Questions tagged [grids]

Questions about grids, a guide laid under or over a graphic with user or software specified measurements. They're often used in the development process to create layouts, align elements, and/or restrict the size of a graphic element. Ask anything about creating, defining and using grids in a design project.

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Copy grid and margins to a master page in InDesign

I am wanting to copy a pages grid layout and margins to my A-Parent (master) page. So far I have tried to drag the whole page in the pages panel to A-Parent but then it has made two new parent pages.
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Bend Grid in Inkscape

I'm trying to create a figure like the following: I want to be able to convert it to Tikz code (it's for some math notes) so I'm trying to replicate it on Inkscape first. The problem is I'm very new ...
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Evenly distribute spacing between 3 text frames

I have three frames, which are labeled "A", "B" and "C" in the screenshot below. I want all of the following to be equal: Distance from left edge of page to A Distance ...
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Replicating margins. columns and grid of an existing design layout InDesign CC

If I find a layout example that I like and want to imitate the grid layout whats the easiest way to go about it? Right now I have the example on a layer and just putting ruler guides on it to figure ...
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Illustrator pattern grid clipping image

How do I fix this? Pieces of the design are getting cut off (right and bottom side of the yellow, top and left side of the green). Any help would be appreciated! (to answer a reply that was deleted - ...
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What is the precise transform for a circle onto an isometric grid?

What are the precise parameters of the ellipse that results when a circle of diameter 1 is projected from an orthonormal grid onto an isometric grid? Working on isometric transformation of my TTRPG ...
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Snap to grid doesn't *really* snap to grid

The option "Snap to Document Grid", although it trying to help you to aling an object/frame correctly, doesn't prevent it to be aligned somewhat off, e.g. with X=13p6.462 instead of 13p6. Is ...
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to find out about omnigraphs used in map making

To produce a map from air photographs where accurate mapping information was not available, a tool was used that allowed air photographs, compiled into a mosaic, to be reduced or enlarged onto tracing ...
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Vertical aligning image caption and sidebar notes with body text?

How do you vertical-align smaller type such as image captions or sidenotes with body type? Do you align it with the cap height or the baseline? What are the benefits? I'm looking for general guidance. ...
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Snap to custom grid not working

[preferences[not snapping] i'm designing on a square grid in illustrator (made with grid tool) rotated at 45', and i'm having real trouble getting pen tool to snap accurately to the grid. I've turned ...
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Text frame aligned to grid not visible

I have an InDesign document with a 9x9 grid and a text frame that is aligned to it. I don't know why, but I don't see the text frame unless I hover a mouse over it. I also tried to create a text frame ...
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Is there a way to rotate the baseline grid in Adobe InDesign?

In InDesign, it's possible to rotate a spread to facilitate laying out pages that are meant to be viewed sideways. On a rotated spread, the baseline grid rotates along with the spread—and that's not ...
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Altering grids in Illustrator CS6

I am creating grids in Illustrator using this method. I want to alter and tweak gutters, margins and columns though. Is there a way to do this or an alternate method? Because right now I have a ...
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Can baseline grid be linked to a body copy paragraph style?

I am working with some type thats aligned to the baseline grid. I have made the baseline grid the same as the type leading. I have been changing and playing around with the bodycopy pt size but ...
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Editing existing guides I've created InDesign CS6

I have created guides on a page with 3 columns and two rows. I am wanting to make the gutter a bit wider but I have noticed that when I go back to layout> create guides it seems that I would have ...
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How to choose appropriate grids for layouts in a publication

This is more of a design question than a technical one so am not sure if this is the appropriate forum to ask in... I’m planning on making an A5 publication but I am quite new to using grids and I am ...
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What's an efficient way to align text within the cells of a polar grid?

I've got a polar grid with 8 concentric dividers and 24 radial dividers that creates a sort of circular table. I would like to put text into each of the cells and have it centered between each of the ...
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Convert an image into color coded grid

Is there any software or an online site which could convert an image into a grid of given size and each box in the grid will have a color code (easiest if just black and white) so that filling the ...
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Script to create linear path from bezier path on document grid

How do I find the nearest grid point of a bezier path as it intersects the document grid? I am writing a script to create a linear copy of of a bezier path. I need to know where the path crosses the ...
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How to create a grid on top of an image, so that each singular grid box can cover each pixel?

Okay, so I've been trying to create a grid, but so far I can't seem to get it right. Basically, I want a grid, that covers each pixel in an image. Like, each pixel has a black outline, sort of. So far,...
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3D Grid for boxes

How to create 3d Grid for this boxes behind the black rectangle? I am using Adobe Illustrator. I tried create isometric grid for it, but it didn't fit. Thanks for help
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choosing page size

i'm designing a book for a poem, it will consist of roughly a line per page (anywhwere from 5-20 words) as well as a few images (1-4) per page. From reading JMB's "Raster systeme" he advises ...
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Inkscape: Is there a way to center text in this type of grid?

I created a grid in Inkscape like this and then added text to it. I manually centered this one but I am wondering if there is a way to have it snap to the center through some of the alignment features?...
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The true/right isometric?

i started learning how to create isometric illustrations. The first step is the isometric grid to work better. Is there a standard/right/true way? I found different tutorials and was a bit confused ...
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How can I make this effect with lines in Illustrator?

I tried scale and shear, but dont know how to smake this effect
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Substitute object file path in Inkscape

I'm new to Inkscape and I'm currently creating a large grid figure for a scientific publication that contains several graphs (each one labelled by a letter). I would like to create several identical ...
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In Adobe Illustrator, is there a way to lock only an object's position?

In Photoshop, I am able to lock specific aspects of a layer individually: transparency, content and location. I find myself in need of this functionality in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a way to have ...
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Photoshop's normal grid is smaller than the set pixel size

I set up a 10x10 pixels image in PS V21.0.2. I turned on the pixel grid in View>Show>Pixel Grid and turned off the Grid in View>Show>Grid, and zoomed in to my image. I however, saw no ...
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Make a diagonal line with fixed height in box from point to point

I would like to have a green shape like the first example. the green shape should have a fixed height (height of letter d/g together) yellow block is the shape where it should be in: so the green ...
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geometrical alignment based on grid

simple issue or maybe really complex. another day of alignment issues that I can't wrap my head around. Here's the stages (accompanied by images): I have finalized one half of my logo design I create ...
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How to align within a grid in Sketch

I have a group of icons which I would like to display in an organised grid. I would like to align them so that each icon is centred inside the square and evenly spaced. Currently, I'm using Arrange &...
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Layout grids for illustrations?

Is it possible to use any kind of layout grids when creating illustrations, and if so, what are their uses? Edit: A bit of clarification, my questions is towards drawing on a computer (not hand ...
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Color to 12 shades of Grayscale conversion & Grid overlay

Thanks for reading my post. I would like to create a grid drawing, like the ones done by Chuck Close. This uses a system where an existing photo is transposed/painted by hand to a much larger canvas, ...
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Linkedin image grid

I recently noticed a new trend on Linkedin whereby a set of five images is uploaded to image gallery and they together form an image. Those images have two in the first row and three in the next. like ...
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Create a geometric mobius strip in illustrator

I'm trying to create the following image of a Mobius Strip in illustrator: Now I can create the following image in illustrator, by intersecting two circular shapes and using the same tool. This ...
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InDesign baseline grid setup

I've come across many similar questions relating to similar projects on Stack Exchange Meta. Despite this, I still can't quite translate to my own project and problem. I believe this is fundamentally ...
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Typesetting and grids in Illustrator

I am looking for practical advice on the rules and best practices for graphic designers, and how to utilise these in Adobe Illustrator. I have designed a brochure, and am now organising the layout ...
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Making a grid for a real world design

I'm trying to build an art exhibition that fits into a 5x5 meter square. I have rectangular boxes that I want to set up in a pattern. So I want to make a grid that's made out of rectangles on my ...
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Centered grid with GIMP

Working with GIMP I need to use the grid. It is aligned on the top-left corner of the image, but I need it to be centered, splitting the incomplete squares on both the sides. I tried with Image > ...
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Segmented isometric grid

I am a beginner when using Adobe Illustrator so I have been searching the web for answers and tips. I came across this thread about Isometric design using a grid and someone mentioned something about ...
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How do I make my perspective grid fit the width of the artboard in illustrator?

For some reason when I open perspective grid, the grid is really small (pictured). How do i resize it so it fills up the artboard?
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How to reset Rectangle Grid Tool in Illustrator?

I pressed some keys (C, V, F) while holding the mouse and making a grid using the Rectangle Grid Tool. It changed the width of the columns/rows (see image). Now I don't know how to reset it. I want ...
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How to hide ONLY column guides in indesign?

Is there a way to hide ONLY the column guides in inDesign, leaving the ruler guides and margins visible?
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InDesign – Subgrid within a larger page

I'm working on a panel design for a museum in indesign. The design has a sections of text and images contained by a box. Right now I'm using a text box with inset spacing to see the inner margins of ...
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Discrepancy between grid and document crosshair

I noticed this discrepancy while editing a pattern 0,8 x 1,6 mm I have tried setting horizontal grid to 50% and to 0,8 mm and the result is the same. If I use ruler tool grid lines are distant 0,8 mm ...
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Grid system resources for 1920*1080 grid

I just read this great book with extensive documentation of grid systems for print. However I want to create a document that will be displayed on screen in landscape mode (1920*1080) but didn't ...
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How to create a pattern out of grid in perspective

I’m trying to create a seamless pattern out of the grid below but cannot figure out how to do so. Whatever I do the lines don’t line up perfectly. I’m trying to keep the sample as big as possible ...
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How to make grid canvas

The picture will be crop one by one and make into a canvas
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Indesign: First line doesn't start at the top

For some reason, the first line of my design doesn't start at the top but leaves a small space between top margin and first word. The paragraph style is: Size: 95pt Leading: 72pt Align to baseline ...
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Change default of Illustrator rectangular grid tool?

Is there any way I can change the default of rectangular grid tool to 1 by 1. It's at 5 by 5. I keep using the grid tool as guide so.
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