Creating a custom grid in Adobe Photoshop can be useful when working on certain projects. It can be achieved by first creating a custom pattern, then using it as a template for our grid.
Creating a new grid pattern
First, you need to create the grid pattern.
- Start by creating a New Canvas that’s 720×720 Pixels. Set the “Background Contents” to Transparent.
- Click on the Line Tool.
- In the toolbar on top, adjust the Fill to No Fill.
- Press Ctrl + R (Cmd + R on Mac) on your keyboard to bring out the Rulers.
- While holding Shift, click and draw a line in the middle of the screen.
- Right-click the layer and select Duplicate Layer. You can also press Ctrl + J on your keyboard (Cmd + J on Mac).
- With the new layer selected, go to Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 ° Clockwise.
- Right-click one of the layers, and click Merge Visible.
- Go to Edit > Define Pattern.
- Give the pattern a name, and click OK.
Using the pattern as a grid
Once the pattern is created, you can use it whenever you want as a grid. To access the grid pattern you’ve made, you first need to have the Pattern tab opened.
- Go to Window > Patterns.
- On the right, find the pattern you’ve created and select it.
- You can adjust the grid size by double-clicking it in the Layers tab.
- In “Pattern Fill” you can adjust the Scale % of your Pattern. Click OK when you’re done.