BuzzKill Posted January 30, 2007 Share Posted January 30, 2007 (edited) This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Here is a quick and simple way to create a box. You're going to need to make two images. One image is for the front of the box and the other is for the side of the box. I am not going to go into detail on what you should put on your box. I'll leave that up to you to figure out. I will, however, provide you with the .pdn's of my box to give you an idea on how I put it together. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2nmmkuly38qltbw/pdn3_boxside.zip?dl=0 [Zip file link added by EER - thanks to ReMake] Once you have created both the front and side of your box, you're going to need to put both flattened images on the same canvas in a manner that allows you to rotate each image keeping the edges butted up against each other. Let's start out with your front image by widening the canvas area so it is doubled in width. To do this, first adjust the secondary color's alpha to zero. If we don't do that, the newly acquired canvas area will be filled in using the secondary color. Goto Image > Canvas Size. In the Canvas Size dialog, select the "By absolute size" option and unselect the "Maintain aspect ratio". In the Width input area, double the width of the canvas. The front image of my box has a width of 768 pixels. Doubled would be 1536 pixels. Be sure to set the anchor point to Right and click OK. Now, let's insert the Side of our box. Goto Layers > Import From File... and open the flattened Side image. Position it to where the right side edge is butted up against the left side edge of the other image. Time to give it some perspective. Highlight the layer that has your Front image. Goto Layers > Rotate/Zoom. Adjust the Twist Radius to 45.00 and click OK. Now, highlight the layer that has the Side image. Goto Layers > Rotate/Zoom. Click Reset All. Adjust the Twist Angle to -180.00 and the Twist Radius to 45.00. That's pretty much all there there is to it. The only thing left to do is to flatten the image, crop it, and feather it if so desired. Here it is with a background and a reflection. Edited July 31, 2019 by Ego Eram Reputo Rehosted to Postimage. Added link to PDN files 2 Quote - DO NOT contact me asking for the .pdn of my avatar or the PDN logo. Thank you. Have a nice day. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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