Some time ago, I conducted a mini-clinic on putting a drawing grid on a reference photo using PhotoShop. You can read that mini-clinic here.

I realized at the time that a lot of people may not own PhotoShop. Nor do they want to buy it and learn it. I confess, there is a lot to learn. I’ve had various versions of PhotoShop for years and I still don’t use every feature.

I also realized that for a lot of artists, all that’s necessary is a basic photo processing program that’s easy to use, has some nice, basic features, and is preferably free. I’ve used and liked a few of them over the course of the years and I still use one of them regularly. IrfanView.

So I wrote a mini-clinic on putting a drawing grid on reference photos using IrfanView. That article published on this week. If you’re interested in learning more about using IrfanView to set up a grid on your reference photos, How to Draw a Perfect Grid on Your Reference Photos with IrfanView is a must read. You can read it here.

If there’s another photo program you’d like me to look into for you, let me know by leaving a comment in the comment box below.

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