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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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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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Snap to grid in Inkscape

I'm not sure when this changed, but in Inkscape 1.2, there is a magnet icon in the top right hand corner of the screen that says "Toggle snapping on/off (%)". Clicking that button turns on ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to create evenly spaced grids in Inkscape?

There are several interpretations for this question: a) you want a page grid with dots, so you can align your drawing to it: File > Document properties > Grids: New rectangular grid. Set spacing and ...
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How to reset Rectangle Grid Tool in Illustrator?

Double-click the Rectangular Grid Tool in the Toolbar. You can set the options there, or remove what is problematic. These are the defaults.....
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In Adobe Illustrator, is there a way to lock only an object's position?

No Illustrator objects are either locked entirely, or not locked entirely. It is not possible to lock only specific aspects of any object within Adobe Illustrator.
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In Adobe Illustrator, is there a way to lock only an object's position?

Use the Eyedropper Tool instead. Make sure everything is unselected (ctrl-shift-A), set the fill/stroke color to what you want, then apply the color to any shapes with the Eyedropper (I to set tool, ...
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What's an efficient way to align text within the cells of a polar grid?

This method involves a bit of setting up. Draw the polar grid and lock its layer For one column, create arcs positioned for the text Use the Type on a Path tool to add some text, centre each, maybe ...
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Snap to grid in Inkscape

Quick Answer (TL;DR) In addition to the excellent answers already given, here are some addons: use snap-to bounding box [FN000] place the mouse pointer closest to the edge you want to use as the ...
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How to stop Photoshop CC from snapping to other elements?

Background Found out what I needed to do! The culprit is Adobe's so-called "Smart Guides"; they do not have an option in the View > Snap menu, which is why I went around and around for hours ...
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How can I reset the grid rotation in Illustrator?

You can find the rotation in: Edit → Preferences → General... Set Constrain Angle to 0°
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How to grid inside of a shape on Illustrator

You could use clipping mask instead. Create your shape over your grid. right click > Clipping mask
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How can I create guides in Illustrator that are at any angle, not horizontal or vertical?

If you are working in Adobe Illustrator then you can draw any line or shape and then go to View > Guides > Make Guides to change that shape into a guide. Items will snap to these guides in ...
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Setting text in a grid, neatly

As I said it hard to do that task using Acrobat Illustrator so I suggest to do it using Indesign. before I begin I have to apologize of making a long solution and for not doing all the step... some ...
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Remove grey vertical bars in Sketch

Those are the Layout grid guides – they are just helpers and do not export with the JPGs (for example). Their purpose is to help out with aligning your layout. You can disable them by pressing on the ...
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