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Peter_Bauer
09-02-2008, 07:48 PM
For those of you who use Photoshop, here's a simple Action that adds Guides to show the Thirds for any size image.

--Save the .zip file to your hard drive.
--Double-click the .zip file to expand to the .atn (Photoshop Actions) file.
--Open Photoshop.
--Click on the button in the upper-right corner of the Actions palette to open the palette menu.
--Select the Load Actions command from the menu.
--Navigate to and select the .atn file, then click the Load button. A new set of Actions will appear in the palette.

--Open an image.
--Click the triangle to the left of the Actions set name (if necessary) to show the Action within.
--Click on the name of the Action to select it.
--Click the Play button at the bottom of the Actions palette. Guide lines will appear in your image.
--Show and hide the Guides with the shortcut Command-; (Mac) or Control-; (PC). (Hold down the Command or Control key and press the semi-colon key.)

Best,
Pete

D._Craig_Flory
09-02-2008, 08:40 PM
Hi Pete;

OR, they can just set up in Preferences for a "thirds" grid.

For those who don't know how: Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid, and Slices. Under Grid, put Lines under Style, 33.3 percent under "Gridline Every". And put 1 under Subdivisions.

When you open and image, and want to see the rule of thirds grid, click View > Show > Grid.

Cindi_Penrod
09-02-2008, 08:53 PM
Hi Pete;

OR, they can just set up in Preferences for a "thirds" grid.

For those who don't know how: Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid, and Slices. Under Grid, put Lines under Style, 33.3 percent under "Gridline Every". And put 1 under Subdivisions.

When you open and image, and want to see the rule of thirds grid, click View > Show > Grid.


..... or just click ctrl + ' (accent mark).