Flatters are the unsung heroes of comic book coloring!
Flatting is the first step when coloring as a comic book colorist. Most professional colorists hire someone called a flatter to separate the elements on the pages into colors. The colorist can then select those colors with the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop to quickly change and edit those colors!
Flatting is more of technical process than a creative one. The colors a flatter chooses aren't really important, but the work requires attention to detail in order to be successful. Good, reliable, and flat flatters are always in demand!
In this course, you'll learn how to use the Lasso Tool, Bucket Tool, and Magic Wand to properly flat comic book pages!
Check out this free course to learn about it!
In this lecture, you'll learn everything I know about the Lasso Tool!
Learn how to use the Bucket Tool!
How to use the Magic Wand tool!
Learn how to flat!
The wrap-up... be sure to check out the External Resources section for a discount on my full coloring course!
K Michael Russell has been working professionally as a comic book colorist since 2011. Recent work includes Judge Dredd for IDW Publishing and the mini-series Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain for Image Comics.
KMR is most well known for his work on GLITTERBOMB with Jim Zub (WAYWARD, THUNDERBOLTS) and Djibril Morisette-Phan (WOLVERINE).
He launched his first coloring course in May of 2014. He now maintains his original course on Udemy and version 2.0 on his website.