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0. Settings
1. Choosing fonts
2. Putting in text
3. Centering, shaping, font-size
4. Strokes on Offtexts
5. Rotating texts

Warping and rotating

Typesetting is basically putting text on cleans, so making that...
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...look like this...

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The most important and basic principles are:

0. Having the correct settings  [+] [-]
1. Choosing fonts  [+] [-]

To typeset nicely, you will need well-fitting and goodlooking fonts. Analyze the picture:

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It's not shoujo and it's not ecchi stuff either; the art style is oldschool, it's hard, it's almost edged. So put a text box over a bubble and search through your installed fonts.

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Now we got a nice font for the usual talk. Now we gotta look for the other kinds of text there are: thoughts/offtexts, screams and, again depending on your group and in this case the manga, sound-effects. Just do the same procedure again to choose fonts. For screams, it is often enough to just bold the normal font or bold+italic it and raise the font-size a bit. For offtexts, you should generally use more soft or neutral fonts (this does not mean Arial!). If there are narrator's boxes, use even more neutral fonts.

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2. Putting in text  [+] [-]
3. Centering, shaping, font-size  [+] [-]
4. Strokes on Offtexts  [+] [-]
5. Rotating texts  [+] [-]

More advanced stuff below:

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