I'm working on a site. The width will be fixed, but the length will vary.

What would be the best way to create a grid like the following in Photoshop?:

here is the image of the grid, please someone tell me how to make similar in photoshop based on the previous details

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    – Yisela
    Mar 21, 2013 at 22:26

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What you could do is create a few layers and give them layer masks that are sized to the different image sizes that you want. I did this by using the Rectangular Marquee tool to make a selection, then going to Select > Transform Selection and sizing the selection to be 150px wide by 50, 100, 150, and 200px high:

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Now, drag your images in and apply the masks to the images by holding Option/Alt while clicking a layer mask in your Layers palette and dragging it to your new image layer:

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Then, click the little link icon that's between the image thumbnail and the mask thumbnail in the Layers palette. Next, click the image thumbnail to select it, then press Ctrl + T to resize the image without disturbing your layer mask:

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Repeat as necessary. I would find this to be more intuitive than opening up separate images, cropping/sizing them, then pulling them in; plus, if you want to change how they're cropped later you can do that more easily here. If you convert your image to a smart object right after placing it on the canvas before applying the clipping mask, then that allows for even more flexibility.


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