How to Overlay a Grid Over a Picture

Photo editing software gives users impressive capabilities to manipulate, polish, and finalize their digital pictures. Laying a grid over a picture can help give a user a structured view of the picture and match up elements to a guideline that gives specific measured markings over the picture.

Viewing a grid over a picture helps show spacing.

Step 1

Load the picture into Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard for editing photos.

Step 2

Click "File>Preferences>Guides and Grids."

Step 3

Set the markings for the grid in the "gridline even" field and choose how frequently the grid lines will appear.

Step 4

Press "OK" to view the grid over the picture.