Color Black and White Comic Pages - Part 1: Page Flatting | Billy Wittenberg | Skillshare

Color Black and White Comic Pages - Part 1: Page Flatting

Billy Wittenberg, Writer and Digital Illustrator

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5 Videos (31m)
    • Coloring comics pt 1 video 1

    • Common Mistakes

    • Project 1 - How to Flat a Comics Page

    • Project 2 - Finalize Flat Colors

    • Color Rendering Preview


About This Class


Find out how illustrator Billy Wittenberg colorizes his graphic novel, Thicker Than Blood. Using Photoshop, Billy will show you how to flat pages, render colors, and add textures and special effects to create an eye-popping, attention-grabbing comics page.

In this first part of a series of classes, you'll learn how to properly "flat" a comics page. This is the process of separating areas of color on the comic page. This makes it very quick and easy to later select those areas in order to render effects.

You should be familiar with Photoshop, or any other photo editing software that you prefer, before you enroll in this class.





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Billy Wittenberg

Writer and Digital Illustrator

Billy Wittenberg is a long time Mechanical Drafter and Designer who is now pursuing a career as a graphic novelist and cartoonist. Billy is currently writing and illustrating his first graphic novel called Thicker Than Blood. Its a crime story set along the US/Mexico border in Brownsville Texas. Billy also makes a couple of different webcomics, Millenium Man and Lug & Skof. You can see all of his work at his website,, for free!

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