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What is GuideGuide 4.7.1 and Why You Need It for Your Design and Art Projects


GuideGuide 4.7.1: The Ultimate Grid and Guide Plugin for Designers and Artists


` `If you are a designer or an artist who works with Photoshop or Illustrator, you probably know how important guides and grids are for your projects.




GuideGuide 4.7.1

  • Guides are lines that help you measure and align your elements on your canvas.Grids are sets of guides that help you create layouts based on rows and columns.However However, creating and managing guides and grids can be tedious and time-consuming, especially if you need to adjust them frequently or work with multiple artboards or documents.That's why you need GuideGuide 4.7.1, the ultimate grid and guide plugin for Photoshop and Illustrator.GuideGuide 4.7.1 is a plugin that lets you create and manipulate guides and grids with ease and precision.With GuideGuide 4.7.1, you can:Create rows and columns based on the canvas, artboard, selection, or custom values

  • Create baseline grids based on typography

  • Place guides based on edges and midpoints

  • Clear guides based on selection

  • Add guides based on aspect ratios

  • Create grids based on other grids

  • Save and share grid templates and bits

  • Customize settings such as units, decimals, snapping, auto-clearing, etc.

In this article, we will show you how to install, use, and customize GuideGuide 4.7.1 for Photoshop and Illustrator.We will also highlight the benefits of using GuideGuide 4.7.1 for your design and art projects.Finally, we will answer some frequently asked questions about GuideGuide 4.7.1.Ready to get started? Let's go!` How to Install GuideGuide 4.7.1




To install GuideGuide 4.7.1 for Photoshop and Illustrator, you need to follow these steps:


  • Download the latest version of GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the official website: https://guideguide.me/download/



  • Extract the zip file and locate the GuideGuide folder



  • Open Photoshop or Illustrator and go to Window > Extensions > Manage Extensions



  • Click on the + button and select Add Extension from Disk



  • Browse to the GuideGuide folder and select the GuideGuide.zxp file



  • Click on Install and wait for the installation to complete



  • Restart Photoshop or Illustrator and go to Window > Extensions > GuideGuide to launch the plugin



Congratulations! You have successfully installed GuideGuide 4.7.1 for Photoshop and Illustrator.


You can now access the plugin from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+G (Windows) or Cmd+Opt+G (Mac).


If you encounter any issues during the installation process, you can check the troubleshooting guide here: https://guideguide.me/support/troubleshooting/


How to Use GuideGuide 4.7.1




Now that you have installed GuideGuide 4.7.1, let's see how to use it to create and manipulate guides and grids.


The plugin has a simple and intuitive interface that consists of four main sections:


  • The top section shows the current context of your canvas, artboard, or selection



  • The middle section contains the fields and buttons for creating rows, columns, baseline grids, edges, midpoints, aspect ratios, and grids



  • The bottom section contains the buttons for clearing guides based on selection



  • The right section contains the buttons for saving and loading grid templates and bits



In this section, we will explain how to use each of these features in detail.


How to Create Rows and Columns




To create rows and columns with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to use the rows and columns fields in the middle section of the plugin.


You can enter any value in these fields, such as pixels, percentages, fractions, or decimals.


You can also use arithmetic operators such as +, -, *, /, or () to perform calculations.


For example, if you want to create a 12-column grid with a 10-pixel gutter between each column, you can enter 12 in the columns field and 10px in the gutter field.


If you want to create a grid that spans across the entire canvas or artboard, you can leave the margin fields blank.


If you want to create a grid that has some space around it, you can enter a value in the margin fields.


If you want to create a grid that is based on a selection, you can select an area on your canvas or artboard before launching the plugin.


If you want If you want to create a grid that is based on a custom value, you can enter a value in the custom field and select the custom option from the dropdown menu.


Once you have entered the values for the rows and columns fields, you can click on the GG button to create the grid.


You will see the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your settings.


You can also use the preview button to see how the grid will look like before creating it.


If you want to modify or delete the grid, you can use the undo or redo buttons in Photoshop or Illustrator, or use the clear buttons in GuideGuide 4.7.1.


Here is an example of how to create a 12-column grid with a 10-pixel gutter and a 20-pixel margin using GuideGuide 4.7.1:


Step


Image


Description


1


Open Photoshop or Illustrator and create a new document with a canvas or artboard size of 800 x 600 pixels.


2


Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut.


3


Enter 12 in the columns field, 10px in the gutter field, and 20px in the margin fields.


4


Click on the GG button to create the grid.


5


See the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your settings.


How to Create Baseline Grids


To create baseline grids with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to use the baseline grid field in the middle section of the plugin.


A baseline grid is a grid that is based on the height and spacing of your typography.


It helps you align your text and other elements vertically and create a consistent rhythm and harmony in your design.


To create a baseline grid with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to enter a value in the baseline grid field, such as pixels, points, or ems.


You can also use arithmetic operators such as +, -, *, /, or () to perform calculations.


For example, if you want to create a baseline grid that matches your font size of 16 pixels and line height of 24 pixels, you can enter 24px in the baseline grid field.


If you want to create a baseline grid that spans across the entire canvas or artboard, you can leave the margin fields blank.


If you want to create a baseline grid that has some space around it, you can enter a value in the margin fields.


If you want to create a baseline grid that is based on a selection, you can select an area on your canvas or artboard before launching the plugin.


If you want to create a baseline grid that is based on a custom value, you can enter a value in the custom field and select the custom option from the dropdown menu.


Once you have entered the value for the baseline grid field, you can click on the GG button to create the grid.


You will see the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your settings.


You can also use the preview button to see how the grid will look like before creating it.


If you want to modify or delete the grid, you can use the undo or redo buttons in Photoshop or Illustrator, or use the clear buttons in GuideGuide 4.7.1.


Here is an example of how to create a baseline grid with a font size of 16 pixels and a line height of 24 pixels using GuideGuide 4.7.1:


Step


Image


Description


1


Open Photoshop or Illustrator and create a new document with a canvas or artboard size of 800 x 600 pixels.


2


Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut.


3


Enter 24px in the baseline grid field and leave the margin fields blank.


4


Click on the GG button to create the grid.


5


See the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your settings.


How to Place Guides Based on Edges and Midpoints


To place guides based on edges and midpoints with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to use the edge and midpoint buttons in the middle section of the plugin.


These buttons allow you to place guides based on the canvas, artboard, selection, or custom values.


You can use these buttons to create margins, paddings, centerlines, crosshairs, and other useful guides for your design and art projects.


To place guides based on edges and midpoints with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to follow these steps:


  • Select an area on your canvas or artboard that you want to place guides around or within



  • Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut



  • Click on the edge or midpoint buttons that correspond to the guides you want to place



  • See the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your selection



You can also enter a value in the custom field and select the custom option from the dropdown menu to place guides based on a custom value.


If you want to modify or delete the guides, you can use the undo or redo buttons in Photoshop or Illustrator, or use the clear buttons in GuideGuide 4.7.1.


Here is an example of how to place guides based on edges and midpoints using GuideGuide 4.7.1:


Step


Image


Description


1


Open Photoshop or Illustrator and create a new document with a canvas or artboard size of 800 x 600 pixels.


2


Select an area on your canvas or artboard that you want to place guides around or within.


3


Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut.


4


Click on the edge or midpoint buttons that correspond to the guides you want to place.


5


See the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your selection.


How to Clear Guides Based on Selection


To clear guides based on selection with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to use the clear buttons in the bottom section of the plugin.


These buttons allow you to clear guides based on the canvas, artboard, horizontal, vertical, or custom values.


You can use these buttons to remove unwanted or unnecessary guides from your design and art projects.


To clear guides based on selection with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to follow these steps:


  • Select an area on your canvas or artboard that contains the guides you want to clear



  • Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut



  • Click on the clear buttons that correspond to the guides you want to clear



  • See the guides disappear from your canvas or artboard according to your selection



You can also enter a value in the custom field and select the custom option from the dropdown menu to clear guides based on a custom value.


If you want to restore the guides, you can use the undo or redo buttons in Photoshop or Illustrator, or use the save and load buttons in GuideGuide 4.7.1.


Here is an example of how to clear guides based on selection using GuideGuide 4.7.1:


Step


Image


Description


1


Open Photoshop or Illustrator and create a new document with a canvas or artboard size of 800 x 600 pixels.


2


Select an area on your canvas or artboard that contains the guides you want to clear.


3


Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut.


4


Click on the clear buttons that correspond to the guides you want to clear.


5


See the guides disappear from your canvas or artboard according to your selection.


How to Add Guides Based on Aspect Ratios


To add guides based on aspect ratios with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to use the aspect ratio field in the middle section of the plugin.


An aspect ratio is a ratio that describes the relationship between the width and height of an image or a shape.


Some common aspect ratios are 1:1 (square), 4:3 (standard), 16:9 (widescreen), and 3:2 (photography).


You can use aspect ratios to create guides that help you crop, resize, or align your images or shapes according to a specific proportion.


To add guides based on aspect ratios with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to follow these steps:


  • Select an area on your canvas or artboard that you want to add guides based on aspect ratios



  • Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut



  • Enter a value in the aspect ratio field, such as a common ratio (e.g. 16:9) or a custom ratio (e.g. 5:7)



  • Click on the GG button to add the guides



  • See the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your selection and aspect ratio



You can also enter a value in the custom field and select the custom option from the dropdown menu to add guides based on a custom value.


If you want to modify or delete the guides, you can use the undo or redo buttons in Photoshop or Illustrator, or use the clear buttons in GuideGuide 4.7.1.


Here is an example of how to add guides based on aspect ratios using GuideGuide 4.7.1:


Step


Image


Description


1


Open Photoshop or Illustrator and create a new document with a canvas or artboard size of 800 x 600 pixels.


2


Select an area on your canvas or artboard that you want to add guides based on aspect ratios.


3


Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut.


4


Enter a value in the aspect ratio field, such as 16:9.


5


Click on the GG button to add the guides.


6


See the guides appear on your canvas or artboard according to your selection and aspect ratio.


How to Create Grids Based on Other Grids




To create grids based on other grids with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to use the grid field in the middle section of the plugin.


This field allows you to create grids that are nested within or overlaid on top of other grids.


You can use this feature to create complex and flexible layouts that can adapt to different screen sizes, resolutions, or orientations.


To create grids based on other grids with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to follow these steps:


  • Create a grid using the rows and columns fields or the aspect ratio field



  • Select an area on your canvas or artboard that contains the grid you want to base your new grid on



  • Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut



  • Enter a value in the grid field, such as a common ratio (e.g. 2:3) or a custom ratio (e.g. 5:8)



  • Click on the GG button to create the new grid



  • See the new grid appear on your canvas or artboard according to your selection and grid value



You can also enter a value in the custom field and select the custom option from the dropdown menu to create grids based on a custom value.


If you want to modify or delete the grids, you can use the undo or redo buttons in Photoshop or Illustrator, or use the clear buttons in GuideGuide 4.7.1.


Here is an example of how to create grids based on other grids using GuideGuide 4.7.1:


Step


Image


Description


1


Open Photoshop or Illustrator and create a new document with a canvas or artboard size of 800 x 600 pixels.


2


Create a grid using the rows and columns fields or the aspect ratio field.


3


Select an area on your canvas or artboard that contains the grid you want to base your new grid on.


4


Launch GuideGuide 4.7.1 from the Extensions menu or by using the keyboard shortcut.


5


Enter a value in the grid field, such as 2:3.


6


Click on the GG button to create the new grid.


7


See the new grid appear on your canvas or artboard according to your selection and grid value.


How to Save and Share Grid Templates and Bits with GuideGuide 4.7.1




To save and share grid templates and bits with GuideGuide 4.7.1, you need to use the save and load buttons in the right section of the plugin.


A grid template is a set of values that defines a grid, such as rows, columns, gutters, margins, baseline, aspect ratio, etc.


A bit is a small piece of a grid that can be used to create more complex grids, such as fractions, ratios, offsets, etc.


You can use these features to save your favorite grids for future use or share them with others.


To save and share grid templates and bits w


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