|This action will show you
how to apply the "puzzle #2" effect to a picture. I'm using the
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Start Photoshop CS and make sure no images are open.
PuzzleAction1_0.zip file, save the picture puzzle01.psd
somewhere on your harddrive and install the actionset.
Open the file puzzle01.psd (again, make sure NO OTHER images
Open the image that you want to apply the effect to. This image must
be in the foreground.
The image is very large (2560 x 1920 pixels). If the action is used
on a large image the jigsaw puzzle pieces will be very small. Before applying
the effect in this example I resized the image to 1000 x 750 pixels
to make the pieces a little bigger.
Click on the "Puzzle #2" action button. You will notice that two
dialogboxes will appear. I'm not going to explain the meaning of
these boxes in this tutorial.
After clicking "Continue" twice you should have a picture like
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After applying the puzzle effect to an image it is often a
good idea to scale the image down just a little bit. This often makes the
picture look a little better.