Acorn Acorn 6

Pixel Grid




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In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a pixel grid from scratch. To start, create a new image, File ▸ New. Dimensions of 3000 x 2000  with a transparent background is used here. Go to Filter ▸ Generator ▸ Random Noise. Click the ‘+’ button in the lower lefthand side of the filter window and add the Stylize ▸ Pixelate filter. The settings used here can be seen below.


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Add a new layer, Layer ▸ New Layer. Go to Filter ▸ Generator ▸ Grid. The settings used here can be seen below. Set the color of the grid to white. Adjust the grid location by changing its coordinates by one pixel in each direction.

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Add a new layer, Layer ▸ New Layer. Using the gradient tool, drag a gradient across the image. The preset rainbow gradient is used here. Change the blending mode of the layer to ‘Multiply’.  


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Add a new layer, Layer ▸ New Layer. Go to Filter ▸ Generator ▸ Grid. The settings used here can be seen below. Set the color of the grid to black.


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And the pixel grid is done.



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