I am sorry there was no freebie yesterday, I was in mourning because the Cubs bowed out in game 3 of the playoffs and looked horrible doing so. Maybe there is something to that curse theory.... Anyway, I did make something to post today and will hopefully have a new paperdoll set posted tonight.
The other day I stopped home for a minute while I was working (as I often do to say hi to DH and the little girl before she goes to preschool). And as usual, there was a mess in the kitchen but it smelled wonderful! When I asked DH what he cooked he stated he had a recipe come to him in a dream (???) He made cinnamon roll pancakes, and they turned out great! I thought it was pretty funny that this creation came to him in a dream. Then the other morning I woke up with an idea for some brushes that I had dreamed of the night before. Twilight Zone! I thought, how cool would it be to make some directional zipper brushes, then make some styles to apply to the zippers. So I set out to work and came up with few different brushes and styles. There's the "closed" zipper brush and an "open" zipper brush in the rectangle style and there's the notched closed and "right" open and "left" open brushes in this set. There are also some styles that you apply to the zipper layer after you have made your zipper. Then I thought it would be cool to make some zipper pulls to layer over the zippers and Googled some zipper images for ideas.... Well knock me over the head - after all my work I found a tutorial on how to create a zipper brush in PS that Tracy Caudle started writing in December 2007! That's before I even knew what Digital Scrapbooking was! Geez. Anyway, I recommend that you go to her blog to learn how to create a path in photoshop and "paint" your zipper on the path to make it realistic. It is an excellent tutorial and there is also a tutorial on how to make metal layer styles if you want to make different ones for your zippers.
Heart path stroked with zipper brush and style applied, with Heart zipper pull (supplied).
Closed and Open zipper brushes made to look like jeans over red fabric.
Cool? You get the zipper brushes, style set, and a handful of zipper pulls (.pngs) in the .zip. I have plans in the future to create some zipper .pngs that everyone can use.