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B4 Manga paper template (PSD) by jamieism B4 Manga paper template (PSD) by jamieism
I would like everyone to be able to make manga, even if you don't have the supplies to buy paper, pens, and screentones.
To me, manga isn't something that only a select few can make. Anybody with an idea, a bit of skill, and a lot of time (seriously) can do it, and I want to see what artists the world over can come up with!

So, using various official manga paper from Japan as a reference, I created a digital version of manga paper!

Specs:
☆ Click "Download" at the top right side of the page to download the file. It is a PSD document, compatible with any version of Adobe Photoshop, and any program that can use/handle Photoshop documents.
☆ This file is B4 size, 600 DPI. It is 15.8 MB, and some computers  may have a hard time with this large of a file. I'm sorry about that.
☆ Explanations for the various lines are written in purple in a separate layer.
☆ All of the lines and explanations are on separate layers, for easy removal before printing or when you feel like it!

☆ This is FREE TO USE! You can use it anywhere and everywhere, for free and without any credit.
☆ Of course you may sell your manga, no need to mention me! I only ask that you don't sell this file itself, or tell someone that you made it. Instead, direct people back here, because I plan to upload handmade screentones, too!
☆ I would like to see what kind of manga you make! Comment with links or send them to me another way, if you want! You don't have to, of course. I just want to see people make wonderful manga. ;)

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ I will be uploading screentones to go with this file soon, so keep a watch on my account! ^o^ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ HAPPY MANGA-MAKING!! ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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Galdragon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I print this out with the blue outline help lines still on there, and just draw my manga over the blue lines that are there to help me? Is this because when I scan it back in after drawing it I can edit out the blue lines and just have my manga left over?
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Kaimimi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you SO much for this! ><
The best manga page template in the internet!
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xrazorprincessxx Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ^_^ very helpful~ i felt so confused on where to start with the size to make my manga on photoshop XD ahhh i am so greatful that you posted this lol, do you have any more helpful tips by any chance? 
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mitsumikyoya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Not all heroes wear capes..thnx
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JaLynLewis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS! I NEEDED ITTTT
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:iconcraz3-back:
craz3-back Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i may need help making a dragon ball manga
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Sycoslasher Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Student Artist
Does this follow the shonen jump measurements. You can see it here (www.shonenjump.com/e/manga-sho… ) in case you don't know
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iammai826 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ありがと:3
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:iconthe-drawing-highway:
the-drawing-highway Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
ありがとうHinoaiさん
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gilangmn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, its really helpfull :) (y)
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:icongorio3:
gorio3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional Artist
thank you
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TLAThu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Student Artist
Thank Jamie a lot!! You're so great and things you've done are extremely meaningful!
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kingwarnerart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
this is awesome. thank you very much for your kindness and time!
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:iconsashimi18:
Sashimi18 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] Anime Emoji (Oh yay dance) [V2] 
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LmAzazerus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much! Greatly appreciated!
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AndreiGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU FOR THIS!I just made this last night: 

andreigoddess.deviantart.com/a…
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merco7884 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Thank you !!
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:iconcrystalalice:
CrystalAlice Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
:D Thank-you! :3
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:iconlaughtman:
Laughtman Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Thanks so much! This is very Useful
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MisterMadam Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your website and this da is a life savior! ♥
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:iconcoddledtamago:
CoddledTamago Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You won't believe how glad i am you made this! La la la la 
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Izumikii Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Artist
for some reason after i download it , it wont let me open it saying that there isnt a program associated with it or something ! please help!
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raposarealm Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student Artist
You need a program that can handle Photoshop files. Be warned that many programs can't handle those files! oAo
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Izumikii Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Artist
thank you so muchh!!!!!!! .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. 
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alchemanic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student
UWAH THANK YOU FOR THIS QvQ
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MonkeyFiction Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Digital Artist
This saves me a bit of trouble, thank you! been trying to wean off of manga studio and transition fully to photoshop for pages. this works perfectly for that. :)
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makii-chi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
oohhh thank you!! 
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:iconjamieism:
jamieism Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Artist
You're welcome!
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Hetiru Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you SO MUCH for this manga template!
However I really want to ask you about one thing. What if this template will be a little smaller?
Usually I use 3535x5000 px with 600 dpi. Is it too small for manga printing? Because in the program named Paint Tool SAI we can't take bigger canvas size D'=
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Hetiru Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, I've got what I have to change in SAI options! ;DDD 
It's okay now ^^
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WenJye Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Thank you! The template is very helpful! I am starting to draw manga with it!
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:iconjamieism:
jamieism Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artist
Good luck!
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:icontagoston16:
tagoston16 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this. I think it will be very useful on someday. :)
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:iconjamieism:
jamieism Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artist
You're welcome!
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Shia-chan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you SO much, this template is just gorgeous! :heart: How did you make it? I'm really curious! (:
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:iconjamieism:
jamieism Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artist
I scanned a manga paper that I bought in Japan, and then used that as a guide for the size of my lines. :)
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rumburakO Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
hi, jamie! great job with this page! i enjoyed your first book so much and am waiting for your manga to be published next(^w^)/ the yonkoma were so cute~ good luck with your projects!

this template looks so great! probably a problem not only i do have, but i can't get b4 paper, only a4/doujinshi size. could you upload a reduced size template for that, too? 

do you plan to publish a print manga magazine like shonen jump or a digital one like sparkler monthly? i always read about your plans, but you didn't yet write about details :)
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jamieism Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artist
Hi there!

I am still working on my plans. :) 

If you want an A4 size, you can reduce the dimensions of the file in Photoshop to fit on an A4 paper. I'll try and also make one! :) 
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MistyWoods101 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
I've just stranded on your website and I think it's really helping people out ^^ You've don a great job!
I'm gonna use this paper from now on :D
I'm doing a doujinshi (Soul eater) at the moment. Would it be too much to ask you if I would have a chance at becoming a mangaka with my current drawing skills?
Here's the link to the first page: mistywoods101.deviantart.com/a…
and the last page (It's not finished jet):  mistywoods101.deviantart.com/a…
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jamieism Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Hi Misty,

I think that you can probably use some more drawing practice, but don't worry-- the more that you practice, the better you'll become! :) Manga is more about the story than the art, although both play a part, so as long as you keep it up, you'll end up becoming a manga artist one day! :)
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MistyWoods101 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, i thought I needed some more practice ^^. I know I'll get better at drawing over time.
My biggest fear is that my storytelling might be boaring... But I can't really tell because you can't look at stuff objective if you made it yourself.
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Meyonto-TheShadow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Jamie! This is April, I just left a comment on your website :D You are just sooooo coooool! Next to Masashi Kishimoto, you are my idol! :happybounce:
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Littlepippin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, this is so excellent~! Thank you!
I feel dumb for asking, but is it nonphoto blue? Will it be picked up by a scanner?
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:iconjamieism:
jamieism Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Artist
It is nonphoto blue, but from my experience, scanners usually pick this up (b&w copy machines don't). You can fix this by scanning the page and then erasing the blue with filters. :)
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KorinRingo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is the same template used when making doujinshi?
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:iconjamieism:
jamieism Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artist
Yep! Doujinshi is made in the same dimensions, though most artists buy smaller paper.

If you like, I can reduce the size and upload another template optimized for doujinshi!
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KorinRingo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
also, is this compatible with photo-viewer software?
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deathnoterockz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! Thank you and I wuv you so much!
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:iconjamieism:
jamieism Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artist
You're very welcome! *^^*
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deathnoterockz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Np(^~^)
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