The golden rectangle and the golden spiral have been used throughout history for art and architecture. You can now make your own golden ratio grids.
Save the three images below and follow the instructions to create your own golden ratio grids.
Golden Spiral (clockwise)
Golden Spiral (counter clockwise)
Click File>Import Image File
Select one of the golden ratio files from above.
Click on the Selection tool or Click on Tools>Select Tool>Selection
Select Magic Wand
Select Mode = Replace
Click a section of the white area
Press the Delete key or click Edit>Clear
Do this for all the white space. You should see something like the image below.
Click File>Save Painting
Give the painting a nice name
Now when you want to use the golden ratio girds, do the following.
Click File>Import Image File to Layer
Select the golden ratio painting you just saved
The golden ratio file will be on a separate layer. Make sure you don't paint on that layer.
The layer can be rotated and scaled, but don't stretch them. That would change the golden ratio.