Grid Builder - Layout Composer
Grid Builder - Creating stunning lettering layouts has never been easier!
Something that I struggle with and I know you guys do to, is laying out a great composition within your lettering work. You have the quote or words you want to use, you know the style, but you just get stuck with how to lay it out, so it doesn't look like letters just thrown onto a page.
So together (Stefan Kunz and myself) we thought about how we could produce something that could make this process as easy as possible, but still giving you guys the tools to create completely unique pieces of art.
That's when we came up with Grid Builder. A set of 35 individual grid shapes that you can place together to act as guides when creating your layouts. They can be resized, stretched and re-colored so that every layout you compose will look completely different from the next.
What's more, they work in nearly all of the top lettering programs. Brushes in Procreate, Custom Shapes & Brushes in Adobe Photoshop and drag & drop Symbols in Adobe Illustrator. So whether you have an iPad, Surface, Wacom or Desktop Computer there is an option that can work for you.
Want to use it with your pens and pencils? No problem, compose them in one of the above programs and print it off!
Want to use it in a program not listed below? Use the Grid Builder font in apps like Keynote, Powerpoint, CorelDraw, Canva, anything that has the access to fonts.
• 35 x Procreate Brushes
• 35 x Adobe Photoshop Brushes / Custom Shapes
• 35 x Adobe Illustrator Symbols
• 35 x Adobe Sketch Brushes
• 35 x Affinity Designer Brushes / Assets
• 35 x Autodesk Sketchbook Pro Brushes (PC & Mac only)
• 35 x Sketch App Symbols
• Grid Builder FONT otf & ttf
• Individual Image Files - PNG/PDF/SVG
• Composition Guide PDF
• Installation instructions for each app
What apps can I use it in?
On the iPad:
- Affinity Designer
- Adobe Fresco
- Adobe Sketch
On the Mac/PC Desktop:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Affinity Designer
- Sketchbook Pro
- Sketch App
- Unfortunately, no apps are compatible yet, though it does include individual image files and a Font of the grids if that is something you can work with.
Minimum Requirements for Adobe Apps
Adobe Photoshop CS6-CC / Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC
Save the zipped file to your desktop, uncompress it and then add the items to your iCloud drive to be able to access on your iPad. If you are downloading straight to your iPad then install the free app "FileExplorer Free" or "Documents by Readdle" onto your iPad first, then you'll be able to open the zip file. Make sure to use Safari as Chrome won't let you download a zipped file!
If you're having any problems unzipping your download then please watch this video:
Please watch the below video to see how to add multiple brushes at once, as Procreate doesn't have this feature and so a workaround is needed otherwise you'll have to import them one-by-one.
Should you experience any problems not found within these instructions then please to reach out to me via my contact form.
Thanks, Ian & Stefan