It has been a while since I’ve done a Photoshop Foundations tutorial. Things are finally slowing down now (beginning of the school year rush always gets me. No matter how much I think I’m prepared. HA!)
I upgraded to Photoshop CC 2015 a few month ago but I’m just now getting around to exploring the updated features. I saw this new feature and got excited over it. This is SO great. It is the most intuitive guides feature to date. I used it for an ad layout the other day and man did it speed up my workflow. No more doing math on a scrap piece of paper. It’s all plug and GO! 🙂
This tutorial was published by Adobe Photoshop. You can see the original tutorial posted on their website here. “Align objects with guides” tutorial by Adobe. If you have not already upgraded to the newest version of Photoshop I can assure you, you will not regret it. It’s that useful.
You can download the files used in this tutorial from the Adobe tutorial link above, if you would like to follow along hands-on…
Now for the cool stuff!
Step 1 of 7: Create guides from a shape or object
Open the downloaded file in Photoshop. In the Layers panel, select the “Step 1” layer. If you don’t see the Layers panel, go to Window > Layers.
Select View > New Guides From Shape, which creates guides in your document based on the dimensions of the object in the selected layer.
Click OK to finish creating your grid of guides.
Drag the image to arrange it as shown in the illustration (right). Press Return or Enter to commit to the placement.
Tip: You can quickly reveal or hide guides by pressing Command and “;” on Mac, or Control and “;” on PC keyboards , or select View > Show > Guides.
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