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25 Screen tones for printing by amegoddess 25 Screen tones for printing by amegoddess
EDIT: Hey guys... this is digital screen tone making it a PRINT defeats the whole purpose. Also it would print as a completely useless gray square. AND there's 25 different gray screen tones in this download so how would I make a print of that anyway? Please stop requesting it you're making me sad.

Not to mention as a print it would be useless and more expensive then actual usable screen tone... go and just buy regular tone if you want to get real screen tone. Akadot: [link] Dickblick: [link] END EDIT

Hello everyone, after talking to people about comics and the problem we seem to have with them I decided give away some stuff I use. So, to go with my Inking FAQ [link] I'm going to give out templates and files that help me with making my comics. This will include these print quality screen tones at 600 DPI!!!1 Whee!

Yeah, see I've been thinking it over and while it would take time to explain how I make tones in Photoshop I could give away the printable usable files much easier. So for download you will find a zip file of 25 screen tones in bitmap mode at 600 DPI. Nothing too fancy but they are of the simple dot tone pattern variety that most people think of with 'manga.' Whatever that means. =]

All of the screen tones were made by Michael Vega [link] who has given me permission to give the files away to anyone who wants them because they're not hard to make. Really. I could do them myself but he'd already made them so I just ask for permission instead. However neither of us wants to explain the technique since others have done it better...

So, if you'd like an explanation of how to make screen tones like these or in general how to color or make comics that print correctly using Photoshop, I would strongly suggest purchasing Pat Duke's ';Photoshop For Comics Master Course' CD from Radio Comix. ([link] look under "CDs") The cd is a great resource for information about Photoshop and comics. =D

So anyway on to the tones. Please click on the arrow above and save to disk. The file is a zip file that is 1.1 MB in size.

There's a read me file that gives some info about the tones, tips as to what not to do, and also has info if you wanted to send us a dollar in support (not required.)

As to who the hell we are... well both me and Michael Vega have been working in small press/indy comics for years and years and now we are busy working on a comic/manga for TokyoPop. These tones are the tones that we are currently using for our Tokyopop book and we know that they print with no problems. Edit: We have stopped working as artist for Tokyopop. Be that as it may please enjoy our tones. =>

Mostly we're hoping that this will help people out by giving artists access to nice crisp high dpi screen tones. Although this isn't as high a DPI as I could have gone... I just don't want to file sizes to be too ridiculous.

Feel free to post links to this so that other artists types can find this. =D

Edit: I don't normally ask this but if thes tones are helpful to you could you please favorite this or post a link back here. We wanted to get these tones out to as many artist as possible... sadly I'm not that popular so yeah. This is a humble request please don't feel like you have to. Maybe I'll make a toning tutorial to help spread the word. Anyway thanks to everyone who's commented and I do hope these tones will be helpful. =D

-Diana and Mike

My Comics: [link] - My website: [link] - My LJ: [link]
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shibblesgiggles01 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
dont mind me asking, do you know what type of adhesive paper to print screen tones on? something that wont tear the paper when applying or cutting off?
Pochik Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for providing these. You have saved me a lot of time scouring google for quality free screen tone :3
WindyGior Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
thank you so much <3 
MonneKiakia Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much
CartoonistWill Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oops, nevermind! The bossman at the new publisher wants me to use traditional screen tone - the sticky backed kind. I've learned they have a no-digital-enhancements policy, which means no Photoshop. Nada. Mm. Gonna be tough. But doable. Not even bubbles or lettering. Anyway, thanks to you and Vega for putting this up online. Maybe I'll get to play with it on a personal project or whatnot later on. Oh! And, I'm sorry, it wasn't Michael Vega I was thinking about, it was Michael Shelfer. Yeah, he was the guy who's brain I picked for advice all those years back. He worked on the Tokyopop Ghostbusters manga, not Vega. Anyway, thanks again! Hope all is well! Adios!
CartoonistWill Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Michael Vega! Now there's a name I haven't heard in some time. Sorry that Tokyopop, as far as I have heard anyway, went out of business (which is why I am assuming you no longer work for them). I think I asked Vega for some artistic advice a long while back (the Ghostbusters manga had just released, I think). Anyway, you're my hero, amegoddess. I've been searching the net to figure out how to do screen tones, ever since the new publisher wanted me to drop the color from my first publisher-published comic and go black-and-white with screen tones. Never used them before. Hopefully I'll catch on fast. Anyway, I'll be saving your entire Inking FAQ to my faves and hopefully, as long as you've no problem with me using the screen tones for published work, benefit from both. I consider myself an amateur who still has a lot to learn.
NewOvermind Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ABeatingBlackWing Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks this should help alot
SkyiProductions Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this! <3
fafa-sama Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
taking <3
JayCrest Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have a screen tone that's good for flashbacks? you know the one with the blurred out (or greyed) sketchlines...… (the last panel)
(sorry about the image source, that's what my GF gave me when I asked her about the tones :D )
BubblyBunnyBash Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Artist
Wouldn't that just be done with scratching?
Cre8ive-Brat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
the only arrow is to download a file converter :(
ellisthree Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks! these are amazing!
SkullKaizer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   General Artist
wow OvO
thank you!
Haruka74 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!
tofuburgers Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Thank you SO much for posting this! <333
FireFiriel Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Forgive my ignorance, but--
These are huge, and resizing causes moire. How do you apply them at the real print size and get them to look like grey, not a pattern of huge dots? Thank you.
Kerounit623 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao best edits
The-Table Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I love you.
Mati-JFC Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stang-cool Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Thank uuu ! <3
cindyrox321 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much
JULIE-P Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for uploading~!
kebabh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot for this screentone
you make my work easier
mareabelwhite Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm using this my comics.. thank you ^_^
KINGout Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
One day I plan on using this I just want to thank you in advance.
Anemoritos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thank you very much i'll credit every time i use it so more ppl can get them if they need and as a thanks for sharing! =)
kaichi1342 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing ^^
BEImprinted Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
These are helpful! Thank you!!!

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Kira-Ayaka Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for shariiiiing XD
Incross Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks for sharing!!!
LightlyBow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student
Hey, I downloaded your screentone set and filtered one of the tones in this page: [link]
Thank you for posting this! It's really great!
freakypencils Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student General Artist
So would that mean that if we printed it on a regular ink jet it wouldn't be effective? Sorry, I really don't know much about toning. XD
T0adbile Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   General Artist
I'll link you in anything I use these in, thanks!
Uxagi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
thank u .. :)
kamelyon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
You worked for Tokyopop?! That's awesum!!! BTW...How can I use this? I'm a newbie at these things but I really wanna learn, please teach me!
DitzyIzzy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
im sorry if this is a stupid question but what folder do i place it in, in photoshop elements?
LT-Yoru Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
thank you sooooooo much my goddess !!!!!!!!!!!!
BlueValkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   General Artist
this can help a lot thanks!
YamiCrystalline Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
A wonderful variety of screentones!
Balrond Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I am really grateful to you for those :) this will double my speed in making pages :D
codehimi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :D :D thank you so much! <3 <3
JeezulAttack Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
=D Life saver!
BullyEater Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shebadapuddytat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
This is so generous. You're awesome.
get-backers-fan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I need advice.
I currently live in South America and want to buy some screen-tone, but most of the websites do not ship there...

where can I find a website that ships to South America?
Tatchu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I should try to find the time to use these some thime!
Thanks a lot for sharing!
amateur1314 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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