Christmas projects #10 – Photo cube

 

    A photo cube serves no practical purpose, but it is a great way to display six festive photographs as you enter the New Year.

A photo cube serves no practical purpose, but it is a great way to display six festive photographs as you enter the New Year.

To start with, you’ll need to find a cube template – if you search online you’ll find dozens that fit the bill and are free to use.

Open the template in your editing program, followed by the images that you want to put on your cube. If your images aren’t square, use your software’s Crop tool to change their shape, then drag the images one at a time onto your cube template.

Open the template in your editing program, followed by the images that you want to put on your cube. If your images aren’t square, use your software’s Crop tool to change their shape, then drag the images one at a time onto your cube template.

Position an image on each of the six faces, resizing them as necessary so they fit the template. Each image will be on its own layer, so at this stage you can edit them individually or use adjustment layers (if your software has this feature) to make universal changes – to convert them to black & white, for example.

Position an image on each of the six faces, resizing them as necessary so they fit the template. Each image will be on its own layer, so at this stage you can edit them individually or use adjustment layers (if your software has this feature) to make universal changes – to convert them to black & white, for example.

When you’re done editing, flatten the layers and print the template onto thick photo paper, or mount your print on thin card. Cut the template out, score along the lines, then fold and glue the tabs to finish your cube construction.

When you’re done editing, flatten the layers and print the template onto thick photo paper, or mount your print on thin card. Cut the template out, score along the lines, then fold and glue the tabs to finish your cube construction.

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