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Flatting in 10 Seconds Flat! by CyberToaster Flatting in 10 Seconds Flat! by CyberToaster
The body was really popular, so I did a tutorial all about how I save time when I do flats. This process used to take me ages, until a professor and colleague Jose (DC Comics) showed me a better way! Hope this helps.

Love you guys!
~Cybertoaster

Filter should work on any Version of Photoshop past CS.

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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
WowI think I've fainted. 
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OverStart Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
May I please have your permission to attempt to make a possibly 3D model of this stunting, stunning work?
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sure! :D
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OverStart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
thank you so much :D

I don't suppose you got a front view? ( ^^; really don't want to mess it up )
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nope no front view. :P Just improvise!
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OverStart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
sir yes sir!
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Also if you make the lines a Bitmap then turn it back to RGB color you can run the BPelt MULTIFILL option. :) That saves a LOT of time and no need to drop colors in all the areas with the fill bucket. Just throwing that out there. That's how I do a most of my flats. 
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, Multifill is definitely useful, but if you're at all unsure of your line fidelity, you could actually spend more time filling in the odd clusters if disparate colors you get with multifill. I prefere the paintbucket because you're only filling in the colors you want and you don't have to change all the flats when your finished. It also allows you to choose which sections you'd like to be selected together by making unified groups.
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, It definitely depends on the line quality. If the line quality is pretty shoddy or if it has a lot of patchy white/black spots then Bpelt's MulitFil and Flatten can be the "long way around". Sometimes it's best to flat the old fashioned way. lol 
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Jasmo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Know anyone who would know how to do this in gimp?
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As far as I know there is no flats plug-in for gimp. You likely have to just do flats the old fashioned way with that program. 
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually there is a way to do it: Switch to Photoshop. While wording my sentences carefully, there is no reason, not even the pricetag (wink) to not use Photoshop for this. It's the industry standard.
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hahah Well, it's not an option for everyone. And honestly I think there are people who just prefer not to use the program. And that's ok, whatever works best for them. :) I've always preferred Photoshop, but I realize that it's not everyone's first choice or even an option for everyone. As far as getting around the pricetag, some people have moral reasons not to do that, and that's honorable and totally ok to chose not to do that. :)
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will say this on the moral issue. Adobe has a very careful business plan. Why do you think there's a crack of the new creative suite the day it drops? Because it's incredibly easy, and it's basically all but said that this is intentional. If adobe wanted to restrict piracy on their products, they surely have the manpower and team to do so. if they allow college students and young starters like us to "acquire" Photoshop easily, it means everyone entering the workforce will be trained on it, making it the industry standard. In this way, Adobe can make all their big bucks striking deals with big businesses and design firms and such. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it.

In any case it does also come down to taste, but anyone who is using Gimp over Photoshop, I strongly urge them to give Photoshop a proper chance, because it's vastly superior in scope and functionality to GIMP. But then again, I use Sai for almost all my inking and painting these days, so what do I know? :P
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh you use Sai for inking? I used to use that program too. That does nice lines! I recommend Manga Studio Ex4 for inking and line work though. It's pretty much the best program I've found for digital inking.

And I kind of agree with the Photoshop thing. I mean, other programs are decent for hobbiests or non-professionals, but I think most professionals are mostly going to be Photoshop users. Though I have heard of a couple fantastic artists who are professionals who use Corel Painter instead. But yeah, for the most part PS seams to be the most used by pros. 
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Corel is really the only competition I see for Photoshop. And I've used Manga Studio, and I REALLY wanted to like it, but it just doesn't FEEEEEEL The same, and I know that's SO nit-picky but it doesn't have the same attention to line thickness and crisp anti-aliasing that Sai does. I know it's weird, and I know Manga Studio is better, but I can't shake Sai.... 
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually Manga Studio Ex4 does have crisp anti-aliasing (I'm not sure if the other versions do, as I've only used EX4). Just hit the "F3" button and it brings up the "tool options" then under the "shape" tab make sure "anti-aliasing" is unchecked. That gives you nice crisp lines. And I believe it also has the option to set your line thickness to your tablet pressure and adjust it to your own sensitivity. It's a pretty cool program. But it isn't quite as easy to pick up as the Paint Tool Sai program, so it does require a bit more learning of what the different options do. :)

But I agree, Sai really is a great program! I really loved to ink in that program, but have definitely found a new love of inking with Manga Studio EX4. The lines just look a lot more natural and a bit more traditional/less digital. :)
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TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aww, there's no "Flatten" download for cs6 :(
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The CS5 version works fine with 6. I'm currently using it :)
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TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
what a shame, turns out it doesn't work for CS6...you have to pay 99 bucks wich im saving to buy this [link]
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you've installed CS6, it's free for the 32 bit version.
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CyberToaster Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
weird, I have it up and running and I didn't pay that.... how? *slowly walks away* best not to ask questions I suppose XD
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pagangirl1986 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic!
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Damn. There's no bpelt flatten filter for my operating system unless I pay $100. Sad days.
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fukuhashi343 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you! I didn't know until now I was looking for a tut like this. :+fav:
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syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fffffffftt *flips table* Why didn't i discover this years ago!
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artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so freaking amazing O=
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Xejicka Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is so simple and gets the job done. I'm going to try to make use of this.
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Tiiria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Tried it. Doesn't work in Photoshop CS5 64 bit and I apparently told my computer not to install the 32 bit version because I didn't think I'd ever need it. I may use this next year after I build my desktop and have to install photoshop again over there anyway.
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alez6 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
omg!! this is so useful thanks!
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PepoFaec Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind. Blown.
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xCatFace Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
pinkie pie as Dynamo :O
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Tiiria Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Digital Artist
o_O That is amazing. I must try this.
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TheWanderingSlacker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I always thought there had to be an easier way! I've always just overlapped layers: neck skin goes a bit under the color, arm skin goes under the sleeves, hair goes over the face, etc. No more. Thanks for the tip!
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this'll definitely come in handy for when I start making digital art. ^_^
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M-Veers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
ermgard so amazing!
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AxistXXI Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dat Pinkie.
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Lunaterasu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
GASP
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legalut Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
fking usefull.
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Centego Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
This will help me sooo much :D Thats alot
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tubular work, bro!
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RoroZoro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'll defiantly have to try this out! I hate filling in flats, it's always too time consuming! THanks for the tutorial!
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Digi-Dolphin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome. o.o No more spending hours on flats for me!
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xaq10r Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Ah, so that's how ya do it.

Thanks! /)
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Edelroark Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Pinkie Pizooka
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