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For general eyeballing it.....if you select both object, the bounding box encompasses both. Use the handled on the bounding box to place guides. There's your center point. For precision, select the objects and note the W and H measurements in the Info Panel. 122.394 x 50.579 in this case Select the top, leftmost object. Then choose Object > ...


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Place the guide at your starting point, adjacent to the edge of the object you'd like to move it away from. Make sure lock guides is off. Click the guide, hit Enter on your keyboard. In the move dialog type the distance you'd like the guide to move either vertically or horizontally. Bing! You're done.


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Draw a line , or any object, at the edge of the object. Then use Object > Transform > Move to move the line the distance you want. Then use View > Guides > Make Guides to make the line a guide. With Illustrator any path can be made into a guide. So basically just create objects and then turn them into guides. In fact, if you have an existing ...


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You can do this with Photoshop using the Ruler Tool and a Custom Measurement Scale. Using your provided image as an example, do the following: Activate the Ruler Tool (you may have to click and hold the eyedropper tool) Check the Use Measurement Scale tickbox on the top toolbar Measure the width of the provided scale (541 pixels) Go to Analysis → Set ...


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I would do similar to what Joonas said in comment. Guide to bottom edge of one object (obj 1), guide to top and bottom of the next object (obj 2). Draw a rectangular marquee from bottom edge of obj 1 to the top edge of obj 2 then drag the marquee so the top of the marquee is at the bottom edge of obj 2. Drag a guide down. Repeat. Might need to switch ...


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While not 3D, if you get files into a form Adobe Illustrator can read, you could use Astute Graphics Dynamic Measure function part of their Vector Scribe package. Dynamic measure offers the ability to measure the distance along any path, regardless of whether the path is straight or not.


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Since STL is a format typically used for 3D CAD models, it makes sense to use a CAD program to try to open it. And you don't necessarily need a specialized tool to calculate arc length if you're able to calculate the formula for the curve, which you ought to be able to in theory since it's how 3D models and other vector formats are typically stored. That ...


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Your method already seems like the best way to do it (using coordinates and calculator that is). However, if you need to do it for too many items you could write a gimp-script that saves you time. Here's a tutorial on how to write those : http://gimp.open-source-solution.org/manual/gimp-using-script-fu-tutorial-first-script.html


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Ink is a free plugin that will provide spec documentation for your Photoshop document. It provides layer measurements, text formatting, and layer style information with the option of turning any or all of these on and off. To install, download and run the Ink plugin from the link above. Once installed, reopen Photoshop and open the extension by going to ...


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There's this Photoshop script that is free, called Pixelmeasure. It's not as complete as SpecKing, you will need to first make a selection and then run the script to get the measurements. If you have ever done site mockups in Photoshop and needed to mark these with pixel measurements you know what an incredibly tedious task this can be. I ...


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A couple of simpler ways to get guides exactly between things. If you want a point instead (e.g. to read off co-ordinates), you can do the same using a single point from the pen tool instead of guides. First... Unlock guides (View > Guides > [untick] Lock Guides) Make sure rulers are visible (View > Rulers > Show rulers) Then... ...for ...


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Zoom in until you see the Pixel Grid. Choose Window > Measurement Log to open the Measurement Panel Make certain View > Snap is checked and View > Snap To > Layer is checked Grab the Ruler Tool (click and hold the Eyedropper Tool) Click on the outer pixel f one layer and drag to the other layer. The preview line should snap to the pixels. Click Record ...


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I use a shell script to handle it. I quickly type the alias to my script followed by the two colors in question (without the hash mark) and it spits out the result. E_INVALID_ARGUMENTS=2; usage() { echo -e "Usage: ${COLOR_BRIGHT_WHITE}$(basename $0)${COLOR_END} color color" exit $1 } if [ -f "${HOME}/bin/colors" ]; then . "${HOME}/bin/colors"; fi ...



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