Try using patterns. For your example of a square:
Draw your initial square and marquee-select a smaller square that includes the top and left sides only. Then select Edit > Define Pattern... and save your pattern with a name.
Next, marquee-select the area that you wish to fill. Then select Edit > Fill... , choose Use: Pattern and select your square ...
There are several locations in the settings that affect snapping to a grid.
View Page Grid
Snap Controls Bar
We will look at each of these. The images may look different for different operating systems, but the general settings should still be the same.
View Page Grid
This does not directly affect snapping to the grid, but ...
Your document is set to display 'Global rulers', and one ruler applies to the document. While using global rulers you can double-click the origin point to reset the global ruler to the top-left of the selected artboard.
From the menu choose View > Rulers > Change to Artboard Rulers (Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt+R) to switch to Artboard rulers which will ...
Problems with baseline grids are easier to resolve if you keep in mind this overriding rule: the only purpose of graphic design is to facilitate communication. That's what you are hired for, what you are paid for, and what you are depended upon to do. A grid (or any other design element) is useful an appropriate only if it achieves that purpose.
Found an interesting option in this video.
Start by creating a grid with the Rectangular Grid or Polar Grid tool.
Click Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh
Add some perspective with the Effect > 3D > Rotate and adjust to your liking.
Move the points from the Mesh grid (not your original grid) until you get the desired effect.
Go back and tweak ...
Using Transform Effects isn't that hard; you just need three measurements....
The measurements are:
X2: 1/2 Width
Y2: 3/4 Height
You then need two* Transform Effects...
The first set to move horizontally by X1 (with as many copies as needed)
The second set to move horizontally by X2 and vertically by Y2 (again with a number of copies)...
Sadly, menu Extensions -> Render -> Grids > Grid... does only take pixels as the measurement.
So I am pretty sure conversion is the way to do it. I find the easiest, most accurate way to do conversion calculations for Inkscape is to do it in Inkscape.
Use the rectangle tool to draw a rectangle on the canvas, then in the tools control bar for the rectangle ...
The idea of a 'baseline grid' tends to be abused...especially on the web.
The baseline grid is really for use in multi-column publications. The idea is to have consistent horizontal 'lines' across all the columns.
And it should be used by default, but you should also know when NOT to use it.
Your bulleted list example is a good case where it's probably ...
I would not continue trying to learn how to slice up a PSD for HTML. This practice is outdated and you're only going to be hurting yourself down the road. In regards to "current standards" people usually code in an IDE. One thing you have to understand with slicing is if you have a responsive website you're going to spend a ton of time trying to cut a ...
This took me forever to figure out as well. It's hardly intuitive. This bug report is what led me to the answer: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1422296
The key is to make sure you have the right combination of 'snap to...' icons selected on the right side of the UI:
To quote the above URL:
- "Enable snapping", the topmost button
- "Snap ...
There are a few issues here.
Not everyone uses a grid system and even if they do there's no guarantee the grids are consistent. Maybe your example uses a four column grid with a wider left column.
Grids are a tool. A guideline. They don't necessarily mean you are bound to your grid 100% of the time. Often, if people are designing using a pre-baked framework ...
Just use objects
Guides are fine but I prefer lines and rectangles. I keep them isolated on their own layer for easy activation/deactivation. Smart guides will make it extra simple to snap to these objects.
I set up my basic grid unit and position it in one corner of the layout. Then I use a Transform each to tile it out to a full grid. That is, if you're ...
Specially if you work on your own and you haven't done that many logos, the process can be quite straightforward: One or two main ideas, some alternative executions, and a final agreement. Maybe you are happy with the result, maybe it doesn't really seem to mean that much.
When I came across these examples about a year ago (had to regoogle it), it ...
I prefer to use Inkscape's built-in document grid option.
Press Shift+Ctrl+D or navigate to
Select Rectangular Grid and hit the New button.
You can then edit the properties (and units) of the created grid in the same dialog.
I would suggest having a paragraph style for lists where only the first line aligns to the baseline grid. This way the list won't get messy, all lines with bullets will still run on the baseline grid, maintaining the overall look of alignment, while the following lines have a different spacing. Resulting in a similar look as you described you often settle ...
Some thoughts first.
There is a chance the feeling of stealing could be because you try to explore a finished product too deeply and not the general idea, the initial feeling.
1) Do not look for detail
As a first step, instead of seeing your idea as the image you posted, try just to see a blurred, non-detailed image:
This is the same process as the one you ...
If you are attempting to create a grid just for your benefit while designing, there's an extension named GuideGuide that will do this efficiently.
If you need the grid to be part of the design, I'd recommend creating a line using the marquee tool and then duplicating it as many times as you need, then using the Layer >> Distribute options to get them ...
The truth is, few are using Photoshop to mock up entire sites anymore. That's just not how modern web design is done in my experience.
Wireframing has become much more of a starting point for design than it was 5 years ago. The days where you'd spend hours creating the perfect mock up in Photoshop, then recreating everything again in HTML are long gone. Any ...
The first example seems to be based more on a classic layout than on a rigid grid. It seems to be based on a "squished" version of the golden section. The reasons why it is "squished" might be many:
the section was applied to a larger page that was trimmed afterwards
the photo might be slightly distorted
the designer said "what the heck" and pushed the ...
View > Show > Show Pixel Grid
Note: The pixel grid is only visible when zoomed in on any document. You won't see it at 100% in most cases.
Another possibility, brought up by Lèse majesté, is OpenGL preferences. Do you have a video card which meets the minimum system requirements? If you view Preferences > Performance, under Graphic Processor ...
Filter > Vanishing Point...
Set the grid size to the increments you want then double-click the Grid tool.
Then with the little preferences menu there at the top left be certain to select "Render Grids to Photoshop".
And then just click OK.
You'll get a grid on the document as a pixel layer. You can then change color or desaturate to get rid of the blue.
As far as I can tell, the only place you can override the document's baseline grid and set a different baseline grid is at the text frame level.
There are a few ways to do this:
As a one-off: select a text frame, then Text Frame Options > Baseline options
For a class of text frames: in the Object Styles window, create an Object Style, then set the new ...
If you only have internal gutters, the content might seem cramped within the borders of the sheet or screen. When you add the external gutter, you create some breathing room between content edges and physical edges, making it look like things fit more comfortably.
On borderless media (paper, signage) it also creates some buffer space between the background ...
The Bootstrap Documentation doesn't seem to have a great example for this as far as I can tell.
I set up an example to try to visualize what Bootstrap does with the columns (I added your guide lines for comparision).
The gist of it is, the column div is full width (Box #4) but has left and right padding (15px) so the content of the column will be padded by ...
Illustrator's hexagons snap to each other, if you
make one and use only its copies, maybe differently colored
have snap to points ON, no other snaps! Smart guides can mislead you, switch them OFF
use direct selection tool to drag new hexagon to the pattern as follows:
unselect all, for ex. click an empty place
select the new hexagon with the normal ...
It's really difficult to achieve this effect.
I used two different shapes to test using them as Art Brushes.
I applied the first one and I use the Widht tool to make the endpoints smaller.
The second I used it as it is.
Some tweaking to the spiral shapes were necessary.
Unfortunately, I could not make the lines interact making them fluid as you can see.