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    subscribing so i can come back later and try that technique.
    nice mood in the pictures.
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    really nice to see you posting here again, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    This technique must also create amazing result when used as quick masks, using whatever custom brush or gradient to fill these shapes right away and not just being stuck with an opaque mass. You get the sharp edges but are free to fill them with whatever type of texture you like. Will definitly try this out,
    merci msieur
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    Thanks all!

    Ethan: not a problem at all

    Virg, i think you described it best, you nailed it!
    This is when it's becoming exciting, when you manage to create masks for each section, that you treat as a negative or positive surface, switching masks by inverting the selections.

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    Hey Sparth thanks for sharing all this so generously! I'm a long time fan but a noob at painting. So I wanted to ask you how you control your focal points with this kind of technique, because we mostly see hard edges. And if you were to push one of these paintings to a finished state (not that they're not already spectacularly beautiful) how would you soften the edges? Thanks!

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    Hey stellar as always and if I used PS I know I'd love these tuts!. Question.. do you know similar for Painter or know of anyone I could hit up for info like this re Painter 11?
    I'm hankering desperately for input. Cheers!

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    Amazing work, nice technique, many thanks!

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    Hey Sparth!

    Thanks for the explanation. I kinda did what you described, but I made a layer under the layer I had the custom shapes on. But Im gonna try it your way.

    I really like this technique though. I dont really know how to explain it but, it just sparks your imagination and all that stuff. Like custom brushes but you have way more control over it.

    "Specific question": Do you have any tips on how to make futuristic/ sci fi custom shapes? Do you use photos(like Ethan did) or do you paint your own sci fi shapes?

    Thanks again for sharing this technique

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    Awesome, will test it out today!

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    Guys,
    i am leaving CA))

    i am joking)
    Sparth... you are one of the artists that dragged me to conceptart world!

    thank you so much for inspiring us!

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    thanks for sharing! its always a live interest to try new and uncommon things.
    thats even more pleasant if they broad up your workflow possibilities.

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    Been playing around with this some more today. To save messing around in different windows I've created an action that goes: set selection > make path > make custom shape and bound it to F2. It works a treat

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    insane!! nice sci-fi concept...

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    Nice approach, thanks for sharing this !

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    Your land scape's are out standing, They make me feel small in your vast pictures, brilliant, from the future to the baron deserts! amazing.

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    it is good to see you posting here! Thanks for the great thread, I'm a massive fan!

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