Grid Builder – Layout Composer

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Creating stunning lettering layouts has never been easier!

Grid Builder – Layout Composer

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 recolored 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.

Included in this set:

• 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 desktop 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

Zipped File Size: 22.2 MB

File Types Included: .ABR, .PNG, .AI, .PDF, .SVG, .TTF, .OTF

Software compatibility: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (and higher), Adobe Illustrator Version CS6 (and higher), Affinity, Sketch, Procreate will work with iPad products only, Other Autodesk SketchbookPro, Adobe Sketch

This product was originally featured in The ‘Create and Make’ Design Bundle

These images have been provided by the designer for presentational purposes only. Please refer to the Design Cuts license for terms of use.

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93 lovely comments from our community

  1. Drawings Stan

    Bonjour, je vien de faire l’achat de c’est plusieurs grilles puisque ca m’aideras vachement pour mes études mais aucun mail, juste la confirmation de mon achat, et l’argent a bien été retiré de mon compte en banque…( l’achat date de 2 jours ) est ce normal ? Ou dois-je attendre encore un peux de temps ? Merci de votre réponse.

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    • Carol Stratford

      Hey there,

      Thank you so much for your email and rest assured, I can definitely help! I have just sent over an email to get some more information from you about this so I can find out what has happened here for you :)

      Reply
  2. martinbornman

    Would it be possible to send me an email on how to use it on affinity?

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    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Martin,

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us!

      Just in case you haven’t seen these already Martin, Ian Barnard, the designer behind the Grid Builder has included some handy PDF guides to installing your resources, as well as a starter guide on how to work with your grids. So that you can access these PDF guides without further delay, I have emailed you some copies, and if you have any other questions Martin I can certainly help!

      Reply
  3. the365family

    I hate to bother you awesome people here, but could I trouble you for that same pdf explaining how to use it with typed text before I decide to buy or not.
    Thank y’all for always being spot on with customer service! Have a blessed day!

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    • Annabel Smith

      Thank you so much for your comment and rest assured this is a great question and not a bother at all!

      As the Grid Builder is intended for hand-drawn lettering, the designer has not included instructions for working with this one using typed text so I’m so sorry for any disappointment caused! The good news is that you can work with this one with typed text, and if you transform your text into a smart layer and use the grids to organize your layout, you should be able to manipulate your text easier, and more creatively than simply adjusting the text box.

      Rest assured i have also popped you over an email with more information to help you with this further so I hope that this helps!

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      • Greg

        Hi Annabel
        Could you possibly send me the email instructions for using this with typed text.

        Much appreciated
        Greg

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        • Annabel Smith

          Thanks for commenting Greg and it would be my pleasure!

          I have just sent you an email so I hope this helps :).

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          • Liesl

            Hi Annabel,

            Could I, too, please get a copy of those email instructions for using this with typed text?

            Thank you!

            Liesl

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            • Annabel Smith

              Thanks so much for commenting Liesl and of course I can!

              I have just sent an email on its way to you with some instructions to help, so I hope you enjoy giving it a whirl :)

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              • spalkowetz

                I am also on the fence, and would love to see the typed text instructions? Thanks!

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                • SJ- Community Manager

                  Hey there,

                  Thanks so much for your comment and I am so sorry for any confusion caused! Annabel has left these on the page already but here they are again or you:

                  As the Grid Builder is mainly intended for hand-drawn lettering, the designer has not included instructions for working with this one using typed text so I’m so sorry for any disappointment caused! To use this one with typed text, you can transform your text into a smart layer and use the grids to organise your layout, and should help you manipulate your text easier, and more creatively than simply adjusting the text box.

                  Just in case you are unsure how to turn your text into smart objects, I have popped in a link to a tutorial that should be able to help:

                  https://www.photoshopessentials.com/photoshop-text/text-effects/distort-perspective-text/

                  Reply
  4. Folashade Omisore

    I’m interested in this product if can be used with typed text. From the comments above, I’m not clear on whether it can be used in this manner. Could someone confirm before I purchase? Thanks.

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    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Folashade,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us and I’m so sorry for any confusion caused.

      As the Grid Builder is mainly intended for hand-drawn lettering, and does not automatically arrange your text for you, the designer has not included instructions for working with this one using typed text so I’m so sorry for any disappointment caused! The good news is that you can work with this one with typed text manually, and if you transformed your text into a smart layer and use the grids to organise your layout, you should be able to manipulate your text easier, and more creatively than simply adjusting the text box.

      Rest assured I have popped you over an email to help you further with this!

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        liviaclaizoni

        Hi Annabel, Super glad with the grid builder.
        Could I get the email to help with typed text as well?

        Many thanks!

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        • SJ Bennett

          That’s no problem at all Livia- Annabel is away on holiday at the moment, but i’ve just forwarded you her email instead :)

          Reply
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    Bill Vance

    Excited to use Grid Builder. Thanks for always having a good product at a good price!

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    • Annabel Smith

      Woohoo we’re so glad to hear that you are feeling super excited to take your new Grid Builder for a spin, happy designing Bill!

      Reply

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