Webtoon Formatting, Canvas Slicing, and Hosting Tips for Beginner Digital Artists

Are you a beginner digital artist looking to start creating webtoon comics? One of the most important things to consider is how to properly format your comics for webtoon platforms. One of the biggest pain points for beginner webtoon artists is understanding the proper sizing and slicing of their webtoon canvas for uploading onto webtoon platforms.

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Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! in Clip Studio Paint

When it comes to slicing your webtoon canvas, there are a few different options available to you. One popular choice is using programs like Clip Studio Paint, Krita, ibispaint, and medibang paint, which all have webtoon specific panel slicing features. For example, in Clip Studio Paint, you can use the export webtoon feature or manually crop it using the “change canvas” feature and the “reference points” option to crop your canvas into separate panels. Krita also has a similar feature called the “image slicer” feature that slices your files similar to Clip Studio Paint webtoon export feature.

Another option is to use online image slicers like Croppy. These tools allow you to upload your long webtoon canvas and automatically slice it into separate panels according to the format requirements of different webtoon platforms such as WEBTOON CANVA and Tapas.

It’s important to note that each webtoon platform has its own specific format requirements. For example, WEBTOON CANVA requires a canvas size of no larger than 800px x 1280px, while Tapas requires a canvas size of no larger than 940 x 4000px. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these requirements before uploading your webtoon.

One thing to mention about a lot of webtoon publishing platforms have now started to influence a new feature to help comic artist so they don’t have to worry about properly aligning your panels or files because their platform will automatically slice and resize it for you with their auto-formatter and they also reformat your files to create a seamless reading experience for your audience when you upload your files. This way you don’t have to worry about making sure that the panels are aligned correctly.

Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! in WEBTOON CANVA

Another important aspect to consider when creating webtoon comics is the type of webtoon hosting platform you choose. Some popular options include WEBTOON CANVA, Tapas, Webtoons.com, and POPComic, etc. Each platform has its own unique features and benefits, so be sure to research and choose the one that best suits your needs.

Don’t forget to download our ebook on how to start a webtoon for beginners for even more helpful tips and information. And if you have any more questions, feel free to leave a comment below!

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