Create a Fascinating Puzzle Effect in Photoshop CS5

A puzzle is a problem or enigma that tests the ingenuity of the solver. In a basic puzzle, one is intended to put together pieces in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution.

So today, in this tutorial we will learn that how to create a puzzle effect with any image in photoshop CS5. If you are beginner, intermediate and advance Photoshop designer you can easily create your own puzzle effect. This tutorial just take your 30 minutes to make such a amazing effect. So feel free and remember to share your opinions with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Create a Fascinating Puzzle Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Pen Tool
  • Gradient Overlay

Lets start to create fascinating puzzle effect in in photoshop.

Step 1

Create new document (Ctrl+N) with 700×500 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

First of all Add BMW Car Image in photoshop

Add BMW Image

Go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T) to transform car image, and set it to the whole canvas.

Transform Car Image Layer

After set car image we get this result.

Get This Result

Step 3

Now duplicate car image layer one time (Ctrl+J) then create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) center of both car and duplicate car image layers and fill with black color.

Create a New Layer

Step 4

Now we are going to add the Puzzle Texture in photoshop, select duplicate car image and go to Filter > Texture > Texturizer and set this settings.

Set Texturizer Settings

Now click the arrow button and select Load Texture option as like in preview.

Select Load Texture Option

Now a window opened, select puzzle texture and click OK then puzzle texture applying on duplicate car image layer as like in picture below.

Select Puzzle Texture

After applying puzzle texture, here we get a beautiful effect on duplicate car image.

Get Beautiful Effect

Step 5

In this step select Pen Tool from tool panel and create a puzzle path as like in preview.

Create a Path

After create path right click on path and select (Make Selection) option to create a selection.

Make Selection Option

Now go to Layer > New > Layer Via Cut, after this implement, selected area cut in to a new layer name it layer Puzzle.

New Layer Created

Step 6

Select puzzle layer go to Edit > Transform or press (Ctrl+T), rotate it and set it little bit left side.

Transform Puzzle Layer

After rotate puzzle layer we get a new result.

Get a New result

Now go to the Blending Options and applying Drop Shadow on puzzle layer.

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.

Drop Shadow

After applying drop shadow here we get a nice effect on puzzle layer.

Get a Nice Effect

Step 7

Select duplicate car image layer then select Pen Tool and create a path as like in preview.

Create a Path

right click on path and select (Make Selection) option to create a selection.

Select Make Selection Option

After create selection hit Delete button to delete selected area then press (Ctrl+D) to deselect selection, we get a new result.

Delete Selected Area

 Step 8

Repeat step 6 and step 7 to make more puzzle effects as like in picture below.

Make More Puzzle

Step 9

Select Pen Tool again create a path to the whole picture as like in preview.

Make a Selection

After create path right click on path and select (Make Selection) option then a selection created.

A Selection Created

Now press (Shift+Ctrl+I) to inverse the selection.

Inverse The Selection

Hit delete button to delete the selected area then press (Ctrl+D) to deselect the selection and applying white color #ffffff on black background layer.

Delete Selected Area

Go to the Blending Options and applying Drop Shadow on duplicate car image layer.

Go to Layer  > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.

Drop Shadow

After applying drop shadow we get new result.

Get New Result

When we complete all steps we get our puzzle effect photo in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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