Give Your Diana a New Look!

2011-07-04 24

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 on 2011-07-04 #gear #tutorials #custom #diana-f-top-tipster #mod #tipster #skin #modification #camera-modification #lomography #diana-f #camera

24 Comments

  1. yarah
    yarah ·

    great tipster, thanks!

  2. nleppa
    nleppa ·

    Fun idea!

  3. narkalen
    narkalen ·

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

  4. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Haha so cute!!

  5. jodimeetdiana76
    jodimeetdiana76 ·

    Very cool!

  6. lisabegusch
    lisabegusch ·

    great idea!

  7. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Yay, finally got posted! Great idea.

  8. brittany
    brittany ·

    nice! totally going to try it!!!

  9. deprofundis
    deprofundis ·

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

  10. jarvislomo
    jarvislomo ·

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

  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.

  12. vanecorp
    vanecorp ·

    LUV Crystal Castles.. :)

  13. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    AMAZING! :D

  14. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

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

  15. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

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

  16. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

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

  17. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

    The Photoshop Template for the 35mm Back is here:
    lomofreakoftheweek.deviantart.com/art/Diana-F-Skin-35mm-Bac…

  18. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    great tipster =)

  19. dylanl
    dylanl ·

    Crystal Castles!!

  20. rachelyyl
    rachelyyl ·

    brilliant idea. thanks for sharing!

  21. captainstunt
    captainstunt ·

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

  22. lea-coubray-b
    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?

  23. dreamingj
    dreamingj ·

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

  24. oneswhoneveryawn
    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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