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I should mention up pohtoshop that while this photo effect is very easy to do, some of this tutorial involves using the Pen Tooland since explaining how the Textute Tool works in Photoshop would require its own separate tutorial, I'm going to assume here that you're already familiar with how to use it. Adjust the options for the Puzzle texture, using the preview area on the left of the dialog box as a guide.
Photoshop Puzzle Effect
Use the Pen Tool to draw a path around one of the puzzle pieces. To do that, go up to the Select menu at the top of the screen and choose Inverse:. This is where you navigate to load any sample texture files you've created. Since it's difficult to see a path in a screenshot, I've highlighted my path in yellow:.
Create a path in the upper part sdobe the image and use steps 7 to 8 as a reference to mask the selected region in the layer mask. Navigate to your Texture folder inside your Photoshop directory, then select the Puzzle texture. The Photoshop puzzle texture doesn't have border pieces straight-edges on the border side.
With the edge pieces now selected, make sure you have the "Puzzle" layer selected in the Layers palette, then press Delete on your keyboard to delete them.
Click on it to select it, then click on the Load button to load the texture:. We have the "Background color" layer texturw, but it's the "Puzzle" layer we need, so click on the "Puzzle" layer in the Layers palette to select it:.
The piece is now on the top layer, which Photoshop has once again named "Layer 1". I downloaded this one as it did look the best, but it doesn't work with CS6 - CS5 has a 32 bit version which can use the plug-in, but CS6 doesn't.
It appears that PuzzlePro 3.
The combination of our Photoshop plugin's power and Photosgop Filters' flexibility lets you quickly and extremely conveniently edit the obtained result, when necessary. That's not what we want, so here's a handy trick. In this Photoshop Effects tutorialwe're going to look at how to easily create a Photoshop puzzle effectallowing us to turn any photo into a jigsaw puzzle!
As usual, you may need to make adjustments to these settings for your image:. Again, thank you for your suggestions. To change the background color to white, select the "Background color" layer, then select the Fill command from the Edit menu and set the Contents to White.
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If, for some reason it isn't, select the Puzzle texture from the list. Choose the following settings and press Ok. Axobe OK when you're done to exit out of the Texturizer dialog box and apply the texture to your image. Make sure you still have the "Puzzle" layer selected in the Layers palette, then go up to the Layer menu at the top of the screen, choose Newand then choose Layer via Cut:.
The source file will tile so you get repeats when increasing the puzzle piece numbers, plus there are no edge pieces. The actual name of the Photoshop folder will depend on which version of Photoshop you're using.
How to Create Photoshop Puzzle Effect
I would like to make jigsaw puzzles with a variety of pieces, so it would be helpful if I could create my own templates with different numbers of pieces.
At the moment, though, we have everything except the edge pieces selected. Double-click the Background Layer and press Ok on potoshop New Layer window that appears in order to convert it to a regular layer.
If you'd prefer to use white for the background instead of black, simply click on the "Background color" layer in the Layers palette to select it, then teture up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen and choose Fill to bring up the Fill dialog box. Has anybody found anything else which works with CS6? We've cut one of the puzzle pieces out and have it floating above the puzzle. There is a great video that just came out in Layers magazine that I thought of when reviewing this:.
The drop shadow now appears to be floating slightly above the rest of the puzzle. We need to load in the "Puzzle" texture that Photoshop has installed on your hard drive, so click on the small arrow to the right of the Texture selection option on the right of the dialog box, which brings up a menu with only one option, Load Texture. To add the drop shadow to the main puzzle, first select the "Puzzle" layer in the Layers palette, then click on the Layer Style icon at the bottom of the Layers palette and select Drop Shadow from the list:.