Photoshop CS 5 grid constraint

Can anyone please tell me how to constrain grid lines to within the guides of a document rather than the entire document using PS CS5? Thanks!

I don’t understand your question.

Sorry, my question wasn’t clear. Reminder to self not to post late at night when I’m tired!

I created guides within a PS document to indicate where I should not place any elements. When I enable grids (View=>Show=>Grid), the grid shows relative to the entire document. What I’d like is for the grid to show relative to the area within the guides only. Alternatively, is there a way to enable grid lines to show only within a selection, again relative to the selection and not the entire document? I’d rather not have to manually create a grid layer, if possible.

I hope this clarifies my original question.

Thanks for your help,

I’m 99.9% sure there’s no way to do that.

You probably already know this, but you can change the grid size by going into Photoshop’s preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices. That combined with the correct document dimensions…

Thanks, Flackend, yes I know how to change the grid. I was just hoping that I could constrain it to a selection or within guidelines. Thanks for your response.

I don’t know of anyway to do it either. I think that setting it up and then tracing over the grid lines on a separate layer that can then be limited/masked to the appropriate areas is another alternative. Rather than turning the grid on and off you can turn the layer on and off or lock it on a set opacity.

Thanks, Slackr, that what I’ve done.

its not possible in photoshop CS5 :slight_smile:

Included in the functionality of Cameron McEfee’s Photoshop plugin Guide Guide is the ability to constrain grids to a selection.