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Ms Marvel Step 4 by davidyardin Ms Marvel Step 4 by davidyardin
Step 4. Flats

After the colour rough I scrap that, and start over selecting and filling in some proper flats, also flatting the highlight and shadow areas. By the way for the tool obsessed, I'm working in Photoshop CS4 and using a mouse.
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:icon0imaginc0:
So, after you inked with a real ink pen then you colour in. But I always thought you just ink it with photoshop. So you just use lasso to select the certain areas you want to do? Or is this just more complex than that?
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davidyardin Feb 20, 2011  Professional
While you can get some cool effects digitally inking, as far as I'm concerned there is no substitute for inking with traditional tools.

Flats are really as simple as they seem. When I select the areas of colour for the flats I use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (0 feather, and anti-alias deselected).
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:icon0imaginc0:
Oh alright then! Thanks! :)
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:iconrajqpan:
Question: Do you do all your flats in one layer?

Gerat gallery, btw.
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davidyardin Nov 19, 2010  Professional
Thank you.

Yes generally I only use one layer for flats, and use the magic wand to select different areas I want to work on. I may add another layer of flats if I want to save time on selecting multiple areas at once.
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:iconrajqpan:
Thank you for clarifying. Your tutorial is helpful on multiple levels. Keep on drawing, Mr. Yardin! Great stuff!
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:iconthelearningcurv:
i notice here you did flats but did different values for ares you are going to have lighter. What makes you do that rather than rendering it in the next stage after the flats are done? i always figured flats were the straight color for an area devoid of value.
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davidyardin May 21, 2009  Professional
Yeah I guess it is another step, but I do it on my flats layer, and it is for larger shadow and light areas only, so I consider it all just flats.

The reason I do it is so that I can select the light areas and apply a large overall gradient if I want too. It also makes it easier to do selections with my cuts e.g. I do a highlight cut but I select a bit of the shadow area, I can easily deselect the overlapping part with the magic wand, rather than lasso it out.
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:iconthelearningcurv:
never thought of that.... that makes sense.....
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