Beginners Start Here

Learning to clean manga can be an intimidating experience, especially for high quality scanlations. This section is designed to walk you through the different steps of cleaning manga by breaking the process down into levels:

  1. Precleaning
  2. Borders
  3. Blacks and Whites
  4. Grays and Redrawing

Other Beginner Guides and Tutorials:

If you are unfamiliar with Photoshop, please also check out the Photoshop Tools section in the menu on the right.


These tutorials were originally written to train new cleaners for M7. Since the amount of things to keep in mind when learning to clean can be overwhelming, we broke the process down into individual steps. After all, everyone is going to make mistakes at the beginning, and it’s easier to address them one at a time. Focus on one step at a time and make sure it’s right before moving on to the next.

If you are interested in learning to clean for Maximum7, please visit the Cleaning Academy in our forum (you have to be registered to see it). We will walk you through each step and give you personal feedback along the way.

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