Webtoon Artist Advice: Webtoon Size Restrictions

Have you ever read a webtoon and wanted to then publish your own but you wondered how webtoon creators uploaded their webtoon comics online?

When looking at webtoon on LINE when I first started out I noticed how it looked like one long vertical page where the panels are just stacked on top of each other.

webtoon format
Webtoon Long Format

This of course totally confused me because I thought that I had to upload my files in one super long format.

Of course lead to me getting an error message from LINE saying the file size was too long so I was totally baffled about how to publish a webtoon like other webtoon creators.

The webtoon page file size is 800 x 1280 and no bigger than that. The problem is that drawing all of your 10-20 panels on a file size that is 800 x by 1280 is WAY to small and clustered!

So I wonder how do you upload your webtoon onto LINE and Tapas without the files looking crowded and blurry?

Thankfully there was an easy work around for me; Instead of trying to squeeze all of your panels on one file split them up by creating more files. 

Webtoon Page format

You can actually upload multiple files onto webtoon and tapas and their platform will stack it up seamlessly for you so there won’t be any need for concern of their being any unwanted gasp when you upload individual files.

What’s My webtoon Process

So my webtoon process usually starts with me creating a file that is double the size requirement so 1600 x 4800. The reason why is because I’m able to keep my files clean and crisp so when I resize it during exporting I don’t get those icky blurry lines.

You might be wondering how many panels do I have for my webtoon? All together I like to draw around 20 webtoon panels and that’s usually split up 2 panels per file. 

Now there are some webtoon creators that do work in one long file format but they also slice or crop their images into individual sections (think kind of like chopping down a long tree into tiny logs) and then they upload each individual file onto webtoon or tapas

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!

As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey! 

Would you like to learn my Art Tablet Recommendations or maybe read my guide about Everything a Beginner Webtoon Artist Needs

I’ve also published 4 Comic books and as of 2020 I’m currently working on my 5th published book! If you’d like to learn how to publish a Comic book in 3 steps then check out my blog post How to Publish a Comic book.

I might not be able to respond to all comments but I do read and appreciate each one. Thank you for understanding <3

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