Once you've measured the width of your canvas and have the golden ratio from the golden ratio generator above, measure that distance from one side of your canvas. Draw a line dividing the width of your canvas into a 1 to 1.618 ratio. See the image above as an example.
A ratio of 1 : 1.618 is referred to as the Golden Ratio. One side of the line represent 1. The area on other side of the line should 161.8% larger than the opposite side.
Repeat this process. Make a second line the same distance from the other side.
Now use the golden ratio you got from the height of your canvas. Make a horizontal line this distance from the top. Make a second line the same distance from the bottom of your canvas.
You should end up with 4 intersecting lines.
Consider placing the focal point of your composition near the point where one of the horizontal lines and vertical lines intersect.
Author: Sonia Reeder-Jones