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How do I divide a canvas into 9 equal squares in photoshop


Question

I tried to create an image in photoshop with 9 equal squares and I failed horribly. Is there a simple way to divide a canvas into equal sizes rectangles without having to work out the numbers?

2014/12/31
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12/31/2014 3:20:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Yes. You can use guideguide . It's a quite simple extension that you can install on photoshop. From then on just make columns(3) and lines(3) (in your case) and you have your 9 spaces in your canvas.

Hope it helps.

EDIT: Curently PS CC 2017 as a "New Guide Layout" under View > New Guide Layout, that allows to do the same as guideguide, though not so fast.

2017/02/10
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2/10/2017 4:12:00 PM

For Photoshop CS6 or older

Choose View > New Guide, Click Vertical, Enter 33.33%, hit OK.

Choose View > New Guide, Click Vertical, Enter 66.66% hit OK.

Choose View > New Guide, Click Horizontal, Enter 33.33%, hit OK.

Choose View > New Guide, Click Horizontal, Enter 66.66% hit OK.

For Photoshop CC or newer

Choose View > New Guide Layout... and enter the 3 columns and 3 rows, hit OK.

2014/12/31