Illustrator: Designing with Grids and Guides

Illustrator: Designing with Grids and Guides

Guides, grids, and tools related to these bring structure and consistency to your designs. By suggesting visual relationships, such tools can help you design more efficiently and experiment more easily with different layout options. In this course, learn how to work with the suite of guide and grid tools in Adobe Illustrator to improve your designs and mockups. Review fundamental concepts—including how to set basic guide options and grid preferences—and discover how to create modular and baseline grids, and work with perspective and diagonal grids. Plus, learn how to create a grid from an object mosaic, a logo from a grid of circles, and more.

Topics include:

  • Reviewing grid and guide tools
  • Using the GuideGuide plugin for Illustrator
  • Creating modular and baseline grids
  • Designing using constraint angles
  • Creating a pattern from a grid
  • Creating type with a grid
  • Creating a grid from an object mosaic


  • 英文名称:Illustrator: Designing with Grids and Guides
  • 时长:1小时22分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. Using the exercise files
  3. Basic guide options
  4. Global and artboard rulers
  5. Grid preferences and settings
  6. Smart Guides and snap to options
  7. The pixel grid
  8. The transparency grid
  9. Work with the GuideGuide plugin
  10. Create a modular grid
  11. Create a baseline grid
  12. Convert shapes to guides
  13. Radial grid: Example 1
  14. Radial grid: Example 2
  15. Work with a perspective grid
  16. Design using constraint angles
  17. Work with a diagonal grid
  18. Work with construction guides
  19. Create a pattern from a grid
  20. Create type with a grid
  21. Create a gradient mesh
  22. Create a grid from an object mosaic
  23. Create a penguin logo with a grid of circles
  24. Next steps