How can I make skybox drawing easier in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CC to draw a skybox -that is, an image composed of six sub-images that seamlessly assemble into a cube, like this:


As soon as I started drawing, I noticed that it is very difficult to make the image seamlessly loop across the different faces of the skybox.

I would like to know if there is a way to simplify the process of drawing such an image.

What I’m currently doing is to put guides in a grid the size of my skybox, paint, and then manually rotate the different faces to various configurations, and fix the seams. It is a very complicated work, and I would like to believe there is a better way to do this.

For example, I would like to be able to take a face of my image, copy it, rotate it and place the copy in a different part of the image, and make it so drawing on one of the copies automatically updates the other copy. I don’t know how to do this, or if it is even doable in Photoshop.

Are there any ways to streamline the creation of such drawings in Photoshop?


you can achieve what you want with photoshop Smart Objects

  • right click on layer name (1 square out of 6 squares) and select Convert to Smart Object
  • to edit it double click to open in a new window
  • when you save it it will update in the main window

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