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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 ...

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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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Is it possible to copy perspective grid settings in Illustrator?

I'm creating a series of drawings in which it's critical that I'm working from the same vantage point in each one. I've set up the perspective grid and made the first drawing. I want to make a new ...
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How can I place line segments on the grid in Illustrator [duplicate]

Yesterday I was able to place lines directly on the grid using snap to grid and the line segment or pen tool. Today I have been having any line with a stroke place just to the side of the grid (as in ...
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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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Opening PDF in Illustrator breaks image up into pieces [duplicate]

Anyone know why this is happening? I created a file in Illustrator, with an embedded raster image on one of the layers. That file got saved out as a PDFx/1a, and then opened by a printer in ...
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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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What's the supposed size of the grid? [duplicate]

I know it's a pretty basic question, but I am struggling to find any definitive answers by myself. I know that the default size of the grid is 960 pixels. But why is it so, when screen sizes are ...
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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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Material Icon - System Icon Grid

What is a difference between Live Area and Dense Live Area Should design icon inside 20px X 20px area or inside 16px X 16px area?
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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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4+-point perspective grid tools in Illustrator or similar programs?

Adobe Illustrator comes with a perspective grid. What is really great about it is that it makes it easier to draw 3D-objects in their correct perspective, and you can just snap objects onto the grid ...
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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 ...
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How to make a glowing neon perspective grid in Gimp?

I’ve been experimenting in GIMP; I didn’t get on so well with Inkscape. I want to get into retro designs in an 80's style. I found this old (closed) question with an 80's text made in GIMP but the ...
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Putting a meshed object on perspective grid

I am working on a picture of a room. The room has a poster in it. I created a symbol of the poster, and it includes a picture of a soccer ball, shaded with gradient mesh. Unfortunately, I cannot put ...
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Converting shape into symbol in Illustrator distorts the box

I am trying to convert a simple shape into a symbol. When I do that, the selection box (I don't know the technical term for it) changes. So here we have the shape. Align to pixel grid is off, snap ...
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How can I replicate the Bourbon Neat grid in Sketch?

I am trying to set up a grid based on Bourbon Neat in Sketch. I tried Bootstrap grid but the grid size for Bootstrap is different compared to Neat grid. What Layout settings could be used to ...
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Stop Illustrator from snapping to other artboards?

So i'm working in Illustrator and I when I move something it tries to align it to something from another artboard as opposed to anything in actually in my current art board. Is there a setting to ...
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How to set ruler measurements in Inkscape

New to Inkscape and I just noticed that I can change the grid units. But can I also change the ruler units, If so, how?
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InDesign: any specific rules for margins in print

In InDesign when I set up a DIN A4 document, margins are usually set at 12,7mm. I was wondering if this is for a reason and if there are any rules / best practices for margins as to whether one should ...
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Pixel Grid issues and aligning anchors in Adobe Illustrator

I cannot get my anchors to align properly, whether it's a new document or an existing one. Exact same issue as this, only now with CC, there doesn't seem to be a way to "uncheck align to pixel grid" ...
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InDesign: should a baseline grid be used for 190-page magazine?

I always used a baseline grid until now for magazines up to 90 pages, but this magazine will be around 190 pages, it is more like a book, so do I need to make it with text aligned to baseline grid? ...
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Logo Grid Design

This is my first question in this site, so I ask Apologize If I didnt understand very well how this system works, anyway I think my question was clear, specific and different from the provided link, ...
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The basics of webdesign for responsive grids

I've never designed using a grid layout. I want to do that now so my developer can easily change the current layout, that is already made using a row/column grid. I opened my software, made a grid ...
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Setting text in a grid, neatly

Look at a Yahtzee printed scorecard. I want to make a page with foreign language translations of the description column and notes/explanations, that lines up exactly with the official sheet and ...
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Best practices for defining grids/containers/spacing using responsive layouts

I am laying out a web app and have decided to use a 12-column, 30px fixed-width gutter (existing constraints dictated our layout). However, how should I design the spacing units, margin, padding, etc. ...
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Export grid of images from Inkscape to individual PNG files

How can I export a grid of icons from Inkscape to a series of PNG files? The icons are aligned correctly in a grid that define their final shape. Here is a sample of the bottom right corner: I want ...
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Logo construction (grid?)

I'm trying to figure out how this logo was constructed but I can't make sense of the highlighted (in pink) circles... Can anyone tell me how that was made? I'm looking for an Adobe Illustrator ...
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How can I create guides in Illustrator that are at any angle, not horizontal or vertical? [closed]

I searched a lot and I have not found how to put these grids oblique. Can someone help me? Thank you very much!
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How to overlay an earth-like grid on the text in GIMP? [closed]

How do I create a text with a grid overlay as shown in this image?
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Moving up the typography scale from mobile to desktop

I have a typography scale for mobile devices with a baseline of 23px and a base font size of 16px. I want to increase the scale and line height for tablets and then desktop but in increments that ...
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Aligning non text elements to a baseline grid

I'm starting to use a baseline grid for web design. Does everything have to align to the baseline or just the type and do they have to be the same sizes as the typography scale or baseline grid? I'...