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08/22/2009 04:37:23 PM · #1
OK, I have defined a grid for use in applying the ROT. No problem. But what I would like it to do is snap to the area I have selected as my crop. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks in advance.
08/23/2009 08:16:24 AM · #2
Guess not.
08/23/2009 08:54:17 AM · #3
I'm not totally clear on what you are doing.

You have a selection and you would like to move the grid so that it snaps to the selection?
08/23/2009 09:08:18 AM · #4
Basically, yes.

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In the above image, the grid is on, I have selected an area for cropping the image. The grid is on the whole image and I would like it to snap to the crop selection so I can crop to ROT using the grid. Is there a way to do this?

Message edited by author 2009-08-23 09:09:01.
08/23/2009 09:19:32 AM · #5
I've seen other programs that do this by default, but not with CS.

I have yet to figure out how to do that. I usually just crop it, and see how the ROT looks. If it's off, I adjust my crop and re-crop. Pretty archaic.

If I figure it out, I will let you know.
08/23/2009 09:28:54 AM · #6
You can't get the crop tool to load a grid while it's drawing, no. What you can do is create a blank layer, then use the custom shapes tool to draw a 3x3 grid on that, then use edit>transform>scale to alter the grid as needed. Once the overlaying grid is where you want it, you can use the crop tool to crop to the grid, then throw away the grid layer.

A little kludgy but it works.

R.
08/23/2009 09:44:41 AM · #7
Thanks Robert. I have been doing something similar and it is just awkward is all. With all the things PS does, this is one it doesn't that would be very handy IMO.
08/23/2009 10:00:13 AM · #8
Originally posted by CEJ:

Thanks Robert. I have been doing something similar and it is just awkward is all. With all the things PS does, this is one it doesn't that would be very handy IMO.


Agreed...

R.
08/23/2009 10:09:47 AM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by CEJ:

Thanks Robert. I have been doing something similar and it is just awkward is all. With all the things PS does, this is one it doesn't that would be very handy IMO.


Agreed...

R.

Adobe needs to add the grid overlay feature that the Lightoom crop tool has to Photoshop, I find it extremely useful when cropping images.
08/23/2009 02:09:45 PM · #10
I second that motion! I've always wanted to do the same.
I like LightRoom's cropping tool better, too.

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08/23/2009 04:41:58 PM · #11
You know, if it was possible (I don't know enough to program a plug-in, not the kind of programming I do) but I would pay a reasonable sum for it. The time it would save me in the way that I do things would be worth it. I don't just use it for ROT, but if it was available I would use it more often.
08/24/2009 09:43:58 AM · #12
I found this which makes it sound as though you can snap a grid to a crop selection. Am I reading/interpreting this correctly?

NOTE: I tried this and it didn't work.
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