How to overlay a grid over a picture

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How to overlay a grid over a picture
Viewing a grid over a picture helps show spacing. (graph image by peter Hires Images from

Photo editing software gives users impressive capabilities to manipulate, polish, and finalise their digital pictures. Laying a grid over a picture can help give a user a structured view of the picture and match up elements to a guideline that gives specific measured markings over the picture.

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  1. 1

    Load the picture into Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard for editing photos.

  2. 2

    Click "File>Preferences>Guides and Grids."

  3. 3

    Set the markings for the grid in the "gridline even" field and choose how frequently the grid lines will appear.

  4. 4

    Press "OK" to view the grid over the picture.

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