Jigsaw Puzzle Creator for CorelDRAW
Jigsaw Puzzle Creator has very easy interface with few
controls yet it allows to produce a variety of professional-looking jigsaw
The main dialog of the program contains the following
Allows you to choose the number of puzzle pieces in the
puzzle. When the program is launched, a set of predefined layouts is
calculated based on the dimensions of the selected objects. The scrollbar
allows you to choose between the best layout options.
You can also specify an arbitrary puzzle size of up to (50 x
50). Just click on the Custom Size button next to the scroll bar:
and the Custom
Puzzle size dialog will appear where you can independently specify the
number of pieces horizontally and vertically:
Chaos controls the randomness of the pieces. There are 10
levels of chaos ranging from "calm" to "hurricane":
|Level 1 (Calm)
||Level 6 (Strong wind)
||Level 10 (Hurricane)
This parameter determines how the horizontal and vertical
piece cut-outs are arranged. The following options are available:
In Uniform arrangement, all horizontal and vertical
cut-outs are facing the same direction. In the two Alternating modes
each cut-out's orientating changes regularly between left/right for vertical
and up/down for horizontal. Symmetric mode means that the vertical
and horizontal cut-outs of the same piece face in the same direction while
in Opposite mode they face in opposite directions.
Finally, in Random mode, each cut-out's orientation is
The two checkboxes - Flip Horizontal and Flip
Vertical - allow to change the orientation of all horizontal and/or
vertical cut-outs to the opposite.
This checkbox allows to show the actual selected object(s) as
the background for the puzzle. When it is unchecked (the default state), the
puzzle is drawn on the while background for better contrast.
Create Puzzle Pieces/Cutting edges
The two main modes of the program which allow to create either
a set of closed curves, one for each puzzle piece, or horizontal and
vertical curves dividing the pieces. The former can be used as powerclip
containers to place the puzzle background image into while the latter can be
used as a template for cutting knife design for production of paper or
Place Object(s) Inside Puzzle
When "Create Puzzle Pieces" is selected, this checkbox
allows you to place the previously selected objects/image inside the puzzle.
The result will be a powerclip container group. If you ungroup it, you can
drag each puzzle piece independently and each piece will contain a
corresponding portion of the whole picture.
When the Chaos setting is set to anything other than
"calm" and/or when Alternation is set to "random", this button allows
to try another random puzzle design.
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