Cameron McEfee is a left-brained creative director and designer. Ever dissatisfied with the tools available to designers and developers, he spends his days working on new tools that answer the question “Why hasn’t someone built this yet?” You can find him spouting nonsense on
, flaunting pixels on
, and denying the fact that he has a
Almost five years ago, I had the honor of
writing a post on Smashing Magazine
about my Photoshop panel
. Since then it has seen wild success as the most installed third-party Photoshop extension, an achievement I’m quite proud. In that time, I’ve added some powerful features and, most recently, expanded it to Illustrator. This post will give you a taste of how GuideGuide can change the way you use guides in Photoshop and Illustrator. If you’re one of the many people who already use GuideGuide, please read on. You may discover some unconventional uses that are not immediately apparent. I’ll provide a overview of the major features, and then give some examples of advanced and unusual ways it can be used to make you a more efficient designer.
This article is the fourth in our new series that introduces the latest, useful and freely available tools and techniques, developed and released by active members of the Web design community.