New Guide Layout and New Guide from Shape in Photoshop CC

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The ability to quickly add multiple guides in Photoshop has arrived!  Access this new feature and customize the options by selecting  View > New Guide Layout. Not only can you  enter the number of Columns and Rows that you need, but you can also choose the Width or Height, Gutter, Margins and whether or not to Center the Columns. To reuse the guides in multiple images, save the New Guide Layout options as a preset using the Preset drop-down menu. You can also choose to Clear Existing Guides if needed. Here are some examples of the guides you can create.
Rows and Columns defined and Gutters specified.

Columns and Rows with Gutters defined.

Column Witth defined

Specific Columns Width and Rows with Gutter defined.

Margins defined.

Guide Margin defined.


Centered Columns with numeric Width defined.

In addition, you can create guides based on a shape (View > New Guide from Shape). And you’re not limited to only Shape layers, you can create Guides from Type layers and pixel based layers! As you can see from the examples below, the Guides are created based on the bounding box around the contents of the layer

Guides created around Shape Layer.

Guides created around Shape Layer.

Guides created around content of pixel layer.

Guides created around the contents of pixel layer.

Guides created from Text Layer.

Guides created from a Type Layer.

These two new features are going to save me a significant amount of time!

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Posted on 10-06-2014


  • By Phil P - 12:01 PM on October 7, 2014  

    Guide layout doesn’t show up in my photoshop CC. How do I fix that?

  • By Janie - 9:00 AM on October 8, 2014  

    Thank you! I use guides a lot and this will come in handy.