Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!
Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Grid
Having trouble understanding how Illustrator's Grid system works? Well have no fear, this little tutorial will help you get started. It presents the basic concepts that you need to be aware of in order to be able to use it.
How to Use the Grid in Adobe Illustrator
To access the Grid, go to View > Show Grid in order to make it active.
To make sure that the objects of your Artboard are actually snapping to it, go to the View > Snap to Grid.
Adjust these settings by going to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid and changing the Gridline Every and Subdivisions values. The lower the values are, the harder the precision of the object's movements will be.
Want to see this in action? check out the video above to see this lesson at work!
A Bit More Detail
Want to learn more about the vast tools and settings in Adobe Illustrator? Check out these tutorials below:
- RoundupsThe A to Z of Adobe IllustratorMary Winkler
- Graphic DesignUnderstanding Adobe Illustrator's Grid SystemAndrei Stefan
- Adobe IllustratorHow to Create Pixel-Perfect Artwork Using Adobe IllustratorAndrei Stefan
- Adobe IllustratorNew Coffee Break Course on Using Layers and Artboards in Adobe IllustratorAndrew Blackman
This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We're aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!