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Photoshop Grid to Layer?

Dec 6, 2012 9:43 PM

Tags: #photoshop #cs6 #grids

Is it possible to turn grids into a layer? I know this can be done with the vanishing point filter but can it be done with normal grids?

 

I ask because grids are very useful but at times get in the way. If I could create a layer of my grids I could then turn them on and off as needed.

 

I am using Photoshop CS6 on Windows.

 

Thanks!

 
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    Dec 6, 2012 9:48 PM   in reply to Lynda Spangler

    The grids in Photoshop are not convertable to pixels/layers.

     

    There are scripts and filters that will render grids.

     
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    Dec 7, 2012 2:25 AM   in reply to Lynda Spangler

    This might be of use ...

     

    #target Photoshop
    app.bringToFront();
    function main(){
    if(!documents.length) return;
    var win = new Window( 'dialog', 'Draw Lines' ); 
    g = win.graphics;
    var myBrush = g.newBrush(g.BrushType.SOLID_COLOR, [0.99, 0.99, 0.99, 1]);
    g.backgroundColor = myBrush;
    win.orientation='row';
    win.p1= win.add("panel", undefined, undefined, {borderStyle:"black"}); 
    win.g1 = win.p1.add('group');
    win.g1.orientation = "row";
    win.title = win.g1.add('statictext',undefined,'Draw Lines');
    win.title.alignment="fill";
    var g = win.title.graphics;
    g.font = ScriptUI.newFont("Georgia","BOLDITALIC",22);
    win.g5 =win.p1.add('group');
    win.g5.orientation = "row";
    win.g5.alignment='fill';
    win.g5.spacing=10;
    win.g5.st1 = win.g5.add('statictext',undefined,'Number of lines Vertical');
    win.g5.st1.preferredSize=[150,20];
    win.g5.et1 = win.g5.add('edittext',undefined,'0');
    win.g5.et1.preferredSize=[50,20];
    win.g5.et1.onChanging = function() { 
      if (this.text.match(/[^\-\.\d]/)) { 
        this.text = this.text.replace(/[^\-\.\d]/g, ''); 
      } 
    };
    win.g10 =win.p1.add('group');
    win.g10.orientation = "row";
    win.g10.alignment='fill';
    win.g10.st1 = win.g10.add('statictext',undefined,'Number of lines Horizontal');
    win.g10.st1.preferredSize=[150,20];
    win.g10.et1 = win.g10.add('edittext',undefined,'0');
    win.g10.et1.preferredSize=[50,20];
    win.g10.et1.onChanging = function() { 
      if (this.text.match(/[^\-\.\d]/)) { 
        this.text = this.text.replace(/[^\-\.\d]/g, ''); 
      } 
    };
    win.g15 =win.p1.add('group');
    win.g15.orientation = "row";
    win.g15.alignment='fill';
    win.g10.st1 = win.g15.add('statictext',undefined,'Line Width');
    win.g10.dd1 = win.g15.add('dropdownlist');
    for(var t =1;t<21;t++){
        win.g10.dd1.add('item',t);
        }
    win.g10.dd1.selection=0;
    win.g100 =win.p1.add('group');
    win.g100.orientation = "row";
    win.g100.alignment='fill';
    win.g100.bu1 = win.g100.add('button',undefined,'Add Lines');
    win.g100.bu1.preferredSize=[110,25];
    win.g100.bu2 = win.g100.add('button',undefined,'Cancel');
    win.g100.bu2.preferredSize=[110,25];
    win.g100.bu1.onClick=function(){
    win.close(0);
    var horz = Number(win.g10.et1.text);
    var vert = Number(win.g5.et1.text);
    var lineWidth = win.g10.dd1.selection.index + 1;
    var crossHatch = activeDocument.artLayers.add(); 
    crossHatch.name = "Draw Lines";
    var spaceH = activeDocument.height.as('px')/(horz+1);
    var spaceV = activeDocument.width.as('px')/(vert+1);
    var spcH = spaceH;
    var spcV = spaceV;
    for(var a =0;a<horz;a++){
       lineHorzVert(spcH,'H',lineWidth);
       spcH +=spaceH;
    }
    for(var v =0;v<vert;v++){
        lineHorzVert(spcV,'V',lineWidth);
        spcV +=spaceV;
    }
        
    function lineHorzVert(space,HV,strokeWidth) {
    if(HV.toLowerCase() == 'h'){
        HV = 'Sngr'; LT = 'Top ';
        }else{
             HV = 'Sngc'; LT = 'Left';
            }
    var Black = new SolidColor();
    Black.rgb.hexValue = '000000';
        var desc = new ActionDescriptor();
            var ref = new ActionReference();
            ref.putProperty( charIDToTypeID('Chnl'), charIDToTypeID('fsel') );
        desc.putReference( charIDToTypeID('null'), ref );
            var desc2 = new ActionDescriptor();
            desc2.putUnitDouble( charIDToTypeID(LT), charIDToTypeID('#Pxl'), space );
        desc.putObject( charIDToTypeID('T   '), charIDToTypeID(HV), desc2 );
        try{
        executeAction( charIDToTypeID('setd'), desc, DialogModes.NO );
        activeDocument.selection.stroke (Black, strokeWidth, StrokeLocation.CENTER, ColorBlendMode.NORMAL, 100, false);
        activeDocument.selection.deselect();
        }catch(e){}
    }
    }
    win.center();
    win.show();
    }
    main();
    
    
     
     
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