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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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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What are some examples of Flowlines in a design

Been trying to understand the concpet of "Flowline" but cannot find examples of it. I know once I get to see it clearly, I won't be able to unsee it. This is the concept I've found ...
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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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How to change the width of a document but keep the position of guides and grid in Adobe XD

I have a document prepared in Adobe XD with guides and a grid. This document have a specific width (eg. 1000px). When I try to change the width of a document, all my guides and grid are nonsensically ...
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Change the direction of the 2nd vanishing point on 2-point perspective in Illustrator?

This seems so impossible, and I have tried everything and looked up and nothing. The best I can do is using 3-point perspective but that won't do, for my purpose. As you can see, it's close, but not ...
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Illustrator CC 2020: Snap to perspective grid has stopped working

Hope you can help me out here. I am working with objects placed on the perspective grid. So far all objects have snapped just fine to the lines ("Snap to grid" is on - see below) but for ...
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Show 3x3 grid when cropping picture on Affinity Photo/Designer

I would like to have a 3x3 grid shown when I'm cutting a picture. I've tried changing the grid settings but it does not get adjusted to the picture as I expect and it seems to need a lot of trial and ...
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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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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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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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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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