How to Flat Comics Properly: A Flatting Tutorial for Photoshop (Used in Digital Comic Book Coloring)

In this flatting tutorial video, I’ll show you to a correct way to properly flat comic book art for coloring! Flatters, if you are used to only getting hired once and not again by the same colorist, this video is for you! There are a lot of wrong ways to flat! Make sure your lasso tool and magic wand’s anti-alias is OFF. Feather should be 0px.

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What software are you using?
Photoshop CC but it doesn’t matter what version use for most things.

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Camtasia Recorder 8

What digital tablet do you use?
For most videos, a twelve-year old Wacom Intuos2. When I want to color away from my desk, a Wacom Cintiq Companion. These Photoshop techniques work on any tablet though.

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