I want custom angle grid lines.

i learned that i can make them act as guidelines, but how can i have grid lines other than vertical and horizontal gird lines ?

  • What are "custom-angel-grid lines"? Can you show an example so that we can see what you are hoping to implement in Illustrator? – magerber Oct 12 '17 at 17:53
  • I corrected "angel" to "angle" -- if you really meant "angel" I'm afraid you'll need to edit and explain what an "angel grid" is. – Scott Oct 12 '17 at 18:06
  • I didn't even think about angel/angle. Good catch, Scott. – magerber Oct 12 '17 at 18:38
  • hehe sorry for the bad spellings, is my question more clear now ? – Mohsen.H Oct 12 '17 at 19:13

If you mean you want to rotate the Grid in Illustrator, as in View > Show Grid, see Joojaa's answer - change the preferences for the Constrain Angle.

You can create guides at any angle though.,,,

Draw a rectangle the size of the overall grid you want....

With the rectangle selected, choose Object > Path > Split Into Grid and define the divisions you desire.

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Double-click the Rotate Tool in the Toolbar and input the angle you want. Click OK

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Choose View > Guides > Make Guides and the paths will be converted to guides.

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  1. make guides. Any line can act as a guide line, which is a bit like a grid line although you wont be able to grid snap to them
  2. Rotate the grid, you can find this in the Preferences → general → Constrain angle
  • where is #2?? Have I missed it all these years? – Scott Oct 12 '17 at 19:17
  • @Scott updated answer with more precise info. BTW i though you knew everything ;) – joojaa Oct 12 '17 at 19:39
  • Ahh.. thanks. Yup I wasn't thinking of that at all :) But it does work. And well...I know nothing, absolutely nothing. ( especially if I don't use a feature all that much like grids). – Scott Oct 12 '17 at 20:20
  • @Scott yeah you are on the 3 level of knowledge i see. – joojaa Oct 12 '17 at 20:25

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