Is there a way to quickly define a baseline grid on photoshop using the guides tool? For example, if I want to create a 24px vertical rhythm, can I do this quickly on PS?

  • Aayush, welcome to UX! However, this question belongs on GraphicDesign.SE, so I'm migrating it there.
    – Vitaly Mijiritsky
    Commented Sep 3, 2011 at 7:58

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Use the Grid, Luke...

Go to Preferences > Guides, Grid and Slices and set up the grid you want. Show/hide the grid with Ctl-', and ensure View > Snap To > Grid is checked.

Unlike Illustrator and InDesign, you can't make a distinct baseline grid. The above should be enough for most purposes, though.

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    You can make a baseline and horizontal grid using GuideGuide
    – citelao
    Commented Sep 4, 2011 at 2:01
  • Very nice. I hadn't come across GuideGuide before. Commented Sep 4, 2011 at 7:24

In PhotoshopCC+ you can also choose View > New Guide Layout

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