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We did the tedious stuff. The glory is all yours.

We made an effort to cover just about every type of grid you can think of - and then some. And we carefully considered the best way to prepare each set to save you the maximum amount of time and effort - and ensure the best results possible.

From working in pixel-view mode to help control the way strokes rasterize, to selecting cell sizes and stroke weights for different video finishing sizes, to ensuring horizontal and vertical edge symmetry - we embraced the brain damage so you can create.

Simply drag and drop these presized PNGs into compositions in any version of After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Vegas, Photoshop or any other video/image editing/compositing application. Adjust transparency, tint and blending. Done!

No math to determine apropriate grid spacing and offsets, no plugin or script installation hassles, no version incompatibility issues and no momentum-killing Illustrator work. Just fast, easy, high-quality results from folks who understand what you need.



Hexagonal Grid Overlays

Delicious, crisp, pixel-precise hex grids in a variety of cell sizes and stroke weights - sized, centered and individually prepared for both HD and 2K screens, and UHD and 4K screens.

14 drag-and-drop 24-bit PNG files for each screen size
5 grid densities: extra fine to extra coarse
2-3 stroke versions for each grid: light, medium, heavy
Our standard royalty-free license applies. View

388K zip file download

1.8 MB zip file download




Logarithmic Grid Overlays

Not-so-standard grids that almost everyone remembers (or doesn't) from maths. Great for a slightly different look.
View all nine log grid styles.

9 different log scale grids - standard to stylized.
Straight and "prepared" versions of each grid. What's this?
Individually prepped for HD, 2K, UHD and 4K work.
Our standard royalty-free license applies. View

184K zip file download

211K zip file download




Engineering Grid Overlays

22 different configurations of crisp, pixel-precise, orderly arrangements of x and y space. Great for background texture.
View all 22 engineering grid styles.

3 primary grid styles, various subdivisions for each
Straight and "prepared" versions of each grid. What's this?
Individually prepped for HD, 2K, UHD and 4K screens.
Our standard royalty-free license applies. View

462K zip file download

520K zip file download




Polar Grid Overlays (coming soon)

A collection of polar grids with both regular and logarithmic longitude intervals and a variety of latitude intervals.

8 different polar grids - standard to stylized.
Straight and "prepared" versions of each grid. What's this?
Individually prepped for HD, 2K, UHD and 4K work.
Our standard royalty-free license applies. View




Voronoi / Delaunay Grid Overlays (coming soon)

Larry Ellison used the "perturbed tesselation" motif to design his driveway - no kidding.

Light, medium and heavy stroke versions of each grid
5 grid densities: extra fine to extra coarse
Individually prepped for HD, 2K, UHD and 4K work.
Our standard royalty-free license applies. View




Unusual / Exotic Grid Overlays (coming soon)

Things found far from the beaten path that will help add a unique visual touch to your compositions.

Details to come
Our standard royalty-free license applies. View




Explainer: What are "prepared" overlays?

When we looked very carefully at the way grids have been used in many of our favorite motion graphics pieces, we noticed that grid line intersections were almost always brighter than the grid lines themselves. It's a subtle detail, but one we think makes a difference.

To provide you with options (but no additional work), we created each of our Log Grids, Polar Grids and Engineering Grids in two versions: unprepared (all grid lines set to 100% opacity) and prepared (all grid lines set to 70% opacity) which creates the brighter pixels wherever grid lines intersect. Prepared file version names end with "FX" - "A6 Grid Log 04 4K FX.png."

Unprepared grid overlay

Unprepared grid overlay - all lines set to 100% opacity

Prepared grid overlay

Prepared grid overlay - all lines set to 70% opacity




Looking sharp: why we work in Illustrator's pixel-view mode (and why it matters to you)

We prepare and pre-proof much of our work using Illustrator's pixel-view mode to ensure that all strokes are snapped to pixels for the cleanest, sharpest appearence in whatever app you are using. Additional info and Illustrator/Premiere/After Effects screen shots to come.




Engineering Grid Samples

Here are individual samples of the 22 styles of engineering grid overlays. These have been reduced from 2K (2048 pixels) to 800 pixels wide and placed against a blueprint paper background with grid line opacity set to 60%.

In the HD and 2K versions, the heavy (primary) grid lines, at full size, are three pixel strokes. The fine (secondary or subdivision) grid lines are one pixel strokes. In the UHD and 4K versions, those values are doubled (6 pixels / 2 pixels).

Additional images to show how the HD/UHD versions were derived from the 2K/4K versions are coming soon.

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