Show Rulers in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to view rulers on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.
In our example, we already have a document open, which we can see by the selected tab at the top left of the screen.
We also have a second document open, as indicated by the other tab at the top left.
The layers are shown on the right-hand side.
Click on "View" on the menu at the top of the screen.
Then go down and select "Rulers", which is about 2/3 of the way down on the menu.
Now, around the edge of our work space is a horizontal and a vertical ruler.
Sometimes the side menu bar will be on the left side of the ruler.
We can drag that menu and move it to the right side if desired, so we can work more freely.
We can also hide the ruler again by selecting "View" at the top.
Then we'll click on "Rulers" again to hide them.
Let's do that same thing again to make the "Rulers" visible, and we'll demonstrate a quick trick.
When we have our rulers visible, rather than use a grid, if we don't need anything that detailed, we can click and hold down on the ruler (such as the top horizontal one).
Then to add a horizontal line, we can drag that down from the ruler.
Do this as many times as desired and drop a horizontal line wherever on the canvas. This can be helpful if a complete grid is not being used. We do go over the use of the grid in another video on this website.
We can do the same from the vertical ruler as well, by just clicking and dragging one line at a time from that side ruler.
We can't just get rid of the lines with the click of a button, but instead have to click and drag each one back to the ruler.
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Video: Show Rulers in Photoshop CS6
Recent edits by: Rushell, Freya