How to quickly and easily create a grid with Adobe Photoshop?


Question

Suppose I need to draw a grid in Photoshop, each square being the same size, and a certain amount of pixels tall and wide, and the grid lines having a certain pixel width. Like this:

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Currently I do this by drawing one square, copy+pasting+moving+merging it a few times to create one row, copy/pasting that a few times to create more rows above each other.

It works, but feels very clumsy, I'm sure there ought to be a more efficient way to do this?

What are some efficient methods for creating a grid of equally sized squares?

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1/11/2015 8:27:00 PM

Try using patterns. For your example of a square:

Draw your initial square and marquee-select a smaller square that includes the top and left sides only. Then select Edit > Define Pattern... and save your pattern with a name.

Next, marquee-select the area that you wish to fill. Then select Edit > Fill... , choose Use: Pattern and select your square pattern.

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10/21/2015 4:13:00 PM

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