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LurkinMcClerkin
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Coloring in Flash 2013-02-07 17:11:16 Reply

This is just a quick question of feasibility of a coloring process. If I completed my animation and copied the main animation layer and did the coloring on the second layer would anyone think that is a good process or just too complicated. Still working on learning to animate.


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Response to Coloring in Flash 2013-02-08 00:09:21 Reply

I'm still learning as I go myself but from what I have learnt so far is that it is much easier to color in the same layer as the line art. Unlike Photoshop you don't need to go in separate layers to color/shade/highlight etc this can all be done in the one layer/symbol.

If your using the brush tool to paint/draw then you might want to use the pencil tool to make the outlines for shadow/highlights because at the end, you can highlight the entire frame and remove the pencil by changing its color to nothing (the box with the red line through it) this removes the pencil lines and keeps all the shading and highlights you've put in.

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Response to Coloring in Flash 2013-02-08 03:10:04 Reply

You mean you're going to try coloring behind the lines on a different layer like in photoshop. I don't see why that wouldn't work. It might end up being slower than just filling with the paint bucket though.


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Response to Coloring in Flash 2013-02-08 11:17:45 Reply

At 2/8/13 03:10 AM, Celshaded wrote: You mean you're going to try coloring behind the lines on a different layer like in photoshop. I don't see why that wouldn't work. It might end up being slower than just filling with the paint bucket though.

Yeah its a slower process, I know thats how its done in photoshop but in flash it seems counterproductive. I think its more typical to have a seperate layer for your shading and highlights. Though for highlights youll have to be careful that you arent highlighting your outlines (unless thats what you want)


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Response to Coloring in Flash 2013-02-09 15:32:50 Reply

When I color in flash for an animation I tend to make it all one layer. The outline, the coloring, and the shading. After you get going there can be a daunting amount of layers, but if you aren't afraid of tons of them then you can do it however you feel most comfortable really.


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Response to Coloring in Flash 2013-02-11 06:01:45 Reply

I use like 5 billion layers.

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Response to Coloring in Flash 2013-02-11 06:52:05 Reply

At 2/7/13 05:11 PM, LurkinMcClerkin wrote: This is just a quick question of feasibility of a coloring process. If I completed my animation and copied the main animation layer and did the coloring on the second layer would anyone think that is a good process or just too complicated. Still working on learning to animate.

Hi!

In flash it's good if you seperate parts in different layers. Example: If you want to make moving hair on a standing still character. Then you should use 2 layers. 1 for the standing still character and 1 for the moving hair. It saves you a lot of time with coloring and animating!

I will show you an picture. The coloring and the animation is on 1 layer :)

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