This lesson is about creating a colorful cube cover using an image and getting the right sense of space.
Step 1. So, first we need to find an image for this lesson. I need to find a photo or a picture of a cube. You can also take my stock.
Open the image with the cube (the document with the image of the cube will be the main one for our experiments with you). Next you need to find an image that will be the “cover” for our cube. You can find the image yourself or again you can use my dragon template.
Step 2. Open the image with the dragon. Create New layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) in the current document (with the dragon). Choose a tool “Rectangular area” (Rectangular Marguee Tool) (M), to create a square selection about 250 × 250pxl(pixels) and fill it with any color, for example black.
Step 3. Add two more squares in other areas (use a new layer for each square). We will need this to create three “covers” for all the visible sides of the cube.
Now, select one of the black squares and with the help of Select> Load Selection (Selection> Load Selection) load selection. It works only on the active layer. After that, make the background layer with the image of a dragon active and copy it using Ctrl + C .
Step 4. Then go to the main canvas with the cube and paste the copied part of the image into it using Ctrl + V
Step 5. Well, time to put this image on one side of the cube. Use Edit > Transform > Distort(Edit> Transform> Distort) to transform this image, as shown in the image below.
Step 6. Do the same job with the two remaining selections.
Well, we got a cubic image with a dragon, but our conceived cube is not finished yet.
Step 7. Merge these three layers into one layer (In the CS5 version, I had to change the mode for each layer separately) and change the layer mode to Multiply (Multiply).
Step 8. Using tool Eraser tool (Eraser) (e) and a rigid round brush can be made more clear between the segments of the cube.
The result is shown in my picture below.
I finish this lesson. It seems to me that we made a good “cover” for the cube and got the right feeling of space. And just enjoyed the interesting result.