Writing Lines Digital Planner Template Kit

Writing Lines Digital Planner Template Kit
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. One paper will have lines that are 16 pixels apart. The other, for those with large hand writing, has lines that are 24 pixels apart. When finished, we will store these lines in the fillerPapers artboard. That way, they will be ready when we want to add lines to any of your paper designs.

Open your 002_digitalPlannerTemplateKit document in to Affinity® Designer. We will be working in the fillerPapers artboard (see screenshot).

  1. Select the fillerPapers artboard. Zoom in closer if needed.

  2. In the Context toolbar, set the Fill to null, the Stroke to 1 px and the Stroke Color to Black.

  3. When creating your paper designs, you will want to add writing lines in to some designs. All you will need to do is copy and paste these lines from the artboard and in to your paper design. Then, you can change the line color for each new paper design as you wish.

  4. Draw a horizontal line across the canvas at the top of the artboard.

  5. In the Transform panel, set the Y to 24 and the Width to 612 px (see screenshot).

  6. Now, we have our line at 24 pixels from the top edge and at the same width as the page base. We just need to duplicate this line to fill the paper.

  7. From the top Menubar, click File - Duplicate. Drag the new line downward 24 px (see screenshot).

  8. Now we will use the Power Duplicate feature to create a new line 24 px below the second. Repeat the next step until the template is full (see screenshot).

  9. From the top Menubar, click File - Duplicate.

  10. Let's group the lines together.

  11. Select all of the line layers in the Layers panel, right-click and choose Group. Name the group layer writingLines 24 apart (see screenshot).

  12. Turn off the visibility for the writingLines layer.

Repeat the previous steps to create a group of lines that are 16 pixels apart. Start with the first line 16 pixels from the top and duplicate that line until the template is full. Name this second group of lines writingLines 16 apart.

Save your work (File - Export as Template).

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Screenshots used by permission of Serif (Europe) Ltd. This article is not endorsed by Serif Ltd.
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