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Is there anywhere I can get a list of what all the Comic Marks are supposed to be used for, and how I'm supposed to place them?
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There's no specific way to place the Comic Marks. You just place them in a way that looks right to you. Also, if you want to know which of the Comic Marks are for... Well, they're pretty straight forward, at least to me. Which of the Comic Marks don't you know what to use for?
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LordofHearts wrote:

There's no specific way to place the Comic Marks. You just place them in a way that looks right to you. Also, if you want to know which of the Comic Marks are for... Well, they're pretty straight forward, at least to me. Which of the Comic Marks don't you know what to use for?


Pretty much anything besides the sweat drop, the anger x mark and the surprised marks (generally).
For example, there's a whole bunch of Surprise and Impact marks, but I don't know which ones I should use in which situation.
I know I can just use what "looks good", but I'm sure there's a proper way to use them.

Additionally, I don't really know too much about Onomatopoeia (Sound Effects), and given that the program only comes with a few English ones (and even then, I don't know how I should use most of them), I have to make my own, but I don't know which ones I should use, and when. I also don't know if I'm making my sound effects too large, too small, whether I should have them at an angle or not, and if so, how steep of an angle....

It's all very confusing to me...
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For the most part, almost all the Comic Marks go somewhere on the character's head region, including the Surprise Comic Marks. The Embarrassed Comic Marks go somewhere on the character's cheeks.

The Motion Comic Marks go next the character's body. (For example, if you're character is supposed to be cold and shivering, you would take one of the last 4 Shiver Comic Marks and put it next to the character to make it look like they're actually shivering.)

The Breath and Smoke Comic Marks go around the mouth area of the character.

The Injury and Blood Comic Marks go anywhere on the body where your character would be injured.

As for the Shine and Bubble Comic Marks, I would put the Shine Comic Marks on a character's eyes or in the background. As for the Bubble Comic Marks... I haven't had to use them yet, so I couldn't tell you where they would go. Maybe they could go in the background?

Exclamation and Question Comic Marks go next to the character or can be used along with the text you make.

Touch, Arrow and Finger, Hearts and Stars, Feathers and Bones, Other Signs, Silhouette, Hole and Apertures, and Misc can go anywhere. It depends on what the scene you are making calls for.

When it comes to the sound effects, I really couldn't tell you which ones you should use, because it just depends on the scene you're making, but what I can tell you is that if your sound effects cover the character or something of importance in the setting, then it's too large or needs to placed at an angle so that it doesn't cover anything important.

Basically, as you keep using ComiPo!, you'll get used to it and eventually just know when to use a Sound Effect or Comic Mark. If I was of no help to you, then try reading manga and see how and when they place sound effects and Comic Marks and take note of it.
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that's what I try to do. I just read some of my favorite manga or the type of manga i like that's in a certain genre i want mine to be in and I look for how they place their marks then open up comipo and practice to see if I can get the same effect.
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Using filters combined with colors to shift into a dream sequence. 3D Primitives make cool alternative speech bubbles.

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If you look at the floor, I mirrored the models, darkened them and added blur to give the effect of shadow.

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KrimsonGray wrote:

Using filters combined with colors to shift into a dream sequence. 3D Primitives make cool alternative speech bubbles.



Mind telling me what that Japanese-characters-as-English-letters font you've got there is?

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Its a free font called Tokyosoft. Link: http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Tokyo_Soft.htm
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KrimsonGray wrote:

If you look at the floor, I mirrored the models, darkened them and added blur to give the effect of shadow.



I haven't though about it. I like your effects, and I appreciate your advices.

I don't know if it is useful or not, but If you want to create fluffy atmosphere or dream-alike scene like below first picture, then 1) add "light_14a" or any "light" to desired panel, and cover whole panel, 2) go to "change color", and change to color that match to background. 3) set Transparency to 9 or any number as you like. 4) add another "White blur_12b" BENEATH or LOWER than "light" layer, and set at Transparency to 1-9 as you like.
Beneath spoiler link is the comparison of the one with effects on and the one without it.
(Ah! I forgot to change color of the character to match pink in my original picture. Now updated version!)

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KrimsonGray wrote:

If you look at the floor, I mirrored the models, darkened them and added blur to give the effect of shadow.



I haven't though about it. I like your effects, and I appreciate your advices.

I don't know if it is useful or not, but If you want to create fluffy atmosphere or dream-alike scene like below first picture, then 1) add "light_14a" or any "light" to desired panel, and cover whole panel, 2) go to "change color", and change to color that match to background. 3) set Transparency to 9 or any number as you like. 4) add another "White blur_12b" BENEATH or LOWER than "light" layer, and set at Transparency to 1-9 as you like.
Beneath spoiler link is the comparison of the one with effects on and the one without it.
(Ah! I forgot to change color of the character to match pink in my original picture. Now updated version!)



Please don't do that. I get enough of that crap with horrible scanlators, putting the Japanese text in the bubble and the English text in parenthesis. Quit being a weeaboo.
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TatsukiTakatsuki wrote:

Please don't do that. I get enough of that crap with horrible scanlators, putting the Japanese text in the bubble and the English text in parenthesis. Quit being a weeaboo.


Sorry, I didn't knew it will offend some people. I thought it would make it funnier, so I added to it.
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eternal_shenlong: I thought it was cool! Don't let anyone tell you what to do!
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eternal_shenlong: I thought it was cool! Don't let anyone tell you what to do!


It's not cool, it reeks of horrible Narutard weeaboo.
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