How to Make a Grid in PhotoShop

Who does not want their picture to look perfect but what if your photograph is not pixel perfect or if the positions of items are not appropriate?

There is a solution for correcting all of this and it is none other than Photoshopping your picture. Photoshop offers an amazing tool for making your picture pixel perfect as well as making the positions of items accurate in your photograph.

All of these can be done by making a grid in Photoshop. However, it is still a task for many people to make a grid in Photoshop.

 Many people even have to pay for Photoshopping but what if you can effortlessly make a grid in Photoshop just by following a few simple steps. This one lesson can take you a step further in learning the talent of making your pictures better than ever.

You just need to follow five basic steps to create a grid in Photoshop. Here is a step-by-step guide telling you how to make a grid in Photoshop.

The five basic steps of creating a grid in Photoshop

  1. Create a new document
  2. Design a new layout for the grid
  3. Make shapes
  4. Link your images and shapes that you created
  5. Save your project

To make you understand the process better, here are more detailed steps:

Create a new document

The very first thing you must do is to open Photoshop and then you have to make a new document. This stage will also require you to set the pixels. You can set the pixels according to your preference and requirements.

Create a new document in photoshop

Design a new layout for the grid

This is now time for you to create a new Photoshop grid. For creating a new grid, you have to follow the following step:

Step 1 Press upon the option “View”.

Step 2 After that press on the option which says “Show”.

Step 3 At last, you have to click on “Grid”.

Design a new layout for the grid

As of now, you have successfully reached the grid window. This grid window can be totally in your control. You can even position the guides for your grid according to your desire.

Anything in your grid can be changed according to your wish such as the color of your grid, the range between your grid lines, as well as the number of subdivisions present alluring the main grid lines.

Make shapes

Thereafter you have successfully positioned your grid in Photoshop according to your preferences, it is now time for you to frame structures in your grid.

This fun part can be done only by following a few easy steps. All you need to do for creating shapes in your grid is to direct to the “Custom Shape Tools” option and afterward eventually choose the shape which you certainly desire to use in your grid.

After this, shift it to the square where you want to place that shape and let go of the structure at that particular square.

Make shape in Grid

At present, you can adjust the measurements of the square and the process has no limits. You can repeat as much as you hearth until you are not satisfied by the appearance of the row in the grid.

Link your images and shapes

You can also be used by attaching or linking an image to every shape you have already made and added to your grid. You can initiate it by selecting the layer where you want your image to be put. After that click on the “File” and then “Place” option.

After this choose the image of your wish and drag the image to your selected “Layer”. Then you have to click on “Create Clipping Mask”.

Connect image and shape

Congratulations, your selected image will turn up in the grid that you have created.

Save your project

Whilst creating the latest grid is not a very complex task however it is always better to save your grids so that you may utilize them in the future too. On the bright side when you save your grids, they can also be shared with others.

To save the grid all you need to do is click Cmd or press Ctrl+S. After you do it a save box will pop up on your device screen. At this moment you can even provide the name to the grid you have created.

VOILA! You have now successfully mastered creating a grid in Photoshop just by following a few hassle-free steps.