Discover some useful tips for working with a document grid in Adobe InDesign.
- [Instructor] So I've created the layout grid … of 12 columns and eight rows. … So, so far, we have our layout grid, … which defines our rows and columns. … We have our baseline grid, … defining our baseline grid increment … and we have our column guides, in violet and magenta, … which define our type area. … We can optionally in addition add a document grid. … Now it's rare for me to want to do this … because as you will see, … it does create quite a lot of visual confusion. … But using a document grid, we do … get the option to further subdivide … our baseline grid increment. … So let me come to my grid's preferences. … You'll find these under the edit menu, … if you are a Windows user. … And then to document grid. … Well, I'm going to change the grid line to every 12 points. … Remember, that's the increment of our baseline. … With just a single subdivision … for both the vertical and the horizontal. … And now I'll turn the grid on. … And I can use the keyboard shortcut … for that as well, which is command, …
- Why grids matter
- Setting up a modular grid
- Determining margins, page size, and aspect ratio
- Creating a baseline grid
- Creating a cap height grid
- Text wraps and grids
- Object styles and grid
- Using the Gridify feature
- Breaking your grid with images
- Shaping text frames
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
1. Grids: An Overview
2. Setting Up a Grid
3. Using a Baseline Grid in InDesign
4. Grid-Related InDesign Tools and Features
5. Breaking the Grid
6. Third-Party Grid Tools
Grid Calculator Pro6m 31s
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