Join Sean Adams for an in-depth discussion in this video Multiple grids, part of Layout and Composition: Grids.
- I wish there were only one way…to make a successful grid structure.…It would be much easier to explain…if I could say "Do this. And this.…And it will work."…But the types of information we encounter…are so varied that this is impossible.…You need multiple grid concepts…to work with many types of content.…Sometimes, this variation in content…exists in one publication.…Think of a magazine, for example.…Magazines have monthly articles…that are the same in each issue,…and features in the center of the magazine…that can be different each time.…
If all the content used the exact same grid,…the magazine would lose the delineation between these.…Proportions are at the core of employing…multiple grids in one publication.…I can design a grid with eight columns…for monthly articles, and four for the features.…The hang lines on each can change,…but I make sure I'm working with divisions…or multiples of the same units.…I also maintain the same margins…and place for page numbers on both structures.…
Now, bear with me. This is the math part.…
- Why grids and proportions?
- The elements of a grid
- The types of grids
- Designing a master grid
- Asymmetrical vs. symmetrical grids
- Working with column and modular grids
- Managing multiple grids
- Designing posters with a grid
- Using grids in other design projects
Skill Level Beginner
InDesign CC 2013 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner9h 31m Beginner
2. The Pieces
4. Publications and Magazines
6. Other Formats
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