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Hi All,

I want to have grid lines overlay my project for alignment purposes, so that when I rotate I may get it very straight Horizontally or Vertically.

I have tried this to no avail.

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Thanks again.

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Ok try this when rotating. Start to rotate and hold shift. It should jump *15 degrees at a time in your selected direction. This should help it stay straight.

If you still need a grid, google one and post it on a new top layer. Then change its blend mode to additive or delete the white part.

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Alternatively, you could just use the Grid/Checkerboard Plugin. If you so choose to, make sure your secondary color is set to transparent (click on "More", slide the alpha to zero). And follow the above tip to help you with alignment. Also, the Rotate/Zoom tool would be a huge help, the Align Object Plugin helps, and there's also the Oblique Plugin.

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Benji2:

That is a great idea and it worked.

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Storm.Shadow:

I like the checkerboard thing more.

But...

I downloaded the MadJik All plugins at viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21592

Could not get it to work. And yes I unzipped it into the PDN effects folder.

And yes I had PDN off and started it only after the zip was installed

..

So I kept looking and found this

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=29595&p=258006&hilit=Grid%2FCheckerboard+Plugin#p258006

Couldn't figure it out either.

I kept on and found this

viewtopic.php?t=2302

Went back to MadJik's page and downloaded the checkerboard maker individually

This got me working. for real

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Thanks to both of you for the help.

BTW this is a snapshot of an emblem from the trunk of a car. (notice the fragments where I tried to clean background trunk up).

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