Creating Puzzle Pieces with Illustrator and Photoshop
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Creating Puzzle Pieces with Illustrator and Photoshop

Learn to create puzzle pieces of any size or shape for use in your latest project or App using Photoshop & Illustrator
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
343 students enrolled
Created by Shane Hogan
Last updated 12/2013
English
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Once complete you will be able to create a puzzle of any size or shape imaginable.
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Requirements
  • Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop would be helpful but not required as everything is fully explained
  • Trials of Illustrator and Photoshop are available from www.adobe.com
Description

This course will show you how to create puzzle pieces of any size or shape using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

You will learn how to create a square puzzle template in Adobe Illustrator, then we go on to creating a circle puzzle template in Adobe Illustrator and import the template into Adobe Photoshop where we break it up into pieces, apply effects and export the individual puzzle pieces, which we then batch re-size and rename for use in your standard and retina iPad project.

Recommend for anyone that has purchased CartoonSmart.com 's Story Tellers Kit and would like to know how to create puzzle pieces the easy way or anyone that would like to have an easy to use reference on how to create puzzle pieces or templates for use in their latest project or App.

Create puzzles quickly and easily with minimum effort and without having to use the pen tool or purchase expensive limited plug-ins.

Use the shape tools, line tool and shape builder in Illustrator.

Use Photoshop's trim and save for web tools.

Preparing your images for use in your project or App.

Learn how to create a re-size action.

Batch rename in Photoshop, adding -ipadhd extension to your images with minimum effort.

This course is just over an hour long and includes examples for creating a square template and a complete circle puzzle, and also includes templates for a triangle, a star and an ellipse, and includes the working Photoshop and Illustrator files.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wishes to design a puzzle for a project or an App.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:09:35
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Introduction
2 Lectures 06:04

This introduction video shows what the course covers, we will be using Adobe Illustrator to create puzzle templates, and Adobe Photoshop to break up, re-size and rename the pieces, using the techniques in this course you will learn how to create a puzzle of any size or shape.

Preview 06:04

Readme
1 page
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Creating the puzzle template using Adobe Illustrator
2 Lectures 23:20

Here we create a square puzzle template using Adobe illustrator, you will learn how to split a rectangle or square into sections and make use of the shape builder tool to create puzzle pieces.

Preview 12:01

Here we create a circle puzzle template using Adobe illustrator, and make use of the shape builder tool to create the puzzle pieces.

Creating a circle puzzle template
11:19
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Breaking up the puzzle using Adobe Photoshop
4 Lectures 24:47

This document shows how to setup some handy keyboard shortcuts for faster workflow.

Optimizing your workflow with keyboard shortcuts
5 pages

This video shows how we break the puzzle up into individual pieces using Adobe Photoshop.

Breaking the puzzle into pieces
07:00

Here we add effects, like bevel and emboss and inner shadow to the pieces and also add some effects to the background image which will be used for reference.

Appying effects
07:44

This video shows how the pieces are exported as individual files making use of trim and save for web.

Exporting individual pieces
10:03
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Organising the pieces
1 Lecture 09:24

Finally we use Photoshop to re-size and rename the images using automation and batch rename the pieces, adding -ipadhd to the file names for use in an iOS App project.

Resizing using Photoshop and renaming using Bridge
09:24
About the Instructor
Shane Hogan
5.0 Average rating
4 Reviews
343 Students
1 Course
Independent App developer

Developer of ScaleViz - Visual Guitar Shape Trainer which is now available for all iOS devices and Apple TV, simply search your Apple TV for ScaleViz!

Alternatively you can grab the Universal iOS version straight from the Apple App Store by clicking or tapping on the world icon underneath my profile picture on the left.

When I'm not developing or expanding my knowledge in graphic design or programming...

I enjoy playing the guitar, watching horror films, astronomy, snorkeling, the study of hypnosis & NLP and I really enjoy Vaping and all thats involved, including making coils and e-liquid.