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No need for a script (yet), I found a simple way. Hope it helps someone else too. If you want all the cutouts / slices to be of same size and cover whole image, resize or crop base image accordingly. Create one big slice, containing the whole image. Right click on the slice icon in the top left corner. Choose Divide Slice and define into how many slices do ...


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Try using patterns. For your example of a square: Draw your initial square and marquee-select a smaller square that includes the top and left sides only. Then select Edit > Define Pattern... and save your pattern with a name. Next, marquee-select the area that you wish to fill. Then select Edit > Fill... , choose Use: Pattern and select your square ...


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Your document is set to display 'Global rulers', and one ruler applies to the document. While using global rulers you can double-click the origin point to reset the global ruler to the top-left of the selected artboard. From the menu choose View > Rulers > Change to Artboard Rulers (Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt+R) to switch to Artboard rulers which will ...


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The idea of a 'baseline grid' tends to be abused...especially on the web. The baseline grid is really for use in multi-column publications. The idea is to have consistent horizontal 'lines' across all the columns. And it should be used by default, but you should also know when NOT to use it. Your bulleted list example is a good case where it's probably ...


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I would not continue trying to learn how to slice up a PSD for HTML. This practice is outdated and you're only going to be hurting yourself down the road. In regards to "current standards" people usually code in an IDE. One thing you have to understand with slicing is if you have a responsive website you're going to spend a ton of time trying to cut a ...


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Just use objects Guides are fine but I prefer lines and rectangles. I keep them isolated on their own layer for easy activation/deactivation. Smart guides will make it extra simple to snap to these objects. I set up my basic grid unit and position it in one corner of the layout. Then I use a Transform each to tile it out to a full grid. That is, if you're ...


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Problems with baseline grids are easier to resolve if you keep in mind this overriding rule: the only purpose of graphic design is to facilitate communication. That's what you are hired for, what you are paid for, and what you are depended upon to do. A grid (or any other design element) is useful an appropriate only if it achieves that purpose. Information ...


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Specially if you work on your own and you haven't done that many logos, the process can be quite straightforward: One or two main ideas, some alternative executions, and a final agreement. Maybe you are happy with the result, maybe it doesn't really seem to mean that much. When I came across these examples about a year ago (had to regoogle it), it ...


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I found the solution: see the screenshot bellow I don't understand why this option is hidden in preferences panel and why it is enabled by default, his place should be in "snap to" menu and disabled


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Make sure that you don't have any layers locked. That could prevent items from being moved.


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The Bootstrap Documentation doesn't seem to have a great example for this as far as I can tell. I set up an example to try to visualize what Bootstrap does with the columns (I added your guide lines for comparision). The gist of it is, the column div is full width (Box #4) but has left and right padding (15px) so the content of the column will be padded ...


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Use the Grid, Luke... Go to Preferences > Guides, Grid and Slices and set up the grid you want. Show/hide the grid with Ctl-', and ensure View > Snap To > Grid is checked. Unlike Illustrator and InDesign, you can't make a distinct baseline grid. The above should be enough for most purposes, though.


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The baseline grid in web design is a need academic puzzle but mostly impractical from a hard-coded mathematical standpoint. Since CSS has no concept of a baseline for type, it's technically impossible to get baselines to match. You can come close to spacing things, but you eventually end up with something that may make sense when looking at the numbers, but ...


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The truth is, few are using Photoshop to mock up entire sites anymore. That's just not how modern web design is done in my experience. Wireframing has become much more of a starting point for design than it was 5 years ago. The days where you'd spend hours creating the perfect mock up in Photoshop, then recreating everything again in HTML are long gone. Any ...


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To tick off this option for a group of objects Select all the objects with the selection method of your choice (or more drastically, Ctrl+A to select all the objects in the file) With them selected, open the Transform Panel (Shift+F8). Tick off Align to pixel grid If you don't see this option, then you might need to open the extended options. To do ...


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I would suggest having a paragraph style for lists where only the first line aligns to the baseline grid. This way the list won't get messy, all lines with bullets will still run on the baseline grid, maintaining the overall look of alignment, while the following lines have a different spacing. Resulting in a similar look as you described you often settle ...


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I can't find it either. So they either moved it into oblivion or they just got rid of it. I would recommend the hotkeys/shortcuts: CTRL + ' = Toggle grid CTRL + R = Toggle rulers These are much faster than moving the mouse around and pressing buttons anyways!


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You can break out of it any time you want. Keep in mind, a grid system serves as a guide, but not a hard rule. When you design a site, the grids should serve the content, not the other way around. 960grid is popular because the total width is divisible by so many numbers. Before you get to the layout design, I recommend coming up with a good flow of the ...


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View > Show > Show Pixel Grid Note: The pixel grid is only visible when zoomed in on any document. You won't see it at 100% in most cases. Another possibility, brought up by Lèse majesté, is OpenGL preferences. Do you have a video card which meets the minimum system requirements? If you view Preferences > Performance, under Graphic Processor ...


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Photoshop used to have a script pre-installed for creating grids of images called contact sheet. It was originally for photographers to print out a grid of images for reviewing. You can reinstall it though for latest versions: Windows - http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=4688&fileID=4376 Mac - ...


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If you are attempting to create a grid just for your benefit while designing, there's an extension named GuideGuide that will do this efficiently. If you need the grid to be part of the design, I'd recommend creating a line using the marquee tool and then duplicating it as many times as you need, then using the Layer >> Distribute options to get them ...


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If you only have internal gutters, the content might seem cramped within the borders of the sheet or screen. When you add the external gutter, you create some breathing room between content edges and physical edges, making it look like things fit more comfortably. On borderless media (paper, signage) it also creates some buffer space between the ...


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Grid is not a vector object, therefore you can't fill it. The best way to do what you want is drawing the shape you want to fill using the Bezier line tool with "snap to grid" option on. (As I can see on your screenshot this option is enabled for you). Then your drawing will fit the grid as you place points. The final step: fill your shape with the color ...


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Snap to grid might not be the concept you're looking for. You might be looking for a menu item named something like "align and distribute", which is found in many almost any decent drawing, painting, or desktop-publishing program. (You can even find it in some office programs.) Just be sure to pay attention to what you're using as the "anchor" for aligning ...


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I find basing layout measurements on line-height (or leading, for print design) gives better results than using whatever number you've set the font size. Depending on your typeface's proportions and the way the font was created, the actual rendered glyphs are going to have only a loose relationship to the number designating that font size. As such, if you ...


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Sadly, menu Extensions -> Render -> Grids > Grid... does only take pixels as the measurement. So I am pretty sure conversion is the way to do it. I find the easiest, most accurate way to do conversion calculations for Inkscape is to do it in Inkscape. Use the rectangle tool to draw a rectangle on the canvas, then in the tools control bar for the rectangle ...


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In CS6 right click on the ruler and select Change to Global Rulers. Not sure if this applies to CS5.


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Don't let the grid get you into problems. It's a tool, a means to an end, but it should never govern your work. If it's in the way, ignore it. More concretely: try and determine your outer margins, your leading and your vertical pacing (baseline grid is great for that last one). Then include those margins on each of the tri-fold's six pages separately. Mark ...


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By baseline, I'm assuming you mean leading or the baseline grid? ...Because the baseline on its own is just where the type sits, there's no measure that I can think of for a single baseline. If you take into account the gestalt principles of proximity, you would want the gutter to look larger than the leading so that people's eye flow to the next line in ...


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I have a feeling the answer would come down to opinions. In my opinion no, the baseline is for consistent vertical flow. And the grid for layout and logical sections. The two could be integrated. But may create more design issues than they fix. You could have baseline with multiples of 4px and a grid with multiples of 7px, as long as it looks good its ...



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