Create a puzzle piece outline for your images using the shape builder tool in Illustrator. Then bring the puzzle pieces path from Illustrator and lay it over an image in Photoshop, add some layer styles, and watch this effect come to life.
Illustrator CS6 has added some amazing new functionality when it comes to designing repeating patterns. Jeff Witchel explores these new menu functions in this video. Follow along as he creates a new pattern swatch and teaches viewers about all of the menu options during the process.
In Illustrator CS5, there are some new features in the stroke panel for creating dashed lines. Follow along with Jeff Witchel as he goes through options for setting up a dash pattern, creating rounded dashes, dotted dashes, and adding color to dashes and even the gaps in between the dash marks.