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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Show Layout Grid in Development Share Link

Have Adobe taken one of the most essential pieces of common ground between designer and developer and thrown it out the window? https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/inspect-design-specs.html#...
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Making a grid for a real world design

I'm trying to build a art exhibition that fits in to a 5*5meter square. I have rectangular boxes that I want to set up in a pattern. So I want to make a grid thats made out of rectangles on my design. ...
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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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publication design - how to work with tabs

I have a 100 page leisure guide (magazine) file that has tabs that run vertically on some pages. Should I adjust the whole grid to make room for them or only the pages that have the tabs?
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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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Remove tiny grid lines outside of PowerPoint slides from the template

I'm using PowerPoint templates from my company. In all of their slides, they have put some sort of grid lines outside of each slide. I want to remove them, but I cannot. These lines cannot be removed ...
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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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Create grid gradient background

I want to create a gradient background like the background in the image below: I have tried the solution in this post but the result is not satisfying. As it can be seen in this picture, it seems ...
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Is there a quick way of splitting concentric circles made with the polar grid tool equally?

I'm in the process of drawing a game board using Illustrator and Photoshop. Each tile on this board should be approx. 1.5cm x 1.5cm, and I have the basic layout done simply using the Polar Grid tool. ...
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Why are precise measurements frequently included in brand identities?

In pretty much every brand identity I've seen, there are graphs, geometric shapes and lines and grids, measurements (with whatever arbitrary base units) and whatnot, drawn all over logomarks and the ...
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Create grid in Photoshop CS6 for pixel art?

I'm a Photoshop amateur and I'm trying to make some pixel art. It'd be way easier if I had a grid as a separate layer or tool, that I can fill square after square and then remove the grid without ...
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How can I create a grid that is a rectangle in GIMP?

How can I create a grid that is 150x50 pixels? The grid feature in Filters->Renderer->Pattern->Grid does not let me create grids other than a square.
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Outside gutters in Sketch app

I'm setting up a layout grid in Sketch, and I'd like to adjust the outside gutter width. As I understand it, Sketch automatically calculates these outside gutters to be 50% of the width of the ...
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If there are any square-grid Latin fonts

Pretty much every font I can think of is in a sort of portrait, paper-proportioned-ish grid, sort of like this: _ | | |_| A 1x2 grid fits tall letters like l and short letters at the bottom like s. ...
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Grid Lines to keep objects level

I'm not even sure what this is called and no matter what I look up I cant find the right thing. I only noticed when it disappeared I feel like I hit a key or clicked something and no matter the ...
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Layout vs Grid Problem

I have trouble understanding the relationship between Material Layout definitions and Material 8px grid system. When you place one above another, they don't match. So, what do I use the layout for? ...
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How to create evenly spaced grids in Inkscape?

I would like to create a pattern of rectangular/circular grids with specified spacing from their center (that is supposed to defines the pixel pitch in my pattern). I am able to make patterns with a ...
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Krita - How to Snap Assistant Tools?

Using both the Assistant Tools and Grids and Guides in tandem with one another is useful for pixel art, comic book panels and perspective. There’s a problem with setting these up and I couldn’t find ...
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How to split page in half horizontally in InDesign?

This should be simple question. I just want to know how to split page 50% horizontally without annoying grid. Just a absolutely simple dividing line at 5.% of the page.
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The grid system of the brochure for Die Neue Typographie

This is page 35 from the book Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type. In this page author give us an example of the brochure for Die Neue Typographie. I can't understand how this grid system ...
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Why are designs not done with a perfectly aligned grid and layout? [closed]

Why do so many designs have the grid and layout misaligned: Instead of having the Grid and Layout aligned: The majority of projects I have downloaded from sketch resources website, don't even use ...
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How do I set up column grid/guides for a landscape document in InDesign?

I'm relatively new to designing on a grid and was wondering if some more senior designers could share how they go about creating column guides to keep a visual consistency in their InDesign docs. ...
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How to show grid over elements and center elements to the grid?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've create some elements, such as a simply gray rectangles with black border. I've enabled the Grid on the settings (Gridline Every 10px, Subdivisons 10). Here's ...
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How to make a hexagonal grid?

I'm trying to make a hexagonal grid, I want each hexagon to be it's own shape, with no extra paths. I've tried a bunch of different methods to create a hexagon grid, something like this (where each ...
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Grid and design guidelines for 3D system icons?

I'm experimenting with 2D interfaces for 3D design and spatial interfaces and looking for some guidelines such as material design Note: I'm not talking about 3d icons in general (style) but icons ...
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Is it possible to create a grid in Gimp that is part of the image?

I want to make pixel art in Gimp, but the grid that I pull up is only a filter. I'd like to get a perfect fill for each pixel instead of having to measure the pixel and line it up each time. Is it ...
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Iconography Sizing - Creating a Grid

I’m trying to create a grid to make my icons more consistent. At first, I decided to play with 24x24 px as my default size (with 1px line weight). To maintain visual weight, my circles were 22x22 px, ...
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Can I adjust the grid to fit the screen size? [closed]

Everywhere I look, I come across the 96o grid, like it's the only one that exists, so I am wondering if I can adjust the grid width to what I need, for example to "stretch" it to 1400 on the 1440 ...
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How to display a grid of images that have different aspect ratios?

If I have a grid of images, let's say political cartoons, that have differing aspect ratios and cannot be cropped, how can I display them in a grid or even linear fashion? My current solution is ...
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How do you modify horizontal blue lines in InDesign?

I did run across Horizontal blue lines resembling notebook paper? and when searching through the documentation under Layout grids it indicates: However, in CC 2017 there is only Liquid Layout, so how ...
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Designing with “bootstrap grid system” in mind

I've designing for web since 2006 and I waste a lot of time ignoring things like bootstrap. I understand how grids, and the specific bootstrap, work but I have a theoretical question about it. How do ...
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Photoshop grid not vertical/horizontal?

This seems like a bizarre question to have to ask - why are my grid lines not perfectly horizontal and vertical?
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Why would I want to a use baseline grid in Illustrator cc?

What are the benefits be of using a baseline grid in Illustrator for a limited amount of text?
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Difference between vertical spacing system and baseline grid in digital design

What's the easiest way to explain the difference between vertical spacing system and baseline grid in digital design? By vertical spacing I understand distances between all elements on a web page and ...
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Remove grey vertical bars in Sketch [closed]

I am getting the following lines in Sketch, what do they mean and how can I remove them?
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Aligning the baseline grid to guides and margins in InDesign

When I create a grid using the "Create Guides" feature in InDesign (I want rows, columns and margins), I can not figure out how to align the baseline grid with the guides. Is there a mathematical ...
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how can i make custom grid lines to act as guides in Illustrator?

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 ?
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Illustrator: Clean lines and snapping with curves

So I'm new to using the grid. This is the effect I am going for. If you look closely you will notice the curves don't quite match up with the edges as shown by the next picture. At first I thought ...
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Photoshop: shift+resize (transform) disables snap to grid function?

When I grab any side of an object in transform mode, I can have them snap to a grid (purple line is visible to indicate alignment) but whenever I grab a corner to keep the correct ratio, the shift+...
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Number of columns for mobile devices in grid systems

Currently designing in Adobe XD me and my team were discussing about the perfect approach to grid systems. How in You opinion should we handle the number of columns for mobile devices? 1. Go the ...
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Is there any universal grid division rule to use in any format?

I've been wondering if there's a universal grid structure to use regardless of format/page size/proportions? While researching online or reading professional books i usually can see that there are a ...