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Cube that Square: Put a Flat Design on a Cube in Illustrator

Victor Langer, Logosaurus Rex, Graphic Designosaur

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7 Videos (44m)
    • Trailer

      2:46
    • Isometric & Extrude

      3:37
    • Lesson 1: No Rotation

      10:27
    • Lesson 2: With Rotation

      7:18
    • Lesson 3: With Rotation

      9:05
    • Lesson 4: With Rotation & Reflection

      11:05
    • Goodbye is not Extinction

      0:11

About This Class

In this class we will be looking at how to put a flat design on a cube. In Illustrator this is called “mapping” to a 3D object. This technique looks scary at first, but is actually pretty easy once you get used to it. You make a cube using the Extrude 3D Effect, then MAP--meaning APPLY--your flat square design to it’s three visible faces, and then recolor or add shading. What starts out as a not very exciting flat design can become something great on a cube.

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Victor Langer

Logosaurus Rex, Graphic Designosaur

I've been a freelance graphic designer and logomaniac since the days of B.C. That's not Before Christ--it's Before Computers. How many of you colleagues out there remember B.C.? Rubber cement paste-ups, photostats, Linotype, Maylines, adjustable triangles, Letraset, Rubylith overlays, cutting compasses. Yes, positively prehistoric. But it takes a dinosaur to fully appreciate the newfangled wonders of Adobe Illustrator and the iMac. At first I resisted evolution, but after I got a whiff of it ...

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