Grid Systems : Calculate grids for layouts in InDesign with the help of the Easy Grid Calculator

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 in adobe, design, grid systems, tutorial | 9 Comments

Set Left to 3 units and you will see from the Closest match that now we only need only to add one more unit to the Margins. … In the case when you want to use greater leading, smaller page size or even more columns and rows you will find it harder to make things fit.

6 links to help you get into grid based design

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in grid systems, type | One Comment

I got a request from a designer who wants to get started with grid based design, or at least wants to know what it is all about. The question was like this: Can you recommend a good primer on grids? Seems to me all material I find on it is way beyond what I’d call […]

Grid Systems – Easy Grid Calculator

Posted on May 24, 2010 in grid systems, tutorial | 4 Comments

The Grid Calculator InDesign plug-in is by the way awesome because it not only calculates the grid but also sets the whole thing up in InDesign ready to go and ready to be saved for later use. … But it is also possible to play with number of columns and rows and fiddle with the units in the Margin section to let everything fit and the measurements for the margins are calculated at the same time.

The Grid Calculator

Posted on Aug 27, 2009 in grid systems, type | No Comments

It means you can leave Grid Calculator and paste the information into the document you are working on and don’t have to go back and forth to copy one field at the time. … So, if you are ready to jump on the grid bandwagon, read my articles about grid making in Illustrator and use the Grid Calculator to speed up the process.

Wallpaper : Geigy Chemicals

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 in design, grid systems | No Comments

geigychemicals A chemical can shown with this article on AisleOne inspired me to make this wallpaper which is free for you to download and use on your computer. Size is 1920×1200 px.

Grid Systems – Making grids in Illustrator 2

Posted on Jun 29, 2009 in adobe, grid systems, tutorial, type | 16 Comments

As I mentioned before, if we are going to have the same width of margins on both left and right we have to use a number of Document Grid units that the number of columns divides into, minus one.

…The only thing we needed to do if we wanted to have the f-line all over the page (might be useful in some other grid you make later) we select this line, go to Obejct > Transform > Move and put -4.477 pt in the vertical field and we are done.

Grid Systems – Making grids in Illustrator

Posted on Jun 2, 2009 in adobe, grid systems, tutorial, type | 21 Comments

It only allows you to set it for even sided squares, while InDesign lets you set different measurements for horizontal and vertical lines. iddocumentgrid On the other hand Adobe Illustrator which is a one-page program (although CS4 has multiple artboards) has some other tools that are just as great in its own way, tools that can really speed up the making of the grids. … Do the same with the horizontal guides using 210 mm for the width and turn them also into guides. makeguides When you make your next grid, after this tutorial you might consider if it suits you better to keep the lines in their green color and not to make them into Illustrator guides, but at least you should move them into their own Layer.