Photoshop Tutorial
Creating Grid Lines

Creating grid lines with photoshop is easy, and can be used to make your imagery look tight and froody.

STEP 1
Go into the channels window and create a new channel. Make a square selection about 20 pixels wide with the marquee tool. Fill it with white.
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Pressing the Alt and Backspace keys at the same time will automaticly fill the current selection with the foreground color.


STEP 2
In the menu, go:
SELECT > MODIFY > CONTRACT > Contract by: 1 pixel

Then, fill the selection with black. It will now look like a small white outlined box.


STEP 3
With the Marquee tool still selected, nudge the selection up and to the left, 1 pixel.

In the menu, go:
EDIT > Define Pattern


STEP 4
Clear the selection (Ctrl-D) and create a new channel.

Open the Paint Bucket options window and set the contents to PATTERN


Fill the new channel by clicking with the paint bucket tool, and a grid texture will magically appear.


STEP 5
Drag the grid channel onto the "Load channel as selection" button. []

Go to the layer window. Create a new layer and fill the selection. (Alt-Backspace)


STEP 6
Enjoy the attractive imagery you and your new-found skills have just created and celebrate over a steaming bowl of re-digested monkey-brains.


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