Easy DIY Pac Man Cork Board (with Photoshop!)

Easy DIY Pac Man Cork Board (with Photoshop!)

Taryn Williford
Jul 29, 2010

Need to jazz up your home office on the cheap? Try this DIY project. A clever college crafter turned a package of cork board tiles into Blinky, Inky, Clyde, and the Pac Man himself. But the 8-bit opportunities never end. Use this tutorial as a guide to creating the pixelated cork board of your dreams.

With an image editor, you can turn virtually any silhouette into a stencil for a custom cork board. Lucky for us, all our favorite characters come in 8-bit—so let's round up a straight edge and get started!

Instructables user dominator24 shows us how he took a pixelated silhouette of the Pac Man ghosts through Photoshop to create a template for his cork boards:

Once I had created my templates, I reset the rulers in GIMP to show inches instead of pixels. Using the templates as a guide, I then used a straight edge and a tape measure to draw the image on the cork board. To do this is very simple; For example: if the first corner on the image is 1.5" from the left in the image, then make a mark 1.5" from the left on the board.

If you're a Pac Fan, you can download dominator24's image files for the ghost and Pac Man directly from instructables.

His no-print method works well for these simple shapes. But if you're after something more complicated, get your template printed out on large sheet of 12-inch by 12-inch paper and trace your design on to the cork tiles.

Via Instructables


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