Digital Illustration: Create a Zipper Brush in Adobe Photoshop

Sydney H., Digital Illustrator

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7 Videos (13m)
    • Introduction

    • Look up References

    • Draw the Brush

    • Create the Brush

    • Integrate the Zipper

    • Brush Showcase

    • Project Overview


About This Class

PLEASE NOTE: In this class I will be using Adobe Photoshop during my process. Having a tablet with a stylus is essential for this course to be completed smoothly.

Want to add some quick zipper details to your character drawing? Then join me in this class and create a zipper brush that fits your style!

While there are plenty of brush packs online that contain shortcuts such as these, they are stylized for that particular artist and may not fit into your drawings as easily.

In this class I will walk you through how to create your very own zipper brush and how to apply it to your own drawings. I will show you how to spot the pattern in the zipper, draw and even create the brush step by step! As a bonus I will even show you the tons of quick brushes I have made with this technique which made it 10x easier to detail clothing!

Tools You Need:

-Tablet with a Stylus (Graphics Tablet)

-Adobe Photoshop

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Love it, so clever!
Mira Metzler

Mixed Media Artist





Sydney H.

Digital Illustrator


A freelance artist creating artwork that strives to engage and generate pieces that everyone can enjoy. I love exploring multiple fields of the art some of which is digital, traditional, design! I'm highly influenced by old illustrators (like J.C Leyendecker), anime, and video games.

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