In this lesson you will learn how to make your Own Custom Shape
Find or take a photo you would like to edit.
Open the photo in Adobe Photoshop
To load the puzzle shapes click on the gear fly out menu and choose Objects.
Four different puzzle shapes should appear as choices for shapes.
Select one of the puzzle shapes.
Go back to your photo, make sure you have layer 1 selected and click and drag the puzzle shape.
After you create the shape on the New Layer, go to the Layer Palette flyout menu and Duplicate the Shape 1 Layer.
Repeat this step 5 or more times.
Selecting each Layer, move each shape around to cover the EDGE of a photo
Hide the Layer 0 in the Layers Palette by clicking the Eye Icon
Click the fly out menu on the Layers Palette and Go to Merge Visible. This will flatten the Layers above Layer 0 but not Layer O itself.
Your Layer Palette should look like this:
Fill the remaining area on the shape layer with black. To do this use a solid paintbrush with the same fill color as your puzzle pieces (in my case the color black) and fill in any gaps created by the puzzle pieces.
Using the Magic Wand, Select the (black) puzzle edge.
Click Delete on your keyboard
Then Go to Select on your Menu Bar and choose Inverse
Go to Edit and Choose Fill
Make sure your Use: is set to Black, Normal and 100%
Your document should look something like this:
Drag Layer 0 from the Layer Palette to the top of the stack and make visible by clicking on the eye icon
Go to the Fly Out Menu and choose, Create Clipping Mask
Your Image should look like this:
Select your Shape 1 Layer on the layers Palette and then go to the FX on the bottom of the Layers Palette and Add A Bevel & Emboss as well as a Drop Shadow Effect, making sure to set the sliders to your liking.
When finished go to the Layer Fly Out and Choose Flatten Image
The Save your file as a .JPG and then Save for Web and Post to your blog with a paragraph description.