Photoshop: How to make a Cube Photo Album

I find Photoshop very intriguing and interesting. It has so many features and really a great help for photographers, designers, developers and newbie like me.

It maybe easy for some who had mastered “Photoshop” but for me it’s definitely an accomplishment and I thank “Youtube” for this. For all those who are continually doing tutorials, keep up the good work.

Anyway I am very exited to share what I’ve learned here. The step by step process I went through to accomplish a simple project and I’ll call it “Cube Photo Album”.

I have chosen my favorite personality “Pope John Paul II” as the subject because of the unlimited free photos of him on the web.

What do I need to make a “Cube Photo Album”

  • Cube as guide (chose a cube where you can at least have a clear view of the 3 sides)
  • 36 photos (9 for each side)
  • Arrange the photos on a square sheet ( 3 columns x 3 rows)

Step  1:  Open the “cube” in Photoshop.

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Cube Layer

Step  2: Open 3 photo files ( 3 columns x 3 rows) at the same time

3 PhotoFiles

3 PhotoFiles

Step  3: Starting on the first file 

First Photo File

First Photo File

  • Select/All (to make a selection of the whole photo)
Select/All

Select/All

  • Edit/Copy (to copy the selected area)
Edit/Copy

Edit/Copy

  • Go to the “cube document” (The guide document you have loaded first)
Go to cube layer & Edit/Paste

Go to cube layer & Edit/Paste

  • Edit/Paste (you now have to layers on this document)
Two layers in the Docs

Two layers in the Docs

  • Delete the file you have copied since you will not be needing this and to avoid confusion
Delete this first photo file

Delete this first photo file

Step  4: Repeat “Step 3” for the other 2 remaining files .

3 photo files now copied in the document

3 photo files now copied in the document

Step  5: Make the “cube layer” and photo file layer you will work with first.

  • Activate the photo layer 1
Free transform to adjust the size

Free transform to adjust the size

  • Edit/Free Transform (Adjust the size of the layer and align to the side of the cube)
Align to side of the cube

Align to side of the cube

  • Edit/transform/distort
Edit/Transform

Edit/Transform

  •  Grab the corners of the photo and attach/align it to the corners/sides of the cube
Grab the corner & Align to the cube

Grab the corner & Align to the cube

  • Hit the (√) check box on the upper portion to accept the transformation.

Step  6:  Repeat “Step 5” for photo layer 2.

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Step  7: Repeat  “Step 5” for photo layer 3

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Step  8:  Make the “cube layer” invisible to check on the alignments of  the photo layers.

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Step  9: Activate the “photo layer” that needs adjustment

Step 10: Edit/transform/distort or wrap to make adjustments on the alignment.

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Step  11: With all the layers visible, see if you are please with the result.

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Step  12: Success? hit save. View & share your “Cube Photo Album”

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Have a nice day And God Bless!

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