Basic Photoshop for Artists – Creating a Grid

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Description: A look at laying a grid over a photo reference in a printable form for use with a traditional drawing or painting.

Suggested Materials: A computer running Photoshop and a mouse.

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Basic Photoshop for Artists – Creating a Grid — 6 Comments

  1. I followed all of your instructions. I backed up your video and watched it about 5 or 6 times. I did everything you said. I can print the image, but not with the grid. I was hoping this course would be useful to me, but unfortunately, it is not. I realize that this is not an intuitive software. To learn it, one would have to work with it everyday. I do have a ‘prt sc’ button, but it prints the whole screen, not just the cropped photo. I tried to select the image with the Marquee Tool. Doesn’t work. Like Julie, I can paste the screen shot in MS Word, but it is useless, because the screen shot has the whole Photoshop screen, not just the cropped photo with the grid overlay. I may have a different version of Photoshop from you. I have the latest version.

  2. Hi Matt,

    Thank you for this. I have been searching everywhere for a simple solution to printing with a grid. I happen to own Snagit which is an awesome tool for capturing screen-shots just like you want them and now with your trick I can start working with the grid method with all my pictures. Thank you for another awesome course and a wonderful website. You really over deliver sir.

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