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    Default ...create small scale battlemaps?

    I would like to try to improve my skills, and I have access to CS4 right now and would like to learn how to do small-scale maps (like battle grids etc) using it. So, I thought I would try to do the lite mapping challenge this month, but I am so totally lost right now. How do you set down grids that aren't just hand drawn in PS? Or, is PS even the right tool for this? So lost right now...

    Oh snap, I had two pages open, one with the tutorials, and one with the "How do I..." page, and I posted this in the wrong forum. Umm.... I don't think I can move the thread myself, so could an admin help me with this?
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    if you need a printed grid, you'll have to draw it in photoshop. I suggest you make an empty file to the exact grid size 1" or ˝" or 1 cm or whatever size you like - make the background transparent (important) - draw a line at what ever pixelsize you like at the bottom and right side of the document. Then CTRL+A to select all (or applekey+A) then go to edit > define pattern ... name it "grid-x-inch".

    then go to your document - make a new layer - go to edit > fill > pattern > grid... ta da...!
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