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Zipatone PS pattern tutorial by GarryHenderson Zipatone PS pattern tutorial by GarryHenderson
I've had a few people ask me how I make my zipatone patterns in PS, so I figured I'd save myself a lotta typing and just make a tutorial. Hope ya find it useful.

-G
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:iconsandpaperdaisy:
sandpaperdaisy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is great, thanks man!
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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Perfect for the project I'm working on! Thanks!
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:iconmistahpete:
MistahPete Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You are badass! I just created my own Zipatone! How exciting!
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:iconjoshrother:
joshrother Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for putting this up! I've been wondering how you do this forever!
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:iconladyorange:
LadyOrange Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used this tut in a background. Linked ya and gave credit. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with people! [link]
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:iconbait-n-switch:
Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
cool tutorial..very clear and concise thanks so much!
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
You bet
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:iconnickleboy:
nickleboy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
You bet.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
you know, you rock. I just had to use this, and you're the only one who has something like this.
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Some times I'm handy. The rest of the time I'm handsy...
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
XD
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:iconfenrirbralor:
FenrirBralor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool... I'll have to try this one out. :D
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y2jenn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010   General Artist
Garry! I used this tut last night to make a mock ad for our book look really really good. You're awesome for putting it together, seriously. :love:
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
RAWR for Handy-tut!
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JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that does the zip thing this way.
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RedCole84 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Artist
Man am I glad I came across this!

Currently working on a webcomic and, although it's still very early stages, I do plan to "colour" it using zipatone a la Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira. Was wondering how to do it and now I know!

I have a few pages worth of pencils laid down but havent got a final script for the rest yet so it's on hold. Check out the pencils on my profile if you get a minute.

Thanks for the tutorial!
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y2jenn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   General Artist
Egads, thank you for putting this together, Garry. I swear, everything I've learned in regards to digital colors it's been because of you. :giggle:
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
"I swear, everything I've learned in regards to digital colors it's been because of you."

Now I know why you hate me.
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:icony2jenn:
y2jenn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   General Artist
:giggle: Noooo, I couldn't possibly hate ya for teaching me how to flat.
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:iconericgravel:
EricGravel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've been looking for a tutorial for this. Thanks!
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:worship: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you so very very very very much for this bit of information. I've been wanting to get this sort of effect for YEARS and my old method was an illustrator process from hell. lol. This little tutorial is just what I've been looking for :thumbsup: :woohoo:
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GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
It took me a bit to figure it out, but after I did I was all "That's it?" So I figured I might as well do the tut and let everyone else see how easy it actually is =D
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thanks a ton again. That's going to save me a boat load of time whenever I finally get around to doing some comic strips again. :D
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Trippy. Thanks for shareing
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Trippy, but good for that old school shading!
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:iconzathros:
Zathros Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Just to add my 2Cents to the crowd.
Thanks
Sharing knowledge here helps everyone. the work is appreciated.
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
You bet. Hope it's useful.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I see a sailboat, A SAILBOAT!!!

...wait...

I think it's a U.F.O. now...
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Weird. I see a boob.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Only one? That is weird.
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
If I cross my eyes I see 2, with a ton of cleavage.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: I knew you'd find a way to make it work!

:iconbreastsplz:
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Now I have a sudden urge to go motorboatin...

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stalk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl:

You and I totally killed this post, y'know?

Here, let me try and salvage something...

*ahem*

Muddy, thanks for the awesome tutorial on making little digital dots. You pwn teh internets! :w00t:
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
No need to put on airs. Anyone that's spent any amount of time on my DA page knows that there's bewbie talk.
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sketchandthecity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank god for this. I have been trying to get it in Color Halftone!
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
That's the way I was trying to get it to work too =D
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:iconnickdean:
NickDean Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks..I use to use the old cut an peel Zipp-a-tone
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Yer old school BW!
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:iconnickdean:
NickDean Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Boy howdy..I was looking at some very Old stuff..Old /brittle/discolored/and what a pain it was to lay down those years ago..;)
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
I've got a couple of originals pages I've bought over the years that have Zipatone on em and the taped down word balloons as well. The discoloration is extremely noticeable when compared to the paper of the same age.
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:iconnickdean:
NickDean Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been pretty busy (thank god) at least last thurs...Fri,,,and so far Mon-Tues.. hope the good Lord will Bless! and my part-time will be full time.
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Supajoe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow, thanks for posting this! very cool!
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
You bet Joe. Hope ya find it useful bud.
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Gotta love Photoshop... and no wonder the poor Zipatone people stopped producing those "contact paper". Just came across a stack of pristine sheets I had in storage, and just chucked it all... I couldn't imagine I will ever use that stuff, with Pshop to the rescue!!

great tutorial!
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:icongarryhenderson:
GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I woulda held onto em. In 30 years they woulda been collector's items and you woulda had a small mint on yer hands!
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
LOL

Maybe someone fished them out of my garbage can, and they will show up on Antiques Roadshow someday. Then I will be kicking myself the whole time. :D
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:iconkristiano:
KrIsTiaNo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks pal!
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GarryHenderson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
You bet.
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