Computer Tricks: Create a 9-Photo Grid for an Instant Layout!


Grids make easy work of scrapbook-page design. So, if you have a bunch of photos you want to scrapbook from an event, this technique is perfect for you! I'll show you how to create perfect grids in Photoshop in just a few quick steps. You can print your entire grid on a single sheet of photo paper, adhere it to your layout and have a gorgeous page in minutes. Plus, for the ultimate flexibility, you can alternate photo spots with your title, journaling or even traditional and hybrid accents!

Learn how to create a photo grid in Photoshop by checking out my online video tutorial here.


Try this technique out, then decorate it with elements from this beautiful free kit compliments of Michelle Coleman from
Download the kit here, here, here, and here.

Note this is a large kit and has been broken into several smaller downloads.

Once you've learned the technique, try one of these variations!


Variation 1: Replace one square with your title.
It should come as no surprise that I took a lot of pictures on Rowen's fourth birthday. Rather than picking out one or two focal-point photos, I chose to scrap eight pictures on this single layout, and I let the structure of the grid guide the viewer through all of the day's moments. I swapped out one of the photos for a two-color title treatment, printed the entire grid on letter-sized photo paper, and had the foundation of a great layout as soon as I sat down to add my traditional elements.


Variation 2: Add accents to photo spaces.
Noel Culbertson wanted to showcase the activities from one sunny, summer afternoon and also seamlessly add an accent and title to her design. To do this, she simply left two grid squares blank so that she could place her patterned-paper accent and her title in those spaces. "I also wanted to add a little something to highlight two of the pictures," she explains. "I added a digital frame to two photos of my daughters in a color that matched my patterned paper and embellishments."

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