Sketch Grid


Proportion Grid Creator Upload a photo, crop it to match the size of your canvas, and add grid lines. With the Proportion Grid Creator you can quickly place a drawing grid over your reference photo. After a few quick steps you'll have a great tool to get the perfect proportions for your next painting! Grid drawing is a temporary exercise, like riding a bicycle with safety wheels. Eventually, you will ditch the safety wheels and never look back. You might encounter online backlash when posting your grid drawings. You can display a sketch grid in an active sketch or drawing and set options for the grid display and snap functionality. The options for grid spacing and minor grid lines per major lines apply to the rulers in drawings as well as to sketching and drawing grid lines. To set grid and snap options for the active document.

Sketch Grid Maker

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  1. The Canvas. The Canvas is where you create your designs. It’s infinite, so you can set things up however you like and work directly on the Canvas itself without worrying about running out of space. If you’d prefer to work within a fixed frame, you can add Artboards to your Canvas. Read More →
  2. The Toolbar. The toolbar provides quick and easy access to important tools and actions you’ll use a lot in the Mac app. It comes with a handy set of defaults but you customize it with different buttons to suit your needs. To do so, control-click on it and choose Customize Toolbar… or choose View > Customize Toolbar…. Read More →
  3. The Inspector. In the Inspector, you’ll find settings for any layers you’ve selected, or controls for the tool or feature you’re using. Read More →
  4. The Layer List. In the Layer List, you can see and select from all of the pages in your document, and see the Artboards and layers on each page. Read More →
  5. The Components View . In the Components View you’ll find all the Symbols, Text Styles, Layer Styles, and Color Variables in your document. You can create, manage, search and find all components in the Components View. Read More →

Sketch Grid Template

Tip: To hide the Mac app’s UI, and view just your work on the Canvas, choose View > Hide Interface in the menu (or press + .) to toggle Presentation Mode.

When you have a bunch of objects that are not nicely arranged, select them all and choose Arrange > Make Grid... from the Menu Bar at the top of the screen.

Sketch Grid Generator

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The Grid Tool dialogue box will appear allowing you to decide how to organize the selected objects in terms of vertical rows and horizontal columns. The margin then allows you to determine spacing between them. Lastly you may choose to make oddly shaped objects 'Boxed' in order to create even spacing when objects are not very squarish.

The result is a perfectly positioned set of objects.

You may also use the Make Grid tool to replicate a single object into a grid. For example, the above grid could have been creating by starting with a single black square, then using Make Grid with exactly the same options.