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making a grid

Please help...i have been trying for two days to make the grid pattern on this swf....the black

I managed to get the four little squares but then i could not get the outer line shape.

Anyone out there that could help me do this as a template i be grateful
and as a curved rectangle.

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Hi there


follow this tutorial to step 5 and it should be what you need :)

TRACEYMARYAuthor Commented:
if you look closely there is
       4 little squares then that is inside one grid
Thats what im trying to do.

I can do a square grid ..i just could not do 4 little grids in one
you can do a lot of things to get a grid made quick.  here's what I would do:

1. Turn on the grid in your canvas make it how you like
2. Take a screenshot of said canvas
3. Bring in the screenshot into a new canvias. and cropthe grid out.
4. Use color replace to change the grid, canvas color

5. Change the perspective if needed.
6. Use the shape mask tool to create the shape with the pen tool that will give you the outer shape.

hope this helps.
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TRACEYMARYAuthor Commented:
Take a screen shot ...................oh yeah that what i wanted the grid itself then i put the lines on it
i give it a try
Another suggestion:
Make a white cross in a new image with, say 19 x 19 pixles. Use Singel Row Marquee tool and Single Column Marquee tool for instance. After that you define it as a pattern: Edit > Define Pattern
Then you use this pattern on a black canvas with Edit > Fill and choose pattern and the pattern you just made. That should give you the grid.

For the rounded rectangle you use a Vector Mask. Use Layer > Add Vector Mask. Choose Hide All. Then activate the mask by Alt+click on it in the layer palette. Choose the Rounded Rectangle tool from the Tool Box and create the window you want for the grid.
TRACEYMARYAuthor Commented:
I apologize for this and will not do this again........I hope im still eligible to continue using this forum without any problems

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