1. Copy your original image
(Ctrl +D) and save your copy as "my_pic.psp". We will work on the
copy. (This will preserve your original image.)
2. Right click on your
Background Layer in your Layer Palette and choose Promote Background
Layer. Rename this layer "graphics".
3. Go to Effects/Plugins/VM
We want to create a
grid which will have at least one square highlighting the portion of
your image that you want to focus on - in my case, the single flower
off to the right. We will apply the filter directly to our picture
only for the purpose of "seeing" the grid on our graphic. The actual
grid will be made on a new layer.
4. When your toolbox opens move
the Red, Blue and Green sliders all the way to the right (255). Move
all remaining sliders to the left. You will see a solid white box!
5. Play with the top three
sliders (Grid Size/X-Adjust/Y-Adjust) to the right until you have a
nice grid on your picture, with a square over the portion of your
graphic that you want to highlight. We will be cropping our image to
the grid, but it is IMPORTANT that you have full squares in your
picture. In my case I will be using the 20 full squares as shown
click to see full size image in a new
6. Click OK to see the grid on
your graphic. If you're not happy with your grid, click undo and
apply the grid filter again, adjusting your settings. (This filter
retains your settings, so the next time you use it, the settings
will be the last ones you used.)
7. Once you are happy with your
grid, click undo.
8. Add a new raster layer and
rename this layer "grid". Apply your grid filter to this layer,
using the same settings.