Composition - Rule of Thirds Grid

You may already know this but just in case anyone would like some cropping help when trying to establish ‘rule of thirds’ composition, you can set the grid in your PhotoShop program to show you where the points of intersection are. I’ve often read where people say they just use their eye and usually it works well, however, I’ve been discovering that when I set the grid it produces some startling results with a new crop.

Anyway, here’s how to do that just in case you didn’t already know.

I use PS Elements 5 by the way.

Holly :-)

1. Go to “Edit” and choose “Preferences” . The arrow will produce a flyout menu, choose “Grid”

2. When the new window opens, change “Gridline” to 33

3. In the space beside ‘gridline’, click on the arrow and change to “per cent”

4. Change “Subdivisions” to 1

5. Click “okay”

6. When you want to turn off the grid just go to “View” and click on “Grid”.

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