Using grids


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Using grids

There are many designers who prefer to do their pencil sketches on graph paper. In fact, many times when working inside of Illustrator it may be helpful to use a grid to assist in laying out your artwork. To view your grid you would go to the View menu and choose this option here called Show Grid. The grid itself is made up of larger squares with smaller subdivisions inside of it. Going back to the View menu for a moment here, you'll see there's a setting here called Snap to Grid. When this setting is turned on, as you move objects around on your artboard, it will snap to these squares on the grid.

This can be very helpful in different types of design, but perhaps more importantly is getting the grid to be set up so that it represents exactly what you need it to. To do that, we'll go to Preferences. I'll press Command+K on a Mac or Control+K on Windows to bring up the Preferences dialog box and then from the pop-up menu, I'll go to where it says Guides and Grid. If we ta...

Using grids
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Using grids provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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