Learn how to use grids to create better looking InDesign layouts.
- [Nigel] Whether you're designing a business card, a poster, a flyer, a printed magazine, a digital magazine, or a book your design will be better if you use a grid. I'm Nigel French, welcome to Designing with Grids in InDesign. Grids provide the structure that underpins good design. They take the guesswork out of where to place content on your page or screen, and they establish rhythm and hierarchy. Grids impose constraint, but they also give us flexibility. Part of using grids well is knowing when to break them, and I'll be talking about when you need to break your grid, either because it's too restrictive or for graphic effect. Let's get started.
- 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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