Well done Sir Sparth! This openes so many possibiltys there is simply to limit,i started to sort of use it in a different way when i meet Stephan Martinière
he used all this sorts of shapes from photos and custom brushes to create marvelous images also some guys from steambot studios did use this process,i sorta did this myself but i always considered it cheating haha fool me.Thanks for sharing this to public means a lot
thanks alot! well, ive to give it some more tries for success, i guess^^
i was wondering how you go on with the coloring-steps? to paint over the shapes on a extra layer is the only solution for me by now. to colorize each shape in detail feels more like constructing than painting. to paint over the shapes feels good, because the shapes allow quick awesome concepts. but with a color layer above them the nice sharp edges get lost...so i would appreciate it to get some explanation..
it is the little checkerboard button at the top of your layers dialogue box!
Whoa sparth thnx for uploading ur stuff here!
I just, and I really mean JUST 2 minutes ago started to read this thread and experiment with it and stumbled upon the same question.
Answer: it's not edit-image-flip horizontal, it's image- image rotation- flip horizontal (and vertical too). So you flip the entire canvas but your shape stays in the same direction. I'd already shortcutted that one to my wacom. I guess this takes some getting used to.
Awesome work Sparth! I love the futuristic museum at the top of the thread, I think it's one of your best. Such great lighting. I linked this thread on my blog because I want to see how it develops, thanks for sharing some of your process.
Sparth, thank you for demonstrating all this, you are a huge inspiration!
Remember you can double click the quick mask icon in the tool palette in Photoshop in order to choose if you want to lay down the masked areas or the areas you want to paint in. It always made more sense to me to have the quickmask work as a "selection maker" rather than a "mask maker".
I don't even know if I'm making sense here, but hope you can get something useful out of my rant.
Last edited by gl0gg; December 3rd, 2010 at 02:07 PM.
Thank you for posting these. really nice stuff!
Mister Janchichan - I don't know if this helps, but locking the layer's transparency allows you to paint within the shapes you've laid down without losing the crisp edges - it's not a great example, but I quickly scrawled the black shape below, locked the layer transparency and then over painted with the magenta, without losing any of the shape definition...
Last edited by Dr. Stein; December 4th, 2010 at 12:15 AM.
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awesome stuff! Keep on posting!
It is inexpressible how much thanks I owe you right now! This thread is going to help me heaps for my boosting my school art project, and my understanding / controlling of the digital media!!!!
ahh...thanks to all..sorry, had the wrong setup, now i got it =) nice! but anyways, would be awesome to see some step by steps
Super inspirational! Hoping to see more :p
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i'm glad you're finding this technique useful. i've seen several awesome artworks popping here and there with it, and it's extremely fun and exciting seeing what peeps do with it.
speaking of Alchemy, i had a sudden urge to give it a try with a new fun semi-serious style i've been experimenting with.
free sketchworks done in Alchemy without constraints, then brought into photoshop cw5 for color passes. i did quite a few that i'm going to post here.
it's a bit of a side thing from custom shapes, but it's healthy experimenting in other directions, even though custom shapes are now fully belonging to my workflow at a point or another.
it's incredable the last batch. how did you do that !!!.
I love, it's stronger than Mondrian master, but in digital.
it's like Mondrisparth
Last edited by NURO; December 7th, 2010 at 09:15 PM.
thanks for these great tips on custom shapes I've been having a lot of fun messing around and experimenting with these ideas. Keep doing your mad scientist thing!