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Tutorial idea for Comic Page Print Template.


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Dear Affinity Acolytes

I've got an idea for a tutorial on setting up and publishing a comic page. 

Here is Ka-Blam's 'Template' for doing artwork with bleed and trim guidelines.  They are digital printers who specialise in comic books.   It would be good idea if your professional Design and Photo tutorial team (they do the best tutorials I've ever watched!) could do a tutorial based on setting up this comic page print guide for Affinity Publisher.   It would be a great road test for Affinity Publisher in Beta...as it would show Publisher's capabilities on an actual 'print' job set up.  Once the page is set up with guide lines...all that would remain would be to drop in the page of comic art at the size noted in the 'live', 'trim' and 'document' sizes.)  This would be a good way to get many independent creators on board with your pending release through the powerful & accessible medium of comics.

'Power & Accessibility' are two words I'd use to describe Affinity Software.  ('With great power...comes great accessibility...'  Now there's a marketing line for you... ;)

The original file/template is on their website.   There are a lot of comics companies and comic artists who probably use Affinity Design, Photo (I do...) and now, Publisher.  Having a 'press-press' tutorial for this template would be great.  From my own perspective, would really help me learn Publisher in Beta in a context of how I would actually use it.

Regards,

Azrael.

 

Ps.  Here's the link to the template.

http://ka-blam.com/main/standard-sized-page-template/

 

Link to their site...

 

http://ka-blam.com/main/

comic_template_low1.png

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17 minutes ago, orphanlast said:

The document is supposed to be 7" by 10.5" and when you place the image into the file -- the image is larger than the document. 

I don't think I understand what you're saying.

I saved that template .png from their site, and when I open the template in Designer I have a 7" x 10.5" document @ 300dpi.

If I create a new 7 x 10.5 inch document (@ 300 dpi), and Place that .png file into it, it fits exactly.

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9 hours ago, orphanlast said:

And why would you have it at 300 DPI most comic books print at 600

That's what that PNG template is set to when downloaded, so that's what I used.

Resizing, with resampling, to 600 DPI should work, though.

-- Walt

Desktop:  Windows 11 Home, version 21H2 (22000.613) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 
Laptop:  Windows 10 Home, version 21H2 (19044.1706) 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
        Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.1342) and 2.0.0 / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.1342)  and 2.0.0 / Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 (.1342)  and 2.0.0
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.280) and 2.0.2 / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.21) and 2.0.2 / Affinity Publisher 2.0.2

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On 1/10/2020 at 1:39 PM, orphanlast said:

Am I missing something?

Based on the picture in the first post, the 7 x 10.5 area was meant to include the bleed.

In the Affinity apps, the bleed exists outside the defined page area, so you should be setting the page size in your document to the "trim area" of 6.75 x 10.25.

The template will then need to be placed such that it extends into the bleed area, which will exceed the page size slightly.  Note that the template does not appear to have the bleed as being the same size as the margins, so it will not extend all the way to the edge of the bleed area - you would need to scale and place it so that the "trim line" fell precisely on the page boundaries.

I'm not sure why you would need that template though if you are using the bleed and margin features already present in the application.

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