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How I made a cube picture

(Totally Clueless)



This tutorial was made using PaintShopPro 6 and PaintShopPro 7 but it
could be adapted to any program that has a deformation tool.

TO USE THE DEFORMATION TOOL



Click on the icon on the tool bar and the
selection should be outlined.
HOLD DOWN THE SHIFT KEY, then move the cursor to one corner.
It will change from a cross to a smaller box with a little flag.
Now while it's like that,
you can move just one corner at a time.
Move it where you want it, then you can let up
and go to another corner and move it.
(continue holding down the shift key) You can even go back
and forth until it's the way you want it. Then click on
selection tool, and this portion will be set.
Right click to deselect this area. You can always 'undo'.
For PSP6 to apply the deformation, click 'apply' on the tool options box.








Begin by making a new image 300x300 with a transparent background.
Draw a cube on this image with sides being 150 in height.
OR


download the Zip file for the Cube base click
HERE


Any suggestions or corrections would be appreciated



It's easier for the beginning picture to have three distinct
sections. Two across the bottom and one at the top.
Artwork blends better than a photograph.






Use the selection tool to copy the image for the bottom right area.
it does not have to be the exact size. Paste it as a
NEW LAYER and put the upper right corner on the upper right
corner of the cube outline. Keep this
as the anchor for this side. (Red circle)




Use the deformation tool to match the other three corners. Go to Colors/adjust/brightness and darken this side for a shadow/
set the slider from 10 to 15, depending on your picture.






use the selection too to copy the portion you want to use for the
left side of the cube. Paste it as a NEW LAYER
and keep the upper left corner as an anchor.
Use the deformation tool to match the other three corners.
Make sure the right side leaves no space between it and the
left side of the first picture.








Use the selection tool to copy the area for the top of the cube.
Paste it as a NEW LAYER and keep the upper right
part of the picture on the upper corner of the right side (red circle.
*Note. If the top portion comes from the right side of
of the picture, then anchor the left corner to the left side
instead of the right.




Keep this as the anchor while using the deformation tool to
match up the other three corners. This takes a little more moves..
move each corner a little at a time back and forth until each
one is in the proper place. You may want to lighten this side.






Turn off the visibility on the cube base to see if all sides are touching.
you may want to delete the base cube form before you merge all
layers, (flatten) or you may want to delete it, and draw your own lines
from corner to corner. You may like it without lines.








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