Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Online Virtual Meeting


InDesign Layout and Grid Strategies


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Pacific Time

3:45-4:00 p.m. — Networking

4:00-5:45 p.m. — Presentation



In this presentation, designer, author and trainer Scott Citron will teach you how to create compelling book, magazine, and print layouts using the power of grids. Find out how the pros use grids to create compelling designs, and when to kick them to the curb.


You will learn:


  • When and how to use document grids to improve your design
  • When and how to use baseline grids for better typography
  • What are framed-based grids?
  • What are image grids?
  • When and how to break your reliance on grids
  • Third-party plug-ins and resources that make grids easier
  • Creating multi-column grids for better layouts



About the Presenter


Scott Citron is a New York-based designer and Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. In 2002 he founded the New York InDesign User Group, and lead the group for over 12 years. Scott is the author or co-author of two books for Adobe Press, and remains a contributor to InDesign Magazine, for which he was its original designer. Scott served for four years on the board of the Type Directors Club and has taught InDesign at Parsons School of Design, The New School, NYU, FIT, and Pratt Institute.



Free Raffles


Yes, we will still have raffles. And, for as long as we are able to do it, they're free.  You must attend the presentation to be eligible. All prizes will be delivered electronically. The Los Angeles InDesign User Group is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.



Raffle Prizes


Markzware. Any single product. 12 month subscription. Value $199.00

Choose one from the list below:

Q2ID (Quark to InDesign), Convert and open QuarkXPress files in InDesign.

PDF2DTP (PDF to InDesign), Convert PDF files to InDesign.

FC (FlightCheck), Check native and PDF files for printing quality.

IDMarkz, Open, preview, export and convert InDesign files.


Suitcase Fusion 10 from Extensis. 12 month subscription. Value $119.95.

Font management program that allows you to organize your fonts from one plane—including system fonts, purchased fonts, fonts synced from Adobe Typekit, Google fonts, etc.


InMotion Hosting. Web hosting and free domain. Value $90.00

Web hosting company.


Mighty Deals. Any one deal up to a value of $50.00

Products and services for creatives.


Adobe Stock. 15 image licenses. Value $44.00

Royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, and illustrations.





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