Setting up the grid

Photoshop offers a grid, which is a regular series of snapping increments. You view the grid — and turn it on — by choosing View ^ Show ^ Grid. Turn the snapping forces of the grid on and off by choosing View ^ Snap To ^ Grid.

You edit the grid in the Guides & Grid panel of the Preferences dialog box (which you can get to by pressing Ctrl+K and then Ctrl+6 or by Ctrl-double-clicking on a guide). I explain how to use these options in the "Guides & Grid" section of Chapter 2. But for the record, you enter the major grid increments in the Gridline Every option box and enter the minor increments in the Subdivisions option box. For example, in Figure 12-28, I set the Gridline Every value to 50 pixels and the Subdivisions value to 5. This means a moved layer will snap in 10-pixel (50 pixels divide by 5) increments. Figure 12-28 also demonstrates each of the three Style settings.

Lines

Dashed lines

Dots

Lines

Dashed lines

Dots

Figure 12-28: Here are the three styles of grid with the Grid Preferences options shown at the bottom.
Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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