Saturday, May 19, 2012

Designing w/ a grid adds order to the chaos that the creative process often brings. Using a grid is easy in Illustrator or InDesign. Both apps allow the user to save and import a grid as a template. Photoshop doesn't have the same function. The best alternative is to create paths/convert to lines using brush tool/ then save and place that grid as a template into a new doc.

1. Blank PSD doc

2. Grid

3. Path tool converted to stroke ( 2 pt width)

4. grid placed in PSD doc with images 

5. images layout using grid

A grid can be the calm that the creative storm needs. Adding structure and stability making a page feel clean and easy to read.

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