January 04, 2012

New Photoshop GuideGuide panel eases grid-work

Check it out:

Dealing with grids in Photoshop is a pain.

With GuideGuide, it doesn’t have to be. Pixel accurate columns, rows, midpoints, and baselines can be created based on your document or marquee with the click of a button. Frequently used guide sets can be saved for repeat use. Grids can use multiple types of measurements. Best of all it’s free. Honestly, if you haven’t started downloading it by now, you’re probably a masochist. Weirdo…

[Via Gary Greenwald]

Posted by John Nack at 10:02 AM on January 04, 2012


  • Art Swalwell — 10:52 AM on January 04, 2012

    Guid guide is good, I like it.

    Okay. It’s 2012′ I even waited for a workday.



  • Krys Taylor — 10:53 AM on January 04, 2012

    +1 this! Guide guide is my second favorite plugin, after Kuler. It’s become an indispensable tool for me. :>

  • Brett Archibald — 1:29 PM on January 04, 2012

    That’s all very well and good, but I just wish Photoshop would go back to using guides that were 1 pixel thick instead of 2 pixels thick… :-(

    • Zorana — 3:04 PM on January 05, 2012

      Hi Brett-

      There is an option to turn off anti-alias for guides (and paths) in the Preferences (Performance > Advanced Settings > Anti-Alias Guides and Paths). Curious, would you ever need/want your guides (i.e. when using Canvas Rotate) to be anti-aliased?

  • Bob Abela — 2:15 PM on January 04, 2012

    Thank you…this will come in handy.

  • wth — 3:53 AM on January 05, 2012

    Never found Photoshop guides accurate enough for screen design.
    End up resorting to a bitmap layer with perfect columns laid above all other layers.

    Then again I don’t usually use PS for screen design.

  • 23323232 — 3:17 PM on January 05, 2012

    great… moron
    have you tested that before recommending it?

    i tried it and it crashed photoshop.

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