I'm currently using Illustrator and Photoshop CS6 and my goal is to create a UI for a Battleship game. I have my eyes on this to use as a reference:
Photoshop cannot do much vector and grid work so I'm at the Illustrator step right now, I will need Photoshop in the future for styles and effects. Currently, I have the main grid setup here:
I also start on the "nested" grid, but the way I'm doing it now is quite tedious, I'm making the nested 2x2 grid by hand via copy paste. Not only does this take long but its also not living up to be like the reference picture:
Can I get some suggestions or tips on how to make my grid look more like the one in the link above?