Here are some pre made templates and files that will help you get started.
If you have any questions about these please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adobe Illustrator (AI) Template File
The Adobe Illustrator file is 6.75″ x 10.25″ which is the trim size of a standard comic book. The live area of the file is 6.25″ x 9.75″ and guides have been set up in the file. I have included an AI file and EPS version with size notes in them. The file also has a locked layer for the background, a layer for artwork and one for lettering.
Adobe Photoshop (PSD) Template for Colored Pages
This file is a 300dpi RGB Photoshop (PSD) Document.
- The RED area is the bleed at 7” x 10.5” this will get trimmed (cut) off
- The GREEN area is the final trim size of the comic book at 6.75“ x 10.25”
- The PURPLE area is the live area or “safe area” at 6.25” x 9.75” the margins are .25” from the trim Save your working file as a PSD RGB file.
When you have a finished production file convert to CMYK and flatten it, save as a TIFF with LZW compression. This is the file you will place in InDesign.
Adobe InDesign (INDD) Template
The Adobe InDesign file is set up with a trim of 6.75″ x 10.25″ and has two layers, one called ARTWORK for placing the TIFF file and the other called LETTERING for placing the AI file on top. You will use InDesign to create a PDF or package all your files to send to the printer or create a digital version.