Hopefully I am not off-topic discussing cleaning in this subforum. Let me know if I am.
well we always appreciate how a work tc did but i wondered how hard it is to clean an image and tried this one. it took more than an hour and it is not quite pro . and there is more than 20 images like this on naver at each episode. so i now understand how hard they work. ty tC for your every week hard work
especially cleaning around ron mei's tits was so hard it took more than half an hour and i failed. damn it siu this girl needs surgery
Your editing is noticeable on the first two panels. Often you can leave some bits like that (or even not cleaned at all) because you will put text over it anyway, but in your case it will stand out even then. Here is The Company's version with finished cleaning/redrawing, I believe:
I am in no way an expert so there may be better ways to do, but here are some suggestions to improve:
- I notice you do the lines manually. That's not recommended, especially if you are using a mouse and not a drawing tablet. What you can use is the Pen Tool. It's one of the most used tools in cleaning comics anyway.
- When the thing that needs to be removed doesn't have any details on the background, as in panel two with Reflejo, you can usually do it in mere seconds by using the Patch Tool. Even if there is background the Patch Tool is super useful. I personal use it the most, I think.
Also generally the exclamation marks are not cleaned because they will be reused. I mean, no need to remove something that you will put there yourself later on. But sometimes the English sfx will differ a lot and the Korean punctuation cannot be reused. Bubbles cleaning usually takes seconds, literally. That same page you posted would take maybe 30 seconds for the bubbles because there is overflowing text in some of them.
But yeah, Tower of God requires A LOT of redrawing, like on Ron Mei's chest. It's not simply cleaning. Cleaning is very easy. Tedious, but easy. Whereas redrawing takes a lot of time, especially if you wish to make it look natural and preserve the original art.