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Old 05-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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Re: Grid method help

If you want to use photoshop and you want to generate a grid. Try this free grid generator from Richard Rosenman. You do not have to worry about the grid size. Just specify how many grid lines you want across or down your image (and the numbers can be different, e.g. 8 across and 5 down).


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Old 05-09-2012, 03:56 PM
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Re: Grid method help

You can also just press ctrl and ' if you want to work from the screen and not from a printed image. The dimensions of the grid can be adjusted in the preferences options in Photoshop. You can't print this, it's more of an overlay in the interface.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:11 PM
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Re: Grid method help

With the link I posted you can print with the grid.Really its just a square u make with a black border of the size you want 1in, 2in, ect then you overlay the square pattern onto your image.Making sure the image is the same as the canvas. Turned out great for me and easy once you get the first time. The tutorial is a little off on explaining something though but I got it figured out.
Ill get Richard Rosenman's grid to try also thanks.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:29 PM
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Re: Grid method help

For me it depended on the stage of learning.

I learned the grid method from a charcoal portrait kit when I was about 12. Using relatively small squares ensured that the face (where being a millimeter off can be a glaring problem) turned out really accurate and I was able to make successful drawings from day 1. As I got better I made fewer squares, and now don't use any form of grid or guidelines.

So it can be really useful in the beginning, and good results keep some people from getting discouraged. Wouldn't want to do that forever, 'cause it is tedious and becomes a limitation.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: Grid method help

I have used a grid for years and have found it exceptional a good outline for what I want to paint. I am not sure when I started using it. My mother used to get puzzle books where you replicated various squares into a blank grid. I started using that method to draw outlines for paintings and didnt know that it was an actual tool for drawing. To this day I still use it. It is what works for me.

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