AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorials


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AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (High-End integration)
It may look difficult but it really isn't :)

  1. If you can click & drag, you can do this!
  2. Prior to getting to this step, you will follow the AV Bros method of High-End integration. The only difference is, or should we say "The Trick Is" ,you will save the "Image" & "Objects" as separate .psd files from within the AV Bros Puzzle Pro 2.0 Plug in Program window. After you choose the desired layout in the Plug in and before you click apply, select all pieces and save as a .psd file! Do this to all of the images & objects you are working with (all layers to be more specific) except the layers that contain the custom shapes you used to make the new layers via cut. You can actually delete these layers after you have made the "cut" to a new layer.


Start Here

  1. We started with 3 separate .psd file we created in AV Bros Puzzle Pro 2.0.
  2. Open all the .psd files in separate windows inside of PhotoShop 7 (Fig. 1).
AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (High-End integration - Fig1)

  1. Now, arrange the windows so you can see all of them easily (if possible, it doesn't matter if you can't but you must be able to see the pieces you want to select) (Fig. 2).
AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (High-End integration - Fig2)

  1. This is the cool part! Select a piece of puzzle you want to "Bring in" to the main image window by clicking it once to select it and then, click again & hold the image piece while dragging the piece to the "main" window. Hold onto it until you are near the spot that it actually goes to, then release (Fig. 3). PhotoShop 7 will now make a copy of that layer in the "main" puzzle window!
AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (High-End integration - Fig2)

  1. Repeat this step until all of the pieces from the other .psd file windows are now in the "main" puzzle window. This is the best part. PhotoShop 7 will remember where all the pieces go and a slight "Snap to feature" will allow you to move all the parts into place exactly where they were when you created the (High-End Integration) using AV Bros Puzzle Pro 2.0 Plug in Program (Fig. 4).
AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (High-End integration - Fig2)

  1. Didn't we say this was easy? You will notice that we left the Parrots eye without a corresponding "hole" so you could set it anywhere you like. It color edges are anti-aliased so it can go anywhere on the green head and still look right! You now have a complete PhotoShop 7 Puzzle that can be saved as a .psd file or exported as a jpeg, gif, png or a multitude of other files. You can also "mess up" all the pieces and resolve the puzzle in PhotoShop 7 or any other program that supports layered PSD files.

    You gotta love AV Bros Puzzle Pro 2.0!



Tutorial by DrPixel.







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