Is it possible to view the golden ratio guide lines in Photoshop without using the crop tool? I'd like to use the guides for aligning objects, not cropping.
Draw your own. You can add guides in Photoshop by dragging them from the rulers. If you don't see the rulers, hit View > Rulers (Ctrl/Cmd+R).
Alternatively, use View > New Guide... and key in the height or width you want the guide to appear at. If you multiply your document's height and width by .39 and .61, you get the places you want your guides to be at.