- Optimizing Photoshop
- Setting General Preferences
- Setting File Handling Preferences
- Setting Interface Preferences
- Changing Sync Settings Preferences
- Setting Cursors Preferences
- Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
- Working with Units & Rulers
- Working with Guides, Grid & Slices
- Setting Plug-Ins Preferences
- Selecting Scratch Disks
- Allocating Memory & Image Cache
- Setting Type Preferences
- Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager
- Using and Customizing Workspaces
- Building Specialized Workspaces
- Creating a Customized User Interface
- Defining Shortcut Keys
Working with Guides, Grid & Slices
Guides, Grid & Slices preferences help keep a multi-layered document in proper order. For example, using Guides can help you line up buttons on a web interface, or make sure specific design elements are precisely placed within the document window. The Guides option lets you select the color and style of the guides placed within a Photoshop document. Guides are placed within the image by dragging them from the horizontal or vertical Ruler bars in the active document. The Grid options let you decide on a color, style, and layout for Photoshop’s grid system. The Slices option defines the visible color of a slice, and whether Photoshop displays a number value for each slice.
Work with Guides, Grid & Slices Options
- Click the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) menu, point to Preferences, and then click Guides, Grid & Slices.
Select the Guides options you want to use:
- Color. Select a default color for displaying guides.
- Style. Select a default (Lines or Dashed Lines) for displaying guidelines.
Select the Smart Guides options you want to use:
- Color. Select a color for use with Smart Guides.
Select the Grid options you want to use:
- Color. Select a default color for displaying grids.
- Style. Select a default style (Lines, Dashed Lines, or Dots) for displaying the grid.
- Gridline Every. Enter a value for how often the grid lines appear within the active document.
- Subdivisions. Enter a value for how many subdivisions (lines) appear between each main gridline.
Select the Slices options you want to use:
- Line Color. Select a default line color for displaying document slices.
Show Slice Numbers. Select the check box to display a number for each slice in the upper left corner of the slice.
- Click OK.