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Snap to grid in Inkscape

There are several locations in the settings that affect snapping to a grid. View Page Grid Document Properties Snap Controls Bar Preferences We will look at each of these. The images may look ...
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How to set ruler measurements in Inkscape

Click on the File menu, then go down to Document Properties. On first tab (called Page) you can set the default unit there and that'll change the ruler measurements.
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How to make a hexagonal grid?

Using Transform Effects isn't that hard; you just need three measurements.... The measurements are: X1: Width X2: 1/2 Width Y2: 3/4 Height You then need two* Transform Effects... The first set to ...
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How do I manipulate a field grid in Illustrator to resemble spacetime so that the center of the grid dips below a sphere?

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 ...
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Drawing grid in Inkscape in millimeter

I prefer to use Inkscape's built-in document grid option. Press Shift+Ctrl+D or navigate to File→Document Properties→Grids Select Rectangular Grid and hit the New button. You can then ...
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Remove white grid lines when zoomed in Photoshop

Uncheck "View -> Show -> Pixel Grid" and "surprise", no pixel grid. ;)
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What is the PSD to HTML best practices with HTML5?

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 This practice is outdated and you're only going to be hurting yourself down the road.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 ...
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Is it possible to determine how many columns a web design grid has?

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. ...
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Snap to grid in Inkscape

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 ...
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How do I progress my design aesthetic beyond the linear minimalist style i use for everything?

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 ...
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Drawing grid in Inkscape in millimeter

I don't know if the answer is to specific, but since their is no general solution to this problem, I cloned Inkscape and patched the grid functionality. I'll try to improve my patch, so it will be ...
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Trying to "select all" and dragging whole document - but some lines do not move

Make sure that you don't have any layers locked. That could prevent items from being moved.
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What is the logic behind loose grids?

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: ...
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How to quickly and easily create a grid with Adobe Photoshop?

Under the "view" tab New Guide layout this will open a new window Preset - you can save, load & create a guide layout to use over and over again check or uncheck columns or rows depending on your ...
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Set an alternate baseline grid in an InDesign document, different to the rest of the document

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 ...
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What is the purpose of having outside gutters on a responsive grid?

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 ...
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How to align elements to Bootstrap grid?

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 ...
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How to make a hexagonal grid?

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 ...
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How to hide ONLY column guides in indesign?

I don't think you can toggle the visibility of margins and columns separately. Either both are on, or both of them are off. One workaround is to manually add the column lines by drawing the lines on ...
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Create a geometric mobius strip in illustrator

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 ...
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Make a diagonal line with fixed height in box from point to point

If you want the vertical cut of the line to have a certain height This is very easy to do with skewed rectangles. Move the two magenta rectangles in the left side so they snap to the inside of the ...
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The true/right isometric?

A "strict" isometric grid would be 360°/3 = 120° So we start with an axis at 0°, another at 120°, and another at 240°. But we do need a vertical axis, not a purely horizontal one, so let's ...
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Inkscape: how to set the spacing of new pages?

As far as I know, I don't think there is currently an easy way to change the gap spacing and get them all exactly the same, at least not automatically. The default gap for new pages seems to be fixed, ...
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How to create a grid system on a tri fold leaflet or brochure in InDesign

Don't let the grid get you into problems. It's a tool, a means to an end, but it should never govern your work. If it's in the way, ignore it. More concretely: try and determine your outer margins, ...
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Tell element not to snap to baseline grid

For inline elements you can merely highlight the icon with the Text tool and adjust the baseline to reposition the element. Dingbat.... Inline vector....
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How to align text exactly to grid?

The type designer defines where the letters begins in the text box. If you want to make sure the path lies flush to your grid line, you have to work around this. The easiest way is to make use of the ...
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Script to automatically snap all points to grid in Adobe Illustrator?

Here you go, make sure the paths that you want to snap are selected: // jooSnapToDocumentGrid.jsx #target illustrator main(); function main(){ var grid = getDocumentGrid(); ...
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What is the logic behind loose grids?

Generally a grid is used to make similarities and differences more apparent – and thus more recognizable. It also encourages accessibility, so viewers know automatically where to look for elements ...
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Why would I want to a use baseline grid in Illustrator cc?

tl;dr: the baseline grid is useful to align other, non-text objects to your text baselines to give your layout a very tight vertical rhythm. A baseline grid is not just a tool for setting text in ...
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Why are designs not done with a perfectly aligned grid and layout?

There's no "law" or "rule" which states a grid must be used or that everything must be perfectly aligned with other elements. Paul Rand would have exploded if forced to stick to boring grids and ...
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