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.
I just could not help but wonder if something like that could be achieved solely in Photoshop using 3D. I decided to record the process and post it as a time-lapse so you can see, from the beginning what can be achieved using just Photoshop. Enjoy!
The Patch tool is great for removing unwanted elements from your images. Lesa Snider goes over the uses and features of Photoshop’s patch tool, including the new features in CS6 like content aware and adaptation settings.
Lesa Snider talks about the new scripted patterns in Photoshop CS6 and gives some examples of some creative ways to use this new function. She also goes over some tips for making a better selection using the refine edge options.