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How Do I Made In Flash

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You guys kept asking for it, so here it is!

Though maybe not what you were asking for.

Anyhow, I was drawing Maiden Flash and was going to make a video recording of the whole process with commentaries and stuff. But then it was too slow, and I gave up on it and instead shot the screen like 50 times during production - maybe for the better, since it took all day. AND I missed submitting it on Leap Day by like 3 hours. So tiiired....

Sorry if it's super rushed and vague and confusing - that's kind of how everything is on the internet.

Made in not-Flash

Flash © Adobe

EDIT: Oh yeah, super important - I use the paint brush tool, not the pencil/pen to draw. It's set at 50 smoothing, and I use the second smallest brush size for the line art. Plus, I'm using a tablet that allows me to control the stroke width using pressure sensitivity (you have to turn it on from the bottom of the tool bar).
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antollin's avatar
that was really helpful ^^ thank u a lot <3 
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BlueStoneArcherHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for putting this together! I've found it damndably difficult to do illustrations in Flash that don't look like a child's fingerpainting.
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KnobleKnivesHobbyist Digital Artist
I finished a lineart following these directions: [link]

Can I get some feedback?
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, her face is kind of strange. Her jaw line does not meet up with her ear, and her mouth has been pushed under one eye. There is also a strange connection between her cheekbone and her chin which causes her face to appear skewed
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KnobleKnivesHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback. :) I'll work on my technique next time I do a project like this.
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KnobleKnivesHobbyist Digital Artist
The biggest obstacle for me is pasting the lineart. How do you make it so that the lineart is white, but the exterior is blue?

That's the most confusing part for me. The rest I understood completely.
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
I draw a rectangle around the lineart, and then bucket-fill in the space in between the rectangle and the interior-art. The auto gap closing is set to "small gaps," but you can raise that to "medium gaps" if it's giving you too much trouble.
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naterdawg102179Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But how do you control the saturation of a layer?
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
You can't do that directly. The fastest way I can think of is to convert that layer into a movie clip, then apply an Adjust Color filter to it where saturation is one of the things you can change.
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naterdawg102179Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh k thanks. By the way you're the only deviant that i can just scroll through the gallery of and be entertained ALL DAY. Keep up having no life:)
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

*continues*
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StanzioniHobbyist General Artist
Nice tips! Thanks for sharing
kiisilverfoxkii's avatar
That thing was a screw? I always thought it was a hammer or mallet or something... ~sweatdrops~ well then....ehehehehe.....~dashes out of room~
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
oh, you know what, it is probably one of these: [link]
kiisilverfoxkii's avatar
!! that's gotta be it! It makes more sense than a screw or a mallet/hammer thingy.
Daystars's avatar
Sorry just wondering what kind of file do you export the picture to? I tried jpeg, but it always looks gross and horrible. ^^;
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
I like to use png
Daystars's avatar
:D thanks much!
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Seeing this as I got a student license for downloading and using Adobe's Master Collection CS4 (which basically includes all programs in the world that starts with Adobe and ends with CS4)... I feel pretty ignorant for assuming I could only use photoshop for drawing...

I must try this some time (then realize I can't do it properly in Flash since I lack the skillz, then go back to using Photoshop and pretend like nothing ever happened)
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E-PendragonProfessional General Artist
I wish I had an updated Flash. Mines Flash Macromedia 8 :( It crashes all the time.
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How do I shot web in flash?
:icontrollfaceplz:
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NightWitch14Hobbyist Artist
I was about to make flash but it's little hard for me to understand.
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NightWitch14Hobbyist Artist
Oh,Your the guy that Pacthesis mention in Q n A flash.
I kinda understand half of it....
You really great at this.:)
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JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

I'm sorry about the other half!
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