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Design Photoshop Foundations Vector Shapes Pixel Snapping & Hinting

Pixel grid does not appear when zooming past 600%

For some reason the pixel grid won't show on white canvas even when it is check-marked in the menu bar view-show-pixel grid.

I've modified it to be an answer. Thanks for that Dustin.

Adrian Harja, if you add your response as an answer instead of a comment, we can select yours as best if it helped the student.

3 Answers

Hey Paul,

The pixel grid is not showing because by default the color of the pixel grid is white. It's there but you can't see it. Also I don't think there's a way to modify it's color, at least not one I'm familiar with. If you watch closely to Allison's video, her background layer is a light gray thus being able to see the pixel grid.

A good workaround I found for this is to go to Edit -> Preferences -> Guides, Grid & Slices and at the Grid section select your desired color and at Gridline Every put 1 Pixels (be sure to check Pixels) and subdivisions to 1.

After this make sure to put a checkmark to the Grid option : View -> Show -> Grid and you'll be able to see a grid at every pixel on any color background.

Hi Paul, if you're using CC, you might check this post.

Got it. You can create one or you can change the color of the background and the white grid lines will then show. Thanks