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Old 08-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #9
Thomas Mauer
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This used to be a big problem, but then Popgun came along which was a great motivator to find ways to get artists to resize their own crap. This is the result, and it's been a breeze ever since (open in Photoshop to see the live area guides):

http://popguncomics.com/single-page-template.tif
http://popguncomics.com/spread-template.tif

Download them, share them, give them to every single artist you come into contact with.

Be aware that some printers/publishers require different bleeds, so add the canvas accordingly. These live area guides are the best solution for trades though.

I've done other templates for other formats, but the info in there seems to work out well enough.

Make sure that LINEART gets resized to printsize before its sent on to colorists. That's how you can avoid problems with missing or incorrect bleed art.
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