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Why Use a Photoshop Grid?
Sometimes when you create a project in Photoshop, that big white canvas can be pretty disorienting. Is that bit of text aligned where you need it? What about that one element, is it spaced evenly from your other? How can you tell? Sure, you can try to use the ruler tool, but that only works so well. So what are you going to do?
Fortunately, there's a nifty tool built right in, but you might not know about it. The tool? The Photoshop grid! This grid allows you to effortlessly align things up and space them evenly, allowing for a better-looking end project in much less time.
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For the color, feel free to change it to whatever you would like. Keeping it high-contrast to the background of your document is recommended. By default, it is set on light gray, but I don't think that's going to cut it for me, so I'm going to set it to black. Click OK when you have selected the color you want.
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Now you should have a grid similar to this laid out over your picture:
To use it, simply use the Move Tool to move objects around and align them to the grid spaces you would like. Each grid is evenly spaced, which will help you align your objects, text, and elements much easier than without them. You may notice that your elements seem to "snap" to the grid, which is another very useful function. Here is an example of a well balanced picture using the Gridlines:
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All screenshots and graphics were taken by Amber Neely and are for educational purposes only.