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Fri, Apr 29, 2011 12:56 AM

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Photoshop: Custom Guides (groupable, colorable, nameable guides)

Hi! I've been thinking this for quite a while, and I know most of the web designers out there have the same need... groupable, colorable, nameable guides.

It's important to use guides. But sometimes it gets a little messy.

What would be perfect is if guides had their own layer-style format. And each group, or layer, had an asigned color. You could turn on and off visibility of specific groups, or just turn them all off by hitting cmd + H, as we do today.

This would make photoshop THE perfect software for web design.

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30 Messages

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580 Points

7 years ago

This doesn't solve the grouping/organizing problem, but this makes applying guides and even saving guide arrangements MUCH easier:

http://guideguide.me/

I've only used it for about five minutes and already can't believe that I've only just found it! The one-click document borders and center lines sold me right away (but it's a free plug-in)!

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776 Points

7 years ago

Hi Paul,
Be careful with GuideGuide. It can be a useful tool, but sometimes creates imperfect grids (a pixel off here and there) and it's impossible to tell if you haven't measured what it creates. Be sure to double check any crucial guides before using!

Cheers,
Joe

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580 Points

Joe,

Thanks for the heads up.

I did notice in the settings for GuideGuide that you can choose what it does with "remainders" from odd dimensions (assign "leftovers" to right/left/top/bottom). This was a good sign that what you get out of GuideGuide is only as accurate as what you put into it.

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Multiple Guide Sets - Color coded and ability to turn on/off.


It would be great if Photoshop allowed multiple guide sets, perhaps as layers.
Each guide set could have different colors, and be turned on/off as needed.
This would be a HUGE asset for my workflow.

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Ability to change colour of certain Guides, would be nice..


Would be very useful, when you work with a grid of many guides, to mark some more or less important lines in your layout, what do you think?

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50 Points

7 years ago

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92 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: Show/toggle guides for specific layers and groups instead of having global guides for everything.


It would be great if you could group guides to specific layers or groups instead of having one set of global guides. there should be an option to do both. for example if you have guides set for "Layer 1" and another set of guides set for "Layer 2" when you group those layers together, the group would allow you to show/toggle an aggregate of Layer 1 & 2 guides. If people like the way its currently set up with global guides, that should be an option as well.

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1.7K Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: Slice and Guide Layers with multiple Slice or Guide arrangements in one file.


Screendesign: Cropping out fileparts with slices is a great future!

Would be great if one could create "Slice Layers"
- due to sometimes having overlapping different slice sizes according to the visible layers in the file I sometimes have to continously reslice the document for publishing different parts of the file. So logically there is like different Slice Layers I needed.

Similar to illustrators implementation of guides - you can create guide groups and show them when you need them.

Would be great if I could store slice arrangements in some sort of Layer for later reuse.
It's just a draft idea but it could optimize screendesigner's workflow while saving precious time and giving opportunity to focus on the main part which is designing :-)

Also having guides as layers similar to illustrator's feature would make things easier.
Example: If I need the 960Grid i show it, while hiding all other guides which irritate snapping functionality.
When I need other guides i show them while hiding the 960 Grid of guides.

What's your opinion to working with slices and guides?

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Multiple Guides (Of Different Colors).


Would LOVE if Photoshop had an option for multiple guide layers (with colour options).

So for example, I could have four separate guide layers (that I can turn on/off separately) and each could be assigned a different colour.

Having one guide system for an entire complex project can be very frustrating. AND (pardon me if I'm wrong) It would seem like such a simple/powerful addition to the software.

(Illustrator kinda already does it)

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104 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: Guides pallette like the layer pallette.


A layer pallet for guides. To be able to have guide layer that you can turn on / off like layers. If following a grid system it often happen that you need nested grids, and that can be very confusing at a certain point.

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102 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: Sticky guides.


Hi, my name is Danny and i have an idea.

Im a coder so im working with guides a lot, some projects are not so coplicated other much harder, im using guides to set witdh/hight and place of an object on site.
Sometimes when project is harder i see only guides instead of project objects :)

So i was thinking... and I came up with idea about sticked guides:
Part of guide is visible in 100% of opacity only where it sticks to specific layer/layers

I've made a preview for you:

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80 Points

7 years ago

I also need some guides in other colors! Just happened to me that I need to make a difference between crop guides and regular guides. I thought it was possible, but nope :(

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102 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Guideline management.


Can you add some functionality to guidelines? Group guideline and let view and hide different set of guidelines just like layer groups? so i can on and off different set of guidelines for different purposes. right now there is no way of managing guidelines.... end up creating too many guidelines.

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop different color guides feature request.


It would be very helpful to be able to change the color of each guide so that many guides can be utilized at the same time while being able to differentiate them by color. For example, in the same document I could have blue guides for print safe area, green guides for text alignment, orange guides for image alignment, etc.

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PHOTOSHOP: Guide Manager.


Dialog/window to manage,create,delete,re-locate, toggle on/off all guides in a document

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
user specified color for guidelines.


Hello guys
I’m working as a web designer and have often to deal with lots of layers. For the different Screen designs I usually use a lot of guidelines. In bigger project, there could be quite a lot of them. Often I lose the orientations which guideline belongs to which layer. That’s why I wish at least once a day, you could put in the next update the opportunity to define different (not only one) color per different guideline. Pleeeeeeeeeas include this function in your next version. It would make my day so much easier.

Thank you & Greats
Ivana