I saw this really cool cube graphic:

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I know you can create isometric cubes in illustrator & photoshop, but how do you create this cube (not isometric angles), with directly editable side colors?

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In Illustrator, use the Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel option

Create a square

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Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel

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Object > Expand Appearance

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Now you have an easily editable cube.

Add inner strokes, to achieve that look

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  • Thanks for your answer! I have a question: how do you find out the exact angles to use to get the example's angle? I will mark as the answer soon ;) Nov 10, 2016 at 0:58
  • @Alex the angles are up to you, I was just showing you the method. Everything else is your call. Play around until it looks right.
    – Manly
    Nov 10, 2016 at 15:34
  • Alright! It's just there's one problem: in your clone of it, the inner stroke does not cause the right perspective. See the smaller squares, the only one that looks right the right side's one. Nov 11, 2016 at 18:10
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    @Alex because my cube is not perfectly symmetrical. I just did this as a quick reference to show you how to do it. I wasn't showing you exactly what to do. You still need to figure the rest out on your own
    – Manly
    Nov 11, 2016 at 18:21

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