a tool available in many graphic manipulation and layout programmes: the automatic alignment of objects in relation to other objects or a predefined mesh.

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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

I am working in Illustrator (15.0.2 (CS5) or 16.0.0 (CS6)) and when I try to move objects small distances, they snap to the nearest two pixels on some invisible grid. I can't find anything in the ...
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Snap to line according center

I need to snap and center two rotated rectangles. I see only View-> Snap to Grid and View->Snap to Point. I suppose none of them are that useful for me. How can I snap the two rectangles together ...
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Snap a path to itself

I would like to create a path in Inkscape, snapping some of its nodes to itself while drawing it. As an example, in the image below, I would like D, E and F to be snapped to the segment AB,BC,CD, ...
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Lines with arrowheads between centers of circles

I've been doing things the slow way with this issue, but I am wondering (really hoping!) if there is a faster way. I'm using Adobe Illustrator. Say I want to draw a line between two circles (behind ...
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Objects not snapping correctly. (Overshooting or undershooting target)

I have a rectangle that should be snapping to the lines of the other rectangles on my artboard, but it keeps overshooting the mark. Can anyone advise on how to get it to snap the other objects lines ...
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Snap to grid in Inkscape

How do I set up snap to grid in Inkscape? I have a grid enabled but snapping doesn't seem to be working. This answer pointed me in the right direction but still didn't solve my problem. I am sharing ...
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Is it possible for Inkscape to snap to a path's border instead of the path?

For example, if I've got a path with a 3px border, I'd like it to snap to the edge of the border and not to the path its self? Here's a square which has the path snap to the guides instead of the ...
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Affinity Designer Toggle Snapping [closed]

I'm using Affinity Designer (excellent program). Maybe I'm silly, but I can't find this anywhere: is there a hotkey for toggling the snapping? Sometimes it's useful for just one operation, and I don'...
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How do you align an image to pixels in Illustrator

I have align to pixels turned on for new objects, but an image I placed earlier is not aligned to pixels, though it's exactly 1440 x 900. How do I set Illustrator so that when I move this image object,...
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Illustrator: is there a way to toggle snapping while moving anchor points?

Situation While moving anchor points around and… …you currently have Snap to Point and Smart Guides turned On and …you momentarily don't want the points to snap during this operation Problem …you ...
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Smart guide snapping not accurate

I have setup a isometric grid by creating smart guider rotated 120 degrees and working with the intersect points. When I'm working on vertex level this works great but when I want to group my object ...
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Move guide line after snapping object in Inkscape

In Inkscape, I've placed a guide line. I've then snapped several objects to that line. I now want to move the guide line and have the objects move with it (since they are snapped). How can I do this? ...
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Why are my pixels not aligning to grid in Illustrator?

I have a small Problem that occurs from time to time. Sometimes, when I copy things or when I put an object from the symbol library on my page, the whole file gets messed up. The screenshot shows it....
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Illustrator CC Snap to Grid with Pen Tool Not Working Correctly

This is my first time using Illustrator CC and I'm just trying to draw some simple shapes with the pen tool and snap to grid turned on. It's a bit hard to see the grid in the image, but I've zoomed ...
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Snapping 2 objects together in Sketch 3

I am trying to use Sketch 3 to create some SVG icons. One of the big reasons I am using SVG icons is the ability to have multiple color however to do that, the SVG must be multiple shapes. The ...
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Is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator CS5, is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines? This is the effect I'm aiming to create: I have created my grid and now I want my brush to align or snap to the ...
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Is it possible to show symbol grid in Illustrator?

If I turn on grid inside symbol, then it has no relation with symbol's coordinates and it's registration point, which is at zero. So I can't use snap-to-grid function correctly. How to fix/overcome?...
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Grid Template Not Snappable in Fireworks CS6

I've seen many blogs highly recommend using a grid like 960 for prototyping in newer version of Fireworks. I'm using CS6. When I create a new fireworks document from template, I select the Grid12....
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How do I stop Illustrator from changing my anchor coordinates?

I am an Architecture student creating some graphics for my website. I am trying to set up some construction lines for my graphics and the snap to points tool is not setting my anchor points to the ...
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Snapping shape anchor points to a curved path in Illustrator

I have a curved path generated with the line tool followed by the Zig Zag filter to which I'd like to snap a shape I've drawn. I would like it that the shape can be dragged only along the line (like a ...
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PowerPoint 2010: Snapping still happening even after turning off

In PowerPoint 2010, I have turned off "snap objects to grid" and "snap objects to other objects". However, when I draw a line and it goes close to certain points on the perimeter of another object, it ...
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Illustrator: How to accurately align shapes

i didn't really use Illustrator before, but i'm having troubles with some basic things such as aligning shapes together accurately. I'm using this auto-snap feature to align things but it's never ...
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GIMP 2.8.16, weird bug cursor aligning to grid, windows 7 [closed]

Whenever I am trying to draw/paint in gimp my cursor seems to be snapping to every other pixel or two? Brush size of 4px, I would like it to be smooth when I draw. I should note, this only appears ...
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Snapping to grid while using smart guides

Here it says I can't use snap to grid and smart guides at the same time: Note: When Snap To Grid or Pixel Preview is turned on, you cannot use Smart Guides (even if the menu command is selected)....
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Change snapping boundary

Here it says when using "snap to grid", that it snaps when I am within 2 px of the grid When the object’s boundaries come within 2 pixels of a gridline, it snaps to the point. How can I change ...
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Is there a way in Illustrator to “snap” open paths to a curve or detect when they are not?

We are working on projects that are basically all open paths. However, we run into the following situation a lot: If we change the shape of one curve, all other paths that had "intersected" are now ...
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Snap object to guides in Photoshop CS6 vs CS5

I just recently upgraded to Photoshop CS6, and so far, I've run into a major issue regarding my workflow. In CS5, I was able to have an image snap to an intersection of guides (in this case, the ...
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How can I show snapto lines in Photoshop CS 5.5?

I've been using CS 5.1 at work and it will show lines (green and sometimes pink) when it is snapping to other object's alignments. I use 5.5 at home and layers will still snap to others, but they will ...
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3ds max snapping one vertex to the position of another

I am trying to snap a vertex to the position of another vertex but on the Z axis to its right above it. I remember doing this back the days I started 3D stuff but forgot how to do it.
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How to stop Photoshop CC from snapping to other elements?

I'm trying to move elements around on the grid, but Photoshop CC keeps trying to snap to other elements in the image. I've tried turning off View > Snap and then turning on View > Snap To > ...
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How to snap to point?

I've been playing around with Sketch 3 only to figure out you can't snap to points. For example if you have a shape and you want to draw a line from one point to another, it won't be accurate and snap ...
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How I can adjust the pen tool to the standard gray grid in Sketch3?

you see the pen tool does not meet the standard grid
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How can I get visual queues for anchor snap in the new Illustrator CC 2015.2

Before the last update Illustrator would give a visual queue when it snapped to anchors. Now it only displays an ambiguous "intersect", and when there's a lot of elements, it's difficult to know ...