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    Been busy trying out some mountain styles. Now I'm testing a special brush combined with layer styles. Drawing mountains this way is very easy - a few strokes and the mountains are done (although fine tuning the brush and finding the perfect the layer style took several hours).

    I'm quite happy with the result but I guess everything can be improved so... comments welcome.
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    I like it, looks great for just a brush and some styles.
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    Thanks for taking a look at the test.

    Posted small update below. Don't know how to improve further. I want it as good as I can get it.
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    I like it they have the 'spiny-ness' that at times gets overlooked for a "satellite" style.

    I'm always tinkering with different ways to do mountains, though I generally stay away from the whole custom brush thing and try to do it with filters and layer styles alone.
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    Why do you stay away from custom brushes? I can imagine you like a more streamlined (and sometimes faster) workflow?

    From the start I was thinking I'd stay away from custom brushes or time-consuming work with filters (which also makes adjustments more difficult). I ended up making this brush because I could not get the result I wanted with other techniques (othen than doing it by hand).

    Maybe there are some good filters (or combination of filters) that can be used to make mountains?
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    That's looking good. I like the variation you get with the ridge sharpness. The shadows are lovely, though they're a bit warm in places. Perhaps try pushing them more towards blue or desaturate them. Any chance of a breakdown of the layer styles and the custom brush?
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    Speaking as someone who's just spent the morning messing around with layers and layer styles while working through Tear's tutorial, I'd love to try it with a brush. I'm interested in looking into Wilbur as well, based on what I read in a jezelf tutorial and WIP post. His mountains look a lot like the one's in torstan's most recent effort.

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    Another minor update. Made the shadows a little bit more blue and other minor stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    Why do you stay away from custom brushes? I can imagine you like a more streamlined (and sometimes faster) workflow?
    'Cause I'm to lazy to make the brushes
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    I like how they look. What layer styles and what sort of brush did you use?

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