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WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BPELT THING ANYWAY [Feb. 28th, 2010|03:37 pm]
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Probably the #1 question I get asked about my drawing process these days is "what is that thing you do where the colors go all crazy?" Well that is the BPelt color flatting plugin for Photoshop, and I made a video that shows how to use it!

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[User Picture]From: absurdhero
2010-03-03 07:55 pm (UTC)

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The Flat plugin does this because otherwise you won't get smooth looking lines.

For years I've colored on a layer under a lineart layer, and I've always had to select the individual area on the lineart layer and expand the selection to cover the little gaps when I fill it in below. This would mean I could skip that part.
From: zpedro
2010-03-03 11:28 pm (UTC)

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I wasn't asking why it does this - I'm sure it's better for the color layer to be a background layer that covers everything -, I was asking what algorithm determines the precise color boundary out of the non-zero-width black line.
[User Picture]From: absurdhero
2010-03-04 02:29 am (UTC)

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Ah, that is adjusted by the Join Areas and Flat Areas options he just briefly mentioned. You can use them to control how big of a variance to tolerate.

They explained it reasonably well on the website.