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Jigsaw Puzzle v2.2 (Jan 9, 2016)

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Jigsaw Puzzle

Effects -> Render -> Jigsaw Puzzle
ui2.png

Description
Generates a Jigsaw Puzzle cutout of an image.

Example Images
Before:
before2.png

After:
after2.png

Change Log
v2.2 (Jan 9, 2016)

  • Changed: Allow the 'Scale' to go up to 10 again

v2.1 (Dec 4, 2015)

  • Fixed: Puzzle pieces would sometimes get a little distorted at low Scale values

v2.0 (Nov 26, 2015)

  • New: Automatic puzzle Dimensions and Edge pieces
  • New: Four puzzle patterns are now available
  • Changed: Transparent line is now the default
  • Changed: Scale range is now capped to 5.0x; down from 10.0x

v1.0 (Oct 6, 2015)

  • Initial release

 

Download
:RightArrowBlue:  JigsawPuzzle.zip
 

Source Code
https://github.com/toehead2001/pdn-jigsaw-puzzle
 
 

 

 

 

Spoiler

If for some reason you want the old 1.0 version (like if you're crazy :P), you may download it here.

JigsawPuzzle.zip
 
Source Code
https://github.com/toehead2001/pdn-jigsaw-puzzle-legacy

Edited by toe_head2001
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Hi

 

@Toe_Head=Is it possible to make the corner and edge pieces look like real corner and edge pieces. Also, pieces are beveled at the cut edge from the die cutter. I like the look of the pieces.  :) 

 

@Racerx=Found where the pieces go. :D

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I've been re-reading The Hobbit lately, so here's Thrain's Map in jigsaw.

 

ooooh, that looks pretty fancy. Gold star for you too. :star:

 

 

@Toe_Head=Is it possible to make the corner and edge pieces look like real corner and edge pieces. Also, pieces are beveled at the cut edge from the die cutter. I like the look of the pieces.  :)

 

Corner and edges? You'll have to use the Scale and Offset controls to get good alignment (maybe crop too), and then fix the edges manually like @Ego Eram Reputo did (I assume). Could it be done automagiclly? Sure, I would need to rewrite part of the effect, and figure out the math. I'll look into it eventually.

 

Bevels? Good point. @Ego Eram Reputo used bevels in his image, and it looks super good. Looks like @BoltBait's Bevel Object plugin was used.

 

Here's the example image with bevels:

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Run the effect with the Transparent line option, and then run the Bevel Object plugin. Have a second layer below with a solid color.

beveled.png

 

Cool plugin. Dang, I hate when I have a few pieces that I can't fit......

 

In cases when you're going to remove pieces like that, I would recommend using the Transparent line option. Makes it easier to move them, and will give you a smoother edges.

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Very good, guess I needed a small tutorial. I didn't see that I could do it myself.

Thank you. :cake:

 

I'm going to put my try at this right here. :)

 

Puzzle%20Lily.png

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Corner and edges? You'll have to use the Scale and Offset controls to get good alignment (maybe crop too), and then fix the edges manually like Ego Eram Reputo did (I assume).

That was it exactly.

For the edges - Once I rendered the pieces to their own transparent layer & created a solid border, I used Drop Shadow twice (sorry BoltBait!). Once for the highlights and once for the shadowed edges.

I lowered the layer opacity to fine-tune the strength of the effect.

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For the edges - Once I rendered the pieces to their own transparent layer & created a solid border, I used Drop Shadow twice (sorry BoltBait!). Once for the highlights and once for the shadowed edges.

Hey, if you want an inferior bevel, that's your business. :P

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Very interesting effect!  Good job on this plug-in.

 

Here's my attempt at it:

 

jigsaw_01.png

 

My image needs a little bit more work, I think, but overall I like it.   :)

Edited by lynxster4
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Version 2.0 posted. I rewrote the plugin, so it can do fancy things like calculating the maximum size the whole puzzle can be (based on the Scale), and delete all the pixels outside the puzzle border. See the first post for complete changelog and download link.

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