Is a flatting filter REALLY faster?

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Is a flatting filter REALLY faster?

Postby splicer » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:00 am

So when my work load isn't too heavy, I usually flat pages myself. I do it the traditional way, lasso, fill, pencil for small details.

I've had some flatters I've worked with use a flatting filter, I can tell based on the color choices and the nonsensical element separations. I've been looking into speeding up my work flow, but when I look into these plugins, the amount of prep, combined with the time spent cleaning up what the plugin out puts, really discourages me.

Anyone have any experience using them? What are your thoughts?
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Re: Is a flatting filter REALLY faster?

Postby Eagle » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:38 pm

Only with lines that are meticulously closed by the inker, like Gabriel Rodriguez' art.

Otherwise, not so much.
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Re: Is a flatting filter REALLY faster?

Postby A_Daly » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:28 pm

I've always found filters to be more trouble than they're worth.
For every page they work on there's ten that I have to spend a stupid amount of time cleaning up to get something presentable.
The type of lineart you can successfully use a flatting filter on is usually the same lineart that can be flatted quite quickly with the help of wand+expand.
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