I've been painting a pixel character in a of 32x32, but after the work is almost done I noticed I needed a little more dots, Is there any way to edit the grid to something like 64x64?

If not, is there any way to copy the painted dots inside a bigger grid and paste in another rectangular grid?

Thank you.


You can create a new grid by selecting the Rectangular Grid Tool (a subset of the Line Segment Tool) and then clicking anywhere within the artboard. If you want to over lay this in the same spot as your prior grid you will click on the top left point. This will prompt you with a Rectangular Grid Tool Options tool box. you can then change the settings to be 64px x 64px or however large you choose.

Rectangular Grid Tool button location

Grid Settings

After you've created the new grid you can make a duplicate of your original work and paste it on the new grid. To ensure pixel perfect accuracy you should consider having View → Snap To Point checked.

  • This change the whole Artboard. What I meant was the Rectangular Grid Tool.
    – lserafim
    Aug 3 '13 at 1:52
  • @Iserafim I've changed my answer per your comment Aug 3 '13 at 2:14
  • Heres a example: img203.imageshack.us/img203/4810/a4se.jpg I want to transfer, for instance, the image 1, into the new grid, or make the grid of the first image bigger.
    – lserafim
    Aug 3 '13 at 2:17
  • So you are asking how to copy paste that boxed 1 into the new grid? Aug 3 '13 at 2:20
  • yeah, thats it, copy the boxed 1 in the new grid
    – lserafim
    Aug 3 '13 at 2:21

Based upon comments to Adams answer....

There's no feasible reason to use the grid tool to create an actual grid object.

Simply choose View > Show Grid. And to edit it, choose Preferences > Guides & Grid.

If you are using the grid as a guide, then use the built in feature for this, not the Rectangular Grid Tool.

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