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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 ;) – Alex Nov 10 '16 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 '16 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. – Alex Nov 11 '16 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 '16 at 18:21

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