Flexible grids are fantastic, but they can be intimidating. They look so clean and organized – how do you know where to put everything? Often it’s the small adjustments that make all the difference! That’s why I use the grid in Figure 1 as a starting point for all my designs.
I created the illustration below to show you 6 tips for creating your own custom grid using this illustration as an example.
Tip 1: Use a Grid Template
The first thing you’ll want to do is grab a grid template. This can be a blank Photoshop document, any existing PSD file, or any website template (such as those provided by Blogger or WordPress). For this tutorial, I’m using my blog layout (Figure 2).
Figure 2: my blog layout as a grid template**
Tip 2: Trace Your Illustration
Once you’ve traced your illustration down to individual elements, it’s time to add some extra space around each element. For this design I added 10px of space between each element. What you add will depend on the overall size and composition of your design – use these tips as a jumping off point and come up with something that works best for you!
Figure 3: Traced and expanded illustration with extra space added**
An art grid is used by artists to create a small painting. It is like a canvas made up of overlapped squares. The purpose of this device is to help artists draw a variety of shapes and sizes without having to constantly change their paper.
Art grids are available in varying sizes, but the standard size is 5×5 squares. By using an art grid, artists can create a small painting using just one sheet of paper.
Tina Turner has said that she loves her music and her life because she has learned how to be free with it. She has encouraged others to be free with their own creativity as well. She has said that everyone has an artistic side, and it is never too late to tap into that creativity. One method she uses to tap into her creativity is the art grid.
Art grids are used by many different kinds of artists, including Tina Turner herself, who uses them to create designs for her clothing line as well as for other artistic endeavors. This blog post focuses on several tips that will help you get the most out of your art grid experience!
Throughout the years I have seen too many designers and even photographers struggle to get the right composition in their designs. In this article I’m going to share with you some tips that will help you create the most interesting compositions possible.
I’ll start you off with a few tips then go into detail on each one so that you understand what I am referring to.
1. Use the rule of thirds
2. Divide the space equally
3. Use diagonals
4. Use a bright color in your photo or design
5. Create a focal point
6. Keep it simple
Art Grid is a free template that will help you to create your own artistic, creative and unique WordPress blog. If you need the right-angled creative layout for your next project, then this is the right place for you. It’s designed specially with art blogs in mind.
Tons of customization options are available for this design so feel free to play around with it and make it your own!
This theme is compatible with all major browsers including Internet Explorer 8+ and Firefox 3+.
Art Grid uses the best coding practices and standards and follows WordPress Theme Review guidelines. This is a child theme of Classy Pro Theme.**
The grid is a graphic design technique that uses a framework of intersecting vertical and horizontal lines to structure content before it’s typeset. Its purpose is to organize content into visually pleasing columns and rows.
Grids are not new; they have been used throughout history to create order in architecture, furniture design, painting, sculpture and printmaking. The grid is an effective way to display both text and images on the page and is extremely useful for creating a balance between text and white space in printed designs.
Tutorials on Grids
A List Apart: “Designing with CSS Grid”
CSS-Tricks: “Using CSS Grid: what, why, how?”
If you are having trouble drawing a grid, it might be helpful to know that there is more than one type of grid.
The first kind is a guide for the artist: a way for the artist to divide the canvas into sections that can be filled in with background, characters, and action. The second kind of grid divides the page into sections that connect with each other — emphasizing the flow and movement of a story.
Telling a Story
For this type of grid, you need to consider how your story will flow from one panel to another. You want each panel to set up the next one; this means they need to be connected by motion or emotion or some other aspect of storytelling. The easiest way to do this is by using shapes — like squares, triangles, diamonds — that can easily lead viewers’ eyes from one panel to the next. There are other ways to lead your viewers’ eyes around your page as well, such as with lines of dialogue, or by giving each panel a similar looking border. If you’re still not sure how to tell a story in panels, this article on comics may help: How To Tell A Story Using Comics .
For breaking news stories like natural disasters or wars, you may want to use more generic