Create a Digital Planner Template Kit

Digital Art and Design
In this tutorial series, we will be creating a template kit with various paper design templates for a planner to be used in GoodNotes.

Digital Planner Design & 8 pt Grid Design System star
In this tutorial, we will discuss the popular 8 pixel or point grid system used for web or mobile designs. Although the grid system was made for designing UI layouts for website and apps, it can also be used by designers of other products, such as planners and other digital stationary.

Digital Planner Design Startup Document star
In this tutorial, we will customize the workspace for working with an 8 point or pixel grid system. As mentioned before, I will be working in Affinity Designer. However, most other design software have the same features that I will be using. So you can use the design software of your choice.

Digital Planner Kit Design - Two Column Layout star
In this Affinity Designer tutorial, we will begin building the gird layouts for our digital planner template kit. These are the Manuscript grid layout and the two and three column grid layouts.

Digital Planner Template Kit - Artboards star
In this Affinity Designer tutorial, we will start building our template kit. We will be using the Artboard feature to create a multi-page document. We will create one artboard for each type of grid layout.

Digital Planner Template Kit Grid of Dots star
We are almost finished. The last filler paper that we will add to our template kit will be the dot grid. Basically it's the same process that we used for the other filler paper elements, except we will add dots over the canvas.

GoodNotes Squared Paper Layout star
We will examine the GoodNotes Squared Paper layout. As this layout is a simple grid created by the horizontal and vertical lines on the page, we will use it as an example for our own grid design system which we will use when building various page design templates for our template kit.

How to Use Digital Planner Template Kit star

INDEX Create a Digital Planner Template Kit star
In this tutorial series, we will be creating a template kit with various paper design templates for a planner to be used in GoodNotes. The templates will be based on an 8 point or pixel grid design system and will have simple layouts with placeholders for text and design elements.

Planner Template Kit - Lined Note Paper Layout star
In this Affinity Designer tutorial, we will create a simple paper layout for a notes page in a digital planner. This paper design will be the first layout design for our Digital Planner Template Kit. It will have a text placeholder for the title at the top of the page and lines for writing notes wit

Planner Template Kit - Yearly Layout Template star
In this Affinity Designer tutorial, we will design a yearly planner page layout template for the digital planner template kit. Starting from the threeColumnLayout template, this layout will have a small rectangle for each month.

Planner Template Kit -Three Column Layout star
Let's continue working on our two and three column layouts for our digital Planner Template Kit.

Square Grid Digital Planner Template Kit star
In this Affinity Designer tutorial, we will build the square grid filler paper for our digital planner template kit. For this paper, both the vertical and horizontal lines will be 16 pixels apart.

Startup Document Global Details star

Studying Preinstalled GoodNotes Paper star
In this tutorial, we will take a look at the preinstalled squared paper design in GoodNotes. We will also create a GoodNotes notebook.

Types of Layouts in 8 pt Grid Design System star
In this tutorial, we will take a look at the types of grid layouts that are used with the 8 pixel or point grid system. We will discuss the layouts that work best for digital planner page designs. As you will see, choosing a grid layout for your page design will depend on the content on the page.

Writing Lines Digital Planner Template Kit star
One very basic design element that you will find in any digital planner template kit is lined paper for hand writing with the digital pen. We will create two versions of lined paper.

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