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How do I create a puzzle piece in Photoshop?


Question

I would like to paste a picture to a new blank picture with a puzzle shape on it so that I can create a puzzle piece, but I have forgotten how to do it.

I sort of remember that you will have to start a new file, put a puzzle shape on it, then click Select All on the picture and then Copy then bring it to the blank file with the puzzle shape on it and then Paste. I apologise for any inconvenience or stuffs, but the above step MUST be included.

2014/11/17
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11/17/2014 3:32:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Use Clipping Masks by placing the image ON TOP of the puzzle piece. It really makes no difference what document you do this in as far all the creating new documents you mention, just be careful not to save and that's irrelevant.

Step 1: Layer Placement

Puzzle Piece is UNDER photo (photo is currently turned off)

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Photo turned on

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Step 2: Right Click PHOTO layer and Create Clipping Mask

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You can then adjust the individual layers without destroying your puzzle shape.

2014/11/17
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11/17/2014 3:32:00 PM