Suppose I need to draw a grid in Photoshop, each square being the same size, and a certain amount of pixels tall and wide, and the grid lines having a certain pixel width. Like this:
Currently I do this by drawing one square, copy+pasting+moving+merging it a few times to create one row, copy/pasting that a few times to create more rows above each other.
It works, but feels very clumsy, I’m sure there ought to be a more efficient way to do this?
What are some efficient methods for creating a grid of equally sized squares?
Try using patterns. For your example of a square:
Draw your initial square and marquee-select a smaller square that includes the top and left sides only. Then select
Edit > Define Pattern... and save your pattern with a name.
Next, marquee-select the area that you wish to fill. Then select
Edit > Fill... , choose
Use: Pattern and select your square pattern.