Customizing your work area - Guides, Grid & Slices

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Customizing your work area - Guides, Grid & Slices

Guides, Grid & Slices:
0The guides, grid & slices help you keep a multi-layered image in proper order. The Guides is where you select the color and style of the guides placed within a Photoshop image. To place a guide within an image you drag them from the horizontal or vertical ruler bar in the active window. The grid option is where you can decide on a color style, and layout for the Photoshop grid system. The slices option defines the visible color of a slice, even if Photoshop displays a number value for each slice.

Guides, Grid & Slices Options:
Mac: Photoshop>Preferences>Guides, Grid & Slices
PC: Edit>Preferences>Guides, Grid & Slices

• Now Select the Guides options you want to use:
○ Color: Select a default color for displaying guides.
○ Style: Select a default (Lines or Dashed Lines) for displaying guidelines.

• The Smart Guides options to use:
○ Color: Select a color for use with Smart Guides.

You can change a horizontal guide into a vertical guide. If you move into the Ruler bar and drag a guide into the document window. Before you release the mouse, hold down the Alt (Win) or Option (Mac) key. The guide will automatically switch directions.

• Now select the Grid options you want to use:
○ Color: Select a default color for displaying grids.
○ Style: Select a default style (Lines, Dashed Lines, or Dots) for displaying the grid.
○ Gridline Every: Enter a value for how often the grid lines appear within the active document.
○ Subdivisions: Enter a value for how many subdivisions (lines) appear between each main gridline.

• Select the Slices options to use:
○ Line Color: Select a default line color for displaying document slices.
○ Show Slice Numbers: Select the check box to display a number for each slice in the upper left corner of the slice.

When you select a line color, choose a color that is different than the grid and guide line colors. That way you can easily identify grids and guides from user-created lines.
• Click OK to set your preference.

You can change color choices for Guides, Grid & Slices. Click on the Color boxes located on the right side of the Preferences dialog box, now select any color from the Color Picker.

Thanks again Judy for this additional information!

This is great.

I must have missed this one, Great info. Thanks

Glad this helps

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