Cube Shapes in Photoshop
● Create an isometric square with gradients and pictures.
✓ Free Transform Tool ✓ Skew ✓ Gradient Tool
• This tutorial is part of the In Your Face project.
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Step #1: Open a New Blank Document in Photoshop ~
✗ Go to: File > New and open a new document with these settings:
Step #2: Draw a Perfect Square ~
✗ Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool
✗ Hold Shift and draw a square on the screen
✗ Holding the Shift key down keeps the shape perfectly square.
Step #3: Gradient Tool ~
✗ Select the Gradient Tool which is behind the Paint Bucket
✗ Pick a gradient from the Gradient Picker in the Menu Bar
✗ Drag the gradient across the shape
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut Cmd(⌘)+D to deselect the marching ants …
Step #4: Free Transform ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘) + T
✗ Then Right-Click and select Skew
✗ Tweek the shape like this:
✗ Hit Enter or the check mark when you're done.
Step #5: Make a Copy ~
✗ Duplicate the layer by Right-Clicking
Step #6: Cmd (⌘)+ T Again ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T again, Right-Click and select Flip Horizontal
Step #7: Adjust the Shapes ~
✗ Adjust the shapes like this:
Step #8: Make the Top ~
✗ Create a New Layer
✗ With the Rectangular Marquee tool, draw another square shape.
✗ Hit Ctrl+D to deselect …
Step #9: Tweek the Top ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T again, but this time, hold Cmd(⌘) down …
Step #10: Make a Cube out of Pictures ~
✗ Now that you know how to manipulate shapes using Cmd(⌘)+T, make a cube out of Pictures the same way.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Save your work as a .jpg
✗ Attach it