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Baseline Grid vs. Readability

Any designer worth their salt will talk about the importance of the grid, and rightfully so. However, as I've continued to practice my trade, I've found that the baseline grid in particular doesn't ...
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Where can I find visual examples of the thought process behind different logo designs?

In this image you can see a preliminary grid and then circles are added that are aligned with the grid and then the shapes are formed by the intersecting circles, etc: http://i.imgur.com/ZErtNHC.jpg ...
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How to cut a large photo into a grid of smaller photos automatically in Photoshop?

Is there a way, maybe a script, that would help me cut an image into say 50 images? I have a massive panorama I would like to print on normal stock photo paper and I am using Photoshop. The output ...
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Grid-based design in Illustrator — need help setting up a grid!

I'm trying to explore grid-based layout design in Illustrator to help me create mockups for prototypes. I was wondering if anybody here could help me set up a grid based layout easily in Illustrator ...
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Vertical rhythm/baseline grid in Web Design

I recently read some articles about the importance of good vertical rhythm/using a baseline grid for good typography in web design. I decided to try using a baseline grid, like the 960 grid pictured ...
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Photoshop CS6 - Can't find Show -> Pixel Grid

I can't find the Pixel Grid option like I would have in CS5. I just upgraded. Any ideas?
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When to break out of a grid in webdesign?

Grid systems like the 960 grid and BluePrint can be useful to place the main elements for a website in a mockup: header, slider, content blocks, sidebar, footer etc. But do you use the same grid ...
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Grid is not zeroed in Illustrator

I have a document with several artboards (7), which I resized, but now my grid (cmd–") is not centered or zeroed correctly (please see photo). I need to adjust the elements on the artboards, and I ...
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How to create grid in GIMP (not sure if the filter is good)

I'm a beginner to GIMP, and I'd like to create a grid. I searched Google and all it gave me was to use the Filter > Render > Grid plugin, but for my job all I want to do is something like this: ...
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Disable pixel grid magnetism (snap) in Photoshop CC

In previous Photoshop versions, we were able to move freely anchor points in the document but in Photoshop CC, by default, anchor points follow the pixel grid. I found how to disable it (visually) but ...
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Mixing the classic type size scale, grid systems and modular scales

I'm coming from a programmers background and just trying to understand how sizes should relate. I read in the book "designing for the web" that these are the classic type sizes and text set in these ...
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designing websites using grids

I read a lot about grids and how they make the websites look good (needless to say I agree) though I have not been able to work with them. Have not been able to "feel" the advantage whilst using the ...
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How to align all selected points to a grid?

I'm working with Illustrator to make some icons. I use grid with step = 1px and after I scale/rotate shape elements I want them to automatically align to the grid. I know CS4+ has such an option in ...
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Looking for a grid template for Powerpoint

I'm new to this community. I wouldn't describe myself so much as a designer but rather someone who has a need to create presentations as part of my job and would like to improve the design of those ...
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How do I efficiently create a grid in Photoshop?

Suppose I need to draw a grid in Photoshop, each square being a certain amount of pixels tall and wide, and the grid lines having a certain pixel width. Like this: Currently I do this by drawing ...
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How do I decide how many columns to use in my grid?

I'm trying to create a UI design for my 1024x768 screen. I know there's a grid system out there. I've read about the benefits, etc. I understand, I think from a fundamental level, why I need to use ...
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What's the best way to create custom grid lines in Photoshop?

Is there a way to quickly define a baseline grid on photoshop using the guides tool? For example, if I want to create a 24px vertical rhythm, can I do this quickly on PS?
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Illustrator CC: align new objects to pixel grid - TURN OFF!

I have inadvertently created an illustration with the align new objects to pixel grid turned on (not sure why it was on, I did not know or ever turn it on) and want to now scale the image. When I ...
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Drawing grid in Inkscape in millimeter

If I try to draw a grid in Inkscape, there are two different options: Extra -> Render -> Grid Extra -> Render -> Kartesian Grid But both of them use pixel-metric(?). Is it possible to use other ...
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Restore snap-to-grid behaviour for path handles in AI CC 2014

one of the new features in AI CC 2014 is path handles ignoring any grid. However, when one wants to construct C2-contious joins between separate objects, precise control over the handle position is ...
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Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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What should be the relation between margin and padding?

In grid-based layouts, should there be any relation between margins (the distance between elements) and padding (the distance between an element content to its edges)?
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How to choose a grid, for a complex mixed content web page

Planning a web page design in wireframes is super easy, but the next step is to choose a grid and build the page in Photoshop. This is a mine field to me. What is your methodology for choosing a grid ...
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How can I create a curved grid

I would like to create a (preferably conformal, but not necessary) curved grid like this: trying to match the outline of a curve I have: Kind of like the lines on an athletics track, but a grid. ...
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How does the grid system work for a full width page?

How does the grid system work for those websites that expand to the full size of the browser (no matter how you resize) while working with a base 12 grid system (such as 960.gs)? For example, take a ...
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How does Grid design helps and what are their roles in Website Design

I'm not a designer but I'm learning how to implement an efficient design on a website. How do we decide on the grid used, as far as I can grasp, 3x3 boxes looks good to me. But as I keep reading, i ...
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How to make gradient tool annotators snap to grid

I'd like to have precise control over a gradient fill. From Expression Studio I'm used to the gradient tool annotator to automatically snap to a grid. By default, the Adobe Illustrator gradient ...
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Copy, paste, move colored squares - but keep them aligned to the grid

I am developing a word game for iOS and would like to use an SVG file as the gaming board. The SVG file (author: Denelson83, Wikimedia Commons) is almost perfect for my game - except for displaced ...
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Why don't Photoshop shapes align to the pixel grid?

I have Photoshop CS3 on a Windows 7 32bit machine with onboard / integrated Q45/Q43 chipset graphics. I have a problem where it seems any Photoshop element; shapes, text and the like do not align ...
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How to create an irregular triangle grid in Illustrator?

How might I create an irregular trianglular grid like this one? It would be nice to be able to distort the pentagons/hexagons rather than drawing the grid using the pen tool. Thanks..
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Please help me grid this A4 landscape poster

I'm working on this simple A4 landscape poster basically saying "adobe.com/" (newline) "indesign" with big letters in the middle of the page, and a small lipsum footer at the bottom. But I'm having a ...
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Should the gutter and the baseline have the same value?

So, I'm trying to set up a rather strict grid system and wondering what the "rules" for dealing with the gutter and the baseline. Should they have the same value?
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How to create a grid system on a tri fold leaflet or brochure in InDesign

I’m new to working with grids and tri folds, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out? As you well know when creating a tri fold, the fold in panel width becomes a different size than the ...
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How make rulers relate with grid somehow in Illustrator?

How to make rulers and grid show the same coordinates and units? Currently it shows absolute delirium for me:
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How to paint the pixel I'm currently hovering on, not the one underneath it or to the right, with the 1px pencil in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use Photoshop for some quick pixel art. I have my 1 px grid set up, and am using the 1 px pencil to color in pixels. However, if the crosshair is even slightly below center of the ...
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How can I display text results/posts/sections in a user-friendly and intuitive way?

I've been exploring design trends that use various ways to lay out text data (i.e. an Email app, Search Results, Blog Posts, etc.), and so I'm curious if anyone has any ideas for new ways to display ...
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Draw a grid for a Scrabble-like word game

In Gimp (preferrably) or Photoshop, how would you please draw such a board for a word game? I wonder how to: Draw a grid with equidistant lines for a 15 x 15 board? In the colored rectangles - ...
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Specific-sized grids such as 49x49 in Photoshop for sprite generation?

I need to generate sprites where images must not intersect. How can I get a custom-sized grid in Photoshop?
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Grid / ruler toggle button at top of photoshop missing in CS6

In Photoshop CS5 there was a button at the top bar of the program where you could toggle rulers / grids (it was a square button and the had a ruler-looking border). I'd like to know how I can get this ...
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Grid system building methodology for web

For a long time now, I have been using premade grid systems, like foundation grid for instance, which consists a grid of 12 70px columns, and 30 px gutters. But as my design passion seeks the best ...
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Make your own grid with custom ratio, start

How do you make the formula to make divisions in a grid given a ratio? For example 2÷3. I like the tool gridappset.com, but I would prefer to do the math myself and experiment with the results. Any ...
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Is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator CS5, is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines? This is the effect I'm aiming to create: I have created my grid and now I want my brush to align or snap to the ...
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What is proper methodology for creating a mood board for a logo design?

There exists a fair amount of references online on how to create mood boards using various online services. I'm looking to create a mood board that has a visual hierarchy, incorporated's colors, ...
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Adjusting leading on headers vs. working with a set baseline grid

I've been trying to lay out my type on a baseline grid. The head of my department always wants me to add more leading between my headings and body copy. I've attached two images to illustrate what I ...
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Is it possible to show symbol grid in Illustrator?

If I turn on grid inside symbol, then it has no relation with symbol's coordinates and it's registration point, which is at zero. So I can't use snap-to-grid function correctly. How to ...
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Is there a way to record an action that sets guides to a 3 or 5 grid for a variable doc size?

I'm looking to record an action that will set guides in a 3x3, 5x5, 3x5 and 5x3 grid on my canvas in equal partitions, but I want it to be able to work for any document size. I'm interested in doing ...
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How can I use align to pixel grid without messing up the outline view in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator there is the feature of using 'Outline View'. It shows you the wireframes of your objects so you can see that they are properly aligned. When I use 'Pixel Preview' I can see what ...
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Grid Template Not Snappable in Fireworks CS6

I've seen many blogs highly recommend using a grid like 960 for prototyping in newer version of Fireworks. I'm using CS6. When I create a new fireworks document from template, I select the ...
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Why is Photoshop's pixel grid smaller than my actual pixels?

I'm trying to set up Photoshop cc 2014 for pixel art graphics, but I have this weird issue where my pixels don't align to the grid. I can't work out if it's my pencil which is creating pixels too ...
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Method of filling several cells in a grid quickly in Photoshop [duplicate]

I am using Photoshop 7.0 and want to fill a grid with diffent colors After creating a grid with the pattern-tool (works fine), each cell has to be individually clicked and filled with the ...