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Pencil tool not snapping to grid for pixel art

Community Beginner ,
Jul 29, 2019

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I am trying to make pixel art and I have followed all the tutorials exactly but my pencil tool does not snap to my grid, I have the pencil set to 1 pixel but it seems to be a different pixel size than the grid. I've set the ruler to pixel as well and the pixels made by the pencil tool are the same size as the ruler's pixels but not the grid's. I have attached a video to show what I mean exactly. Please help. My canvas size is 40 by 40 pixels if that helps.

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Pencil tool not snapping to grid for pixel art

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Jul 29, 2019

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I am trying to make pixel art and I have followed all the tutorials exactly but my pencil tool does not snap to my grid, I have the pencil set to 1 pixel but it seems to be a different pixel size than the grid. I've set the ruler to pixel as well and the pixels made by the pencil tool are the same size as the ruler's pixels but not the grid's. I have attached a video to show what I mean exactly. Please help. My canvas size is 40 by 40 pixels if that helps.

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Hi Julien,

That does not sound good, let's make it right.

As the Pencil tool is not snapping to grid, could you please let us know the version of Photoshop you're working with?

Also, try resetting the tool and see if it helps: Basic troubleshooting steps to solve problems and issues in Adobe Photoshop

Regards,
Sahil

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Aug 01, 2019

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Hello, my version of photoshop is cc 2017.0.0 and I tried to reset the pencil tool but it did not change anything.

Thank you

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You're video was blurry at one point and I don't think you showed if you had snap to Grid selected. Do you? If you do, have you tried resetting the pencil tool?

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Indeed I forgot to show that, but I have snap to grid selected and I tried resetting the pencil tool but it didn't change anything.

Thank you

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Is there a reason that you're still using PS 2017 and not the latest version?

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Community Beginner ,
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It's the only "free" one I could find

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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julienm  wrote

It's the only "free" one I could find

Hi Julie,

Photoshop is not free. Do you mean pirated or do you mean something else? If it’s pirated, that could be the reason it doesn’t work.

Here are the plans. The least expensive is an annual plan, either paid monthly or prepaid.

Creative Cloud pricing and membership plans | Adobe Creative Cloud

~ Jane

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jane-e

I'm giving OP the benefit of the doubt  and assuming they meant "available machine", not "free" software.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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This is not a Snap To Grid  problem.  It's a problem with the size of your Grid.

Change Grid size by going to Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grids & Slices.  Change Gridline Every:  to 1 Pixel.   Hit OK.

New grid size fits the pencil size.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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Hey, all! I am having the exact same issue right now. My version of photoshop is 22.0, and I've got a Student Licence.

I tried everything that was suggested in the comments but my "pencil tool" of 1px is bigger than my 1pixel grid with 1 pixel subdivisions...

Please, help...

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Hi, I have same problem on Photoshop 2020, to fix that I downgrade photoshop to 2018 (version 19).

 

I hope this answer help you

 

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you for your answer! I think my problem was that I was trying to draw with the "brush tool" at 1px size, in stead of the "pencil tool". That worked for me. But thanks either way!

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