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Give Your Diana a New Look!

Want to make your Diana even more special than it already is? Give it a refeshing new look with a new skin.

This is what the Finished Product should look like:

First you will need the following items on this list:
*An Image/Pattern
*Some form of adhesive paper (Like label paper, sticker paper, or get a decal done at Kinkos)
*Scissors
*An X-acto Knife or similar cutting tool.
*Adobe Photoshop or a free alternative

Part I, Making the Skin:

Step 1:First save this template to a folder and open them in Photoshop. (This is for the front of your camera.)
http://captainstunt.deviantart.com/art/Diana-F-Skin-Front-213342650

Step 2: Once opened in Photoshop, import an image/pattern into the template. Be sure it’s between the layers named “Top” and “Bottom.” Next re-size the image to fit like the photo above. Note: You’ll be cutting out the green shapes in both templates, so arrange your images accordingly.

Step 3: Save your image as a .jpg file.

Step 4: Repeat the same process with this template. (For the 120 back) Note: The green shape is where the viewfinder should be.
http://captainstunt.deviantart.com/art/Diana-F-Skin-Back-213343774

Step 5: Print your image on the label paper, sticker paper, or whichever you choose. Make sure that the printer won’t re-size your image. Uncheck boxes like: “Scale to fit.”

Part II, Applying the Skin:

Step 1: Once you have your page printed, collect all of your tools and move on to the next step.

Step 2: Cut out the parts, carefully cut out the inner parts. Use the picture below was a guide.

Step 3: Once you’re done cutting the label, peel off the backing and apply it carefully to the 120 film back and the front of the camera. Note: you might have to clean it up and shave off the edges a bit with the X-acto knife.

That’s it! Now you have a new skin on your Diana! To remove, just peel it off and clean the adhesive with Goo Gone, or something similar.

written by captainstunt

24 comments

  1. yarah

    yarah

    great tipster, thanks!

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  2. nleppa

    nleppa

    Fun idea!

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  3. narkalen

    narkalen

    How did you make the pattern for Diana? Is it easy to do also for the diana mini?

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  4. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Haha so cute!!

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  5. jodimeetdiana76

    jodimeetdiana76

    Very cool!

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  6. lisabegusch

    lisabegusch

    great idea!

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  7. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Yay, finally got posted! Great idea.

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  8. brittany

    brittany

    nice! totally going to try it!!!

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  9. deprofundis

    deprofundis

    this Tipster is great, it deserves a rumble!! :D

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  10. jarvislomo

    jarvislomo

    hello my Diana you'll get a fresh look :-) thanks

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  11. captainstunt

    captainstunt

    @narkalen You can try scaling it in photoshop to work for the Diana.
    Anyways, I made the tempate by measuing everything by hand and inputting that in Photoshop.

    Thank you for the nice comments, I honestly feel really happy that people liked it this much.

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  12. vanecorp

    vanecorp

    LUV Crystal Castles.. :)

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  13. stickyvinny

    stickyvinny

    AMAZING! :D

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  14. freakoftheweek

    freakoftheweek

    Great Tipster, can you do a template for the 35 mm Back???

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  15. freakoftheweek

    freakoftheweek

    Have made the Photoshop Template for the 35mm Back, if anyone interested leave me a message...

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  16. freakoftheweek

    freakoftheweek

    Have made the Photoshop Template for the 35mm Back, if anyone interested leave me a message...

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  17. freakoftheweek

    freakoftheweek

    The Photoshop Template for the 35mm Back is here:
    http://lomofreakofth(…)k-255315807

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  18. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    great tipster =)

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  19. dylanl

    dylanl

    Crystal Castles!!

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  20. rachelyyl

    brilliant idea. thanks for sharing!
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  21. captainstunt

    captainstunt

    I would like to thank Lomography for including me in the newsletter!

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  22. lea-coubray-b

    great idae! i love the photos that have been used for this exemple. Does anyone has already do this for a fisheye?
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  23. dreamingj

    dreamingj

    wow! it's too cool! fun and creative! im downloading now anyway thanks for ur cool idea~!

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  24. oneswhoneveryawn

    Love this! Yours looks like one of the smooth clones though, has anyone tried it on the bumpy surface of the original? I can't imagine it working too well...
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