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  • 81-Square Grid for 1×1 Cropping

    Posted by Cali Foster on May 2, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Hey There! The Photo is Taken, I Just Need to Crop it as a 1×1. However, with most 1×1 9-square grids, it leaves me with at least 30 possible coordinates in order to center the photograph. Might anyone happen to know if there is a place I can crop a 1×1 with an 81-square grid? Thank you much!

    Riccardo Luppi replied 11 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Shahid shahan

    April 23, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Yes, you can use an 81-square grid for cropping your photo into a 1×1 aspect ratio. The 81-square grid will give you more options for centering your photo compared to a 9-square grid.

    To use an 81-square grid for 1×1 cropping, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open your photo in an image editing software that supports grids, such as Adobe Photoshop or Canva.

    2. Create a new layer on top of your photo layer and draw an 81-square grid on it using the grid tool.

    3. Adjust the opacity of the grid layer so that you can see your photo underneath.

    4. Use the grid lines as a guide to crop your photo into a 1×1 aspect ratio. You can use the center square of the grid as the center point for your crop.

    5. Once you have positioned your crop within the center square, you can adjust the size of the crop to your liking.

    By using the 81-square grid, you will have more precise control over the placement of your photo within the 1×1 aspect ratio. Good luck with your editing!

  • Riccardo Luppi

    April 27, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Hey Cali,

    so depending on the software you are using, the method might vary.

    When using Lightroom, the software automatically overlays a grid over your image. If you press “O” (o, not zero) on the keyboard, you can switch between different overlays and one of them is a much thicker grid – the number of squares depends on the actual size of your image). Among the various overlays, you also have diagonals and spirals that are excellent to resize 1×1 images.

    If you are using Photoshop, what you can do is go open a new file and set it to whatever size and aspect ratio you want (say 1080×1080 if you are going for IG, for example). Then go over to View, and select New Guide Layout. There you can choose how many rows and columns you want and Photoshop will automatically create the grid for you.

    Other software might offer different methods. GIMP has a very similar function to Ps, but in general, you should have similar features.

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