How to Create Skin for the Cube

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How to Create Skin for the Cube

Hey, are you hungry for new interesting tutorials? I have one for you, which not so long, perhaps so useful. This tutorial how to how to create the skin for the cube by using image to get the correct sense of space.

So, in the beginning we need to find pictures, what we will use during the tutorial period. Go to Google Images and look up for a good picture of cube or you can feel free to download the cutom, that I made from here: Cube. Open up this picture, it will be the main canvas for experiments. Ok, then we need to find the picture to put it on the cube sides. Open up the second picture and after that create a new layer on the current canvas. Get out the Rectangular Marquee Tool to create square selection about 250×250 pixels and fill it with different color, for example black.

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Add two square areas more to make three skins for all of cube sides. Now, select one of the black squares with Select > Load Selection, after that go to the background layer with dragon copy it using Ctrl+C.

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Then go to the main canvas and paste copied part image into it using Ctrl+V.

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Ok, time to put this part of image on the one of cube sides. Use Edit > Transform > Distort to transform this image as shown on the picture below.

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Go back to the canvas with dragon; select another one black square to copy second part of image in the same way.

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Ok, go back to our main canvas again and paste this part image into it. Use Edit > Transform > Distort to create second part of the skin for our cube:

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Move to dragon canvas one last time and copy the last one part of the future skin.

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Bring it to the main canvas and transform it to with Edit > Transform > Distort:

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Ok, looks realistic as for me, but not finished yet. Merge three of these sides in one layer and change layer mode to Multiply.

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Lastly, you might want to make some clear work between the cube segments. We can do this work using the Eraser Tool with hard round brush. You can see the result on my picture below.

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I finished off with this tutorial. We made good cube skin and get the correct sense of space. Please feel free to experiment, get creative and use your own settings.

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  • Mickey

    Hi…….
    Its very nice……
    keep going on………..

  • turalpkilic

    hah,it is very useful,greating.

  • shamss

    good idea

  • tunde

    i am loving thise. I am happy in thise but it is really interesting

  • Betong

    It’s a nice project. But how do you select a square? I’m stuck. I can’t move on.

    Thanks!

  • Betong

    After minutes of exploring it… I finally got it. Thanks! Keep it up!!!