Photo manipulation ideas can come from anywhere. For Aditya Aryanto, inspiration struck from the wildly popular computer game called Minecraft, in which players build things out of textured cubes in an ever-expanding 3D world. Similarly, his series called Minecraft in Real Life (or Anicube) imagines photographed furry animals in the same cubic format you’d see in the game. Aryanto uses public domain photos of various creatures like a cat, polar bear, and tiger, and he retouches them to have blocky, hard-edged bodies and squared snouts.
Aditya Aryanto has created Anicube, which imagines real-life Minecraft animals.
The bodies of creatures are stretched and compacted to have rigid edges and square snouts.
So, how did he do it? Aryanto used the Liquify feature in Photoshop.