you’d like to keep up to date with more webtoon panel tips make sure you’re subscribed to my blog!

How many Panels are in a Webtoon?

The typical number of files for one episode of my webtoon Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! is usually about 18-20 files.

The typical number of panels for my webtoon episodes is between 18-20. 

I personally like to have at least 1-2 panels per webtoon file page.

Using a gird also helps me avoid over-crowding my webtoon pages and helps with finding a good balance for my word ballon placement.

Webtoon Page Process

There is no hard or fast rule on how many panels a webtoon should have; as long as the story is able to be told then you can have as many or as few as you’d like. 

On LINE Webtoon some suggest 35 panels per webtoon episode update but again I just like to keep my focus on telling my story instead of hitting a number.

What should you do next?

If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!

I also have a free ebook where I cover how to make, publish and monetize a webtoon comic 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!

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