Photoshop Feature Request

As a mostly self-taught web designer who uses Photoshop every day I sometimes wish for things that the program cannot yet do. Recently I realized that it would make my life a whole lot easier if I could assign a set of guidelines to a specific Layer or specific Layer Set.

This way, whenever I hand off a Photoshop file to a web site builder, that person can then turn Layer Sets on and off, each having its own set of color-coded guidelines that relate only to that part of the overall site design. Compared to what we have now, which is a single color (which is changeable) of guidelines which apply across all layers within a file. As you may have noticed, once you get past about 8-10 horizontal and vertical guidelines, they start becoming less effective and more of a visual nuisance. See example image:

Knowing Adobe, they likely have this feature already rolled into their next release. If not, they should give it some thought because it would make the life of a web designer using Photoshop much better.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at September 5, 2003 09:38 PM