Can you please dig a little deeper before coming to conclusions?
Adobes custom shape file format is only a bunch of vector shapes. You render them as raster or keep them as vectors/path in PS. There are a lot of bundles to be downloaded for free and very handy when working with design or basic composition.
That post is from 2010… well I don't know
I assumed Sparth doesn't use those in his work jugging by his latest public videos and works and looks like I was right in a way. But he used to use some, so by bad
Though, the fact he didn’t use vector shapes in his latest stuff says a lot.
I’m aware of custom shapes. I use them every day. That is why I wrote about those in my first post. Also, I’m aware of techniques related to vector shapes. That is why I wrote about clipping masks, blur, and layer styles. (I have to admit, vector for concept art is not so great as it can seem at first. For me at least. But this is not a place to discuss this.) Anyway, custom vector shapes are great as a tool, very good to have.
From what you wrote above, basically, all you want in addition to what I wrote in my first post here is the vector shapes library
. A good suggestion I guess. I personally think this is not mandatory, but it's not for me to decide