Creating a Smart Grid

Smart Grid allows you to format a persistent grid where each cell holds one image. This feature can help present ideas and storyboard your illustrations or photos within your workspace.

You can specify the number of rows, columns, and cell height and width. In addition, images auto-fit to cells and respect the aspect ratio.

Note: Smart Grid differs from the alignment tool, which arranges group-selected assets in a grid format but does not create a persistent grid object.

There are two ways to create a Smart Grid:

  • Create an empty Smart Grid, then drag and drop images
  • Group-select images, then create a Grid

Creating an Empty Smart Grid

You can create an empty Smart Grid and move images into it afterward.

To create an empty Smart Grid:

  1. Open a workspace.

  2. Select :add_content: (Add Content) in the workspace toolbar.

  3. Select :smart_grid: (Smart Grid).

  4. The Add grid pop-up screen appears. The default dimensions for an empty grid are five by five cells, with cell width and height set to 100.

  5. Adjust the Columns, Rows, Cell width, and Cell height using the + and buttons.
    Note: You can click and hold the + and - buttons to rapidly increase or decrease the values.

  6. Select Add grid when you are finished.

  7. A grid with the dimensions you specified appears. Populate the Smart Grid by dragging and dropping images into the cells.

Create a Smart Grid Using a group of images

  1. Open a workspace.

  2. Group select a collection of images.

  3. Select :more_options: (More options) to open the context menu.

  4. Selet Create, then Grid.

  5. The Add grid pop-up window opens. The columns and rows will default to fit the number of images selected.

  6. Adjust the grid and cell size as necessary.

  7. Select Add grid when you are finished.

The grid appears with the dimensions you set and the selected images inside it.

You’re ready to open your workspace and add a new Smart Grid! :bluescape_home: