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Webtoon Design: A Step-by-Step Explanation with Pictures

Welcome to a lesson, which is the first of its kind on my site, and it is about webtoons, which are the type of comic stories that are shown on the Internet, and are often in color, because they are not printed, unlike manga, which is in black and white, because they are printed at a low cost. In general, I had to explain the difference briefly before starting the lesson.


Downlead the software used : Here


Story and script of the webtoon

We write the story that will be turned into a webtoon. You have the freedom to write it in any program you want, and we divide it in a table. Each number represents a specific shot, and its proximity is the description and dialogue.

It is true that scheduling the scenario is optional, but it is practical in terms of saving time and effort
A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


Balloons and dialogue

We now open the drawing program that we will work on. The first thing we have to do is define and divide the scenes that will appear on the page. In webtoons, the scenes are often under each other, but we can arrange them like Japanese manga.

Before drawing, it is necessary to add dialogue balloons to the pages, so that we know the space allocated for drawing the characters.


Adding balloons after drawing will cover what you have drawn, and you may not find enough space for the balloons.
A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures

Downlead the software used : Here


The sketch the webtoon

We begin to draw the basic lines of the scenes, green for the initial shape of the body, blue for the face, and red for the detailed drawing.

A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


Inking and coloring the webtoon



A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures

After the sketch, the inking stage will come, with black color, we lighten the sketch layer, and then we begin drawing directly above it.










It is necessary to ink each part separately, the hair in a separate layer, and the body as well as the clothes.


A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


The method is as follows: I add a new folder dedicated to inking, and inside it is a folder dedicated to coloring, and each folder has a layer.

  • Layer for drawing hair

  • Body drawing layer

  • Layer for drawing clothes and accessories

Adding a separate layer for each part helps us modify what we want, without affecting the entire drawing
A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures

In the coloring folder, I add a folder for each part of the drawing

  • Skin coloring folder

  • Facial features coloring folder

  • Hair coloring folder

  • Clothes coloring folder

  • Optional add-ons and accessories coloring folder

Example: In the hair coloring folder as shown below, I colored the hair yellow, and in a separate layer I added shadow, and in an additional layer, we can add shine to the hair.

A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures

Downlead the software used : Here


Add backgrounds to the webtoon

As you are accustomed to me, I do not draw the backgrounds myself, but rather I use 3D models, and this is what mangaka and webtooners always do.


A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


I take the place I want, which is the school classroom, and specify the angle I want, and from there, I choose the option to turn the shot into an anime drawing.


A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


Then I added the effect of softening the color intensity, in order to make it more anime-like. Notice the difference between the right and left images, how the chapter in the “after” image looks brighter and more beautiful than the previous one, which looks dark in relation to the webtoon story.


A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


Effects the webtoon

It is important that some shots contain effects that express the characters’ emotions, such as screaming, shock, fear, and other feelings, and here I will show you how to do that.


We choose Figure from the left menu, select the appropriate form of effect and its intensity, and add it to the panel.

A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


A layer with this effect will appear. You can control the color and thickness of the lines as well


A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures


Publishing method

It is known that webtoons are displayed by scrolling down, because they are intended for viewing on mobile phones, so we must follow that method while publishing.

Here is a video that will explain it to you



This, the final result of the entire page will be. I hope you have benefited, and stay tuned for more lessons dedicated to manga. I will see you well.

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A complete explanation of webtoon design from start to finish with pictures

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