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post Mar 8 2014, 05:11
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Attached ImageWe are looking for editors!

Attached ImageWe have alot of scans, but barely anyone working on editing them.

Attached ImageIf you want to work with us and has shown that you can edit and clean
Attached Imageraws, you will get to choose what doujins you want to work on from our
Attached Imagescan archives.

Attached ImageEither show us any previous work you have edited or you can use
Attached Imagesome of the examples below to show that you are able.

Attached ImagePM Sahasrahla if you want to get in contact with us.




Scantastic is a distributor of raw scans. In attempt to get some of those raws
published to the public, were looking for talented cleaners or editors to spread
out the workload.

We have a focused collection of loli and some scat doujins/tanks/mags, but
there might be some more normal stuff waiting to be released too.

Since we want to be sure youre just not interested in getting the raws and then
just leave with it, weve made some tests for you to show us that youre serious.
If you pass one or more of these tests and youve shown youre good enough, you
will be given a raw. You will then have full ownership of the raw, you can upload
it directly to g.e-hentai and we wont mind it. However you've then closed the door
of receiving any more raws from us. We should be a team of people that can follow
simple rules like that.

If you follow the procedures of our workflow, another bonus for your work is
that you also will be offered to upload it for whatever reward that will give
you, with bounties and all that. Note that if multiple people worked on it,
a cleaner will be favored over an editor for the uploading.




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Attached ImageWe are looking for more scanners,
Attached Imageso let us know if you're interested!


Attached ImageOur current scanners have too much doujins at hand, so we need more scanners
Attached Imageto help them out. PM Sahasrahla if you want to know more.

Attached ImageWe will pay all expenses for the commissions and you are free to publish the
Attached Imagescans yourself. We only want highres, uncontrasted and uncropped raws from
Attached Imagethe scans in return. If you don't feel like doing the work to crop it and release it,
Attached Imagewe can do that for you, if you want.






Cleaners

Cleaning up a raw is a time consuming task. But it can also be a tricky one. There
are basicly five different categories that you can choose to do to show us your
skills. You don't need to do all of them, but if you only want to do one of them,
i suggest cleaning dusts. But if you do more of them, it'll let us know how much
work youre capable of doing.

Note that many of these tests are failed scans that later has been rescanned, or
scans thats been tempered with be better show us your skill. Its not the actual
quality of the raws.

Dust cleaning
View Test (click "Download original")
Probably the easiest, but most time consuming one. Cleaning all small specks of
dusts or hair thats invisible to the naked eye, but appears when scanned. Probably
what we need most people of, and that it should be most people able to do.

Shade Removal
View Test (click "Download original")
When a doujin isnt debound when scanned, a shade might appear near the edge
of a scanned page. Its tricky to get this removed and still not getting it look worse
than it was when beginning the removal.

Bleed Removal
View Test (click "Download original")
Some scans might have optical-bleeding or ink-bleeding since the pages are just
too thin. Removing this effect can be hard if theres alot of detail in the area
of the bleeding.

Rip Removal
View Test (click "Download original")
Accidents happen, and a page could get ripped when scanning it. Or it is a second-
hand doujin and the previous owner wasn't that careful with it. These repairs are
very rare, but its a good way to show your skills.

All cleaning should be done in the same resolution as youve received them, with no
cropping, no turning of the pages, no levelling and as png-files. Basicly they
should be returned exactly the same as you received them, but with the difference
that it has been cleaned.

Upload your work with a password to a site where it can be downloaded and approved.
A private gallery on E-Hentai works too. If its approved, and you want to upload it
to E-hentai, you will just wait for the editing to complete, then you will get the
edited version with a credits page to put at the end of the gallery and you are
free to upload it. Otherwise we can upload it for you.



Editors

Here's some pages of a raw, ready for you to show us your editing:
View Page 1 (click "Download original"
View Page 2 (click "Download original"
View Page 3 (click "Download original"

Make sure you dont make any of the mistakes described in the editing tips here.

The resolution of the edits should preferably be around 100% of the raw. But if you
need to scale down, it should at least be 75% of the original resolution.

Upload your work with a password to a site where it can be downloaded and approved.
A private gallery on E-Hentai works too. If it is approved, and you want to upload
it to E-hentai, you will get a credits page top put at the end of the gallery and
you are free to upload it. Otherwise we can upload it for you.




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post Mar 8 2014, 05:12
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Scanner Reviews

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After seeing raw scans from multiple scanners, ranging all from hobby scanners
to professional scanners, i've never seen any scanner producing this kind of
high quality scans. It's the first one i actually come across that i feel like it
deserves a recommendation. Surprisingly cheap and no setup required. Make
sure it is Gamma 2.2 and 600 dpi and it is ready to give you some sweet scans.

Below you can see some examples of raw 600 dpi scans. It is the first scanner
i've seen that doesn't have problems with being overbright. The color scans also
turns out nice, without any moire or other defects.

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Scanning Tips

Overbrightness

Many scanning machines doesn't have any way to control the brightness of the
scans other than a filter after the actual scanning is done. Those filters are
easily automated in Photoshop so they are pretty pointless so rather turn them
off so your scan isnt ruined before you have even seen them.

The bigger issue here is if you turn off all your filters, and the scan still are still
too bright and you can see that the shading of the artwork is suffering. There
is usually no way to turn down the light of the scanner itself, and there is no way
to salvage an overbright scan, the information is just lost forever. But there's
at least one way to cheat your way around that.

A thin clear-plastic sheet. Put it in the scanning area between the scanner and
the page you're scanning and the scans will darken significantly, revealing all
the detailed shading of the artwork. However theres a big backlash of this
method, which is dust. There are two surfaces added where dust can stick to
and you need to keep them as clean as possible. Some would probably argue
that it's not worth it, but it's just a matter of cleaning up abit before you scan.

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Bleeding

This is probably the most basic thing you need to do when scanning.
Everyone should do this, everybody should know about it and everyone
should tell everyone about it. Put a black paper behind your scans.

Most scanners has for some wierd reason a white background on the lid.
I don't really know why that is, but it basicly ruins all doujin scans. The
light gets reflected back through the thin pages of the doujin, making
the printed lines of the opposite side of the page visible.

You need to fix this by taking a black paper and putting that behind the
page your scanning so that you stop that reflection. You also need to do
this if you're not debinding your doujins, cause the white pages of the
doujin will also reflect too much light back through the page.

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Editing Tips

Contrast

This is a common mistake. People think its nice to make the scan look nice with
totally black and white areas for various reasons. One argument thats valid is that
it saves discspace, but its other ways to accomplish that. Some editors want to
hide that their scans are dusty, but it only excludes the oppurtunity for someone
in the community to clean it, instead. Most scans are dusty, its not something
that needs to be hidden.

What really is bad with having too much contrast is that you loose information
that can be used for decensoring the doujin if it has dark transparent bars.

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Moire

I see moire in edits from time to time, but I can't tell if it's from the scanner or
the editing of the raws since they both look similar. I'ts pretty easy to make this
mistake in editing so its possible that many people do it.

When the moire is made in the scanner itself, its because the dpi is too low. But
when its made by the editing of the raw its because youre using the transform-
tool in Photoshop and youre rotating and scaling it at the same time. You need to
first rotate it and apply that rotation. Then only after that you can scale it down.

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post Mar 8 2014, 05:12
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Old Releases

Find all the goodies we have posted so far here.





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post Mar 28 2014, 19:58
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I'll be following this thread with interest as someone who's in the same business.
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post Apr 12 2014, 19:15
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I'll follow this too.
The new scanner machine is great (new examples would be uploaded soon), at least it will satisfy all the raw lovers for it preserves detail very well; the only problem is, if someone is capable to make the raw cleaner, it would be a perfect work. So don't hesitate to give a try.
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post Apr 19 2014, 12:11
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just wondering if anyone is volunteering?

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post Apr 20 2014, 17:32
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Nope... so far noone seems interested in helping out. We started to release some uncleaned stuff to spark some interest, but still no volunteers. If someone finally wants to help out to clean some of our better stuff, you'll see a note in the 'Work in progress' area, where we will list what is being worked on.
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post Apr 20 2014, 17:57
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that's sad to hear..... guess I'll help out a little.

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post Apr 20 2014, 18:29
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QUOTE(Sahasrahla @ Mar 8 2014, 05:11) *

We have a focused collection of loli or scat doujins/tanks/mags

I believe that explains a lot. From the covers it's even borderline toddlercon.
Volunteers are harder to find for such "minorities", being non-mainstream themes (meaning not oppai+vanilla).
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post Apr 20 2014, 18:52
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Sent you a response, licher.
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post May 29 2014, 06:07
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If you have anymore Okina scans that need worked on or can get more of his unreleased work let me know, I can help out.
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post May 29 2014, 06:37
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QUOTE(Sahasrahla @ Mar 7 2014, 22:11) *

We have a focused collection of loli or scat

Sorry but I'm just curious, why?
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post May 29 2014, 09:01
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Sent you a response, susisgone.

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Sorry but I'm just curious, why?


Vanilla is boring?

I should maybe change that since it scares many people away. The scat-doujins is a minor part of our collection, but we do have them.
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post May 29 2014, 09:14
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Loli and scat aren't the only genre that's not vanilla. You made it sound like you're a group of nasty pedos. *shrug*

On the flip side, if you were to say milf, shota, femdom or even yaoi I'd have been all over that shit.
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post May 29 2014, 09:59
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We got a few of those, but not to the point to were i would find it interesting to get a cleaner for them. We'll release them uncleaned at some time later.

Sorry, but maybe were not the group you're looking for.
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Love to see more releases of Albireo 7 (Funky Function) (IMG:[invalid] style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
You guys are great, keep it up (IMG:[invalid] style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)
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post Nov 12 2014, 09:36
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Is there a policy (crediting, whatnot) you have if a scanlating group wants to use one of your raws to put out a translation?
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post Nov 12 2014, 21:15
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Depends on what you mean.

If it's one of those already published ones, you are free to do whatever you want with them, but if anything, crediting the guy who scanned is a common courtesy.

If there's an unpublished scan that a translation group gets to translate and publish ahead of time, i would probably be a bit annoyed if they didn't credit the guy who scanned it, cause that's a bit rude.
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All right, got it. Was planning to do the Uran doujin if you're interested.
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post Nov 13 2014, 00:58
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Yea sure.

PMd you with some info. You can find the credits for the doujin on the original upload, if you choose to credit the scanner.
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