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How to make a photo jigsaw puzzle

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How to make a photo jigsaw puzzle: Ever since you discovered how to use GIMP, you have been having a blast playing with your digital photos by editing them in every way imaginable possible. Your latest “obsession” in the field of photo editing? The puzzles! You would really like to turn your photos into puzzles, that is, into images made up of several pieces, but you don’t know how to do it. Don’t worry, I’m here!

Since more and more often you happen to be in the right place at the right time, I tell you that even today it happened and that I am about to explain to you. how to make a puzzle with GIMP. All you have to do is take advantage of a function included by default in the program and use it in the way that best suits your needs. If you’re ready, I’d say get started right away.

All you need to do to get started make a puzzle with GIMP is to start the program through its icon on the desktop or in the Windows Start menu and import the photo to be transformed into a puzzle by selecting the item You open from the menu File (in the central program window). Once your photo has been uploaded, go to the menu Filters> Render> Pattern of GIMP and click on the entry Puzzle.

In the window that opens, adjust the parameters of the puzzle you want to create starting from your photo by choosing the number of pieces horizontal and vertical, thebreadth of the relief, the intensity of light and deciding if you want a puzzle with pieces squares or curved (putting the check mark next to the appropriate items at the bottom). Help yourself with the preview placed in the center of the window to view the effects of each setting in real time and, when you are satisfied with the result, click on the button OK to apply the puzzle effect to your photo.

At this point, you’ve turned your photo into a puzzle and you might as well be happy with it, but the pieces of the image are still tied together. Would you like to divide them and put some white space between them? With a little patience and a little precision you can do it. Then select the item Toggle Quick Mask from the menu Select of GIMP to enable a layer mask on the image and use the eraser tool (located in the toolbar located on the left of the screen) to “delete” a piece of the puzzle.

Now, select the item again Toggle Quick Mask from the menuSelect of GIMP to create a selection of the “deleted” part of the image, copy the latter by pressing the key combination Ctrl + C of your PC keyboard and paste it in a new image (Ctrl + V) that you can easily create with GIMP by selecting the item New one from the menu File. Create the new image with a white background and a slightly larger size than the original one that you have turned into a puzzle.

At this point, all you have to do is repeat the “game” of the quick mask with all the pieces of the puzzle and paste them in the new image separating them a little from each other and save the final result by selecting the item Save as from the menu File by GIMP. Done! You discovered how to do a puzzle with GIMP.