Bocchi-sensei! Teach me Scanlation!
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Guide for people who want to learn scanlation.

Will be expanded slowly... These are effort :/

Feel free to add your own guides if you have a different way of doing something.

Actions Just drop it into Photoshop to add them to it.
Topaz Plug-in Add .zip to end after you download it.
Keyboard shortcuts Needs to be placed in \Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Settings\ folder for it to work.
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@IvoryPuma Honestly? The easiest way to learn Japanese is to simply study every day, no matter how little. I started almost 8 years ago now. Never studied for any longer than 20 minutes a day and probably skipped a month or two every now and then. Even so I can still recognize certain whole sentences at a glance and can read katakana/hiragana/(some)kanji with relative ease. It certainly doesn't always take that long, just depends on whether you're less lazy than I am. But if you start with just that you'll at least be able to see if it's worth it for you personally.

Visit the stackexchange and reddit websites for learning japanese to get some book resources. Definitely get your hands on tools like Anki, Tae Kim's Grammar Guide pdf, and the Genki textbooks(or ebook...) once you at least understand the Japanese syllabary (which is something that took me roughly two weeks to learn) that will be enough to "get you started". Learning a language completely is like trying to get to level 100 in an RPG. You need to set proper expectations before you try it, and don't burn out. Give yourself extremely small goals every once in a while to keep yourself going. When I first got started, one of my goals was to be able to read whatever signs in anime were in katakana, and later it was to recognize certain words characters would say in anime. Nowadays I'm able to follow conversations without looking at the TV soemtimes (but I still haven't gotten through a chapter of Yotsubato! without reference T-T).

You have to remember, you probably spent several years as a child not knowing how to read. Why would it take any less to learn how to do it all over again? Just be glad you don't live in the 90s, nowadays you can get 100% of these resources I just named for free, and you could have it all downloaded within a few minutes after reading this. Learning is a privilege! Take advantage!
Last edited 3 mo ago by knight_evangel.
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man, this would have been pretty helpful for the one time i tried my hand at cleaning and typesetting. then again, this was 2006-ish and i was stuck using GIMP so i should probably have been happy i had image files when i was done.
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Should I add another, "Crazy guide using Paint, MS powerpoint, and PDF" ?
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Thank you Bocchi-sensei. ?
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@bocchi Thanks for the lessons sensei!
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@BCS because i'm too strong just to have one series
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@BCS The Teach Me MangaDex series wasn't useless! I learned how to view hentai from it! :P
(Seriously, though, I also learned some other cool stuff like how to set your language and block certain tags.)
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Sounds cool.
ixlone
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@BCS

It's not everyone. It's just me.

We do her series so I use her because of that.
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I've always wondered, but never looked into it, since it seemed too much to ask for. I've only ever PR'd for a few series I was interested in.

I hope this continues...
Last edited 7 mo ago by RN571.
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Still no idea why everyone's senseifying Bocchi, but at least it's not pointless like the Teach me Mangadex one
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i know right, who in their right mind would bother scanning books
ixlone
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@421cookies

Cos most digital releases aren't good quality and redrawing is much easier on a larger raw.
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@ixlone For doujinshi I guess? I mean, most manga have digitial release so why would anyone take more hassle to scan from scratch…
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Bocchi-sensei! Teach me Japanese! next please!
Last edited 7 mo ago by Xunder.
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@421cookies

I do. All the time.

Most of the processes after the first part are the same anyway.
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Okay but, who the fuck still do scanning process in scanlation?
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Thanks this will be very useful
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Thank you for doing this. I've always wondered about the details of how this process occurs.
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Is there an easy way to learn moon runes?