I've been using Photoshop CS3 for quite some time in my work, but this one has really bugged me. When I have created a vector shape with the Pen tool, as I want to move those anchor points precisely to a specific point I sometimes need to snap it using some guidelines. But the anchor points don't seem to snap to any guides or even to edges of my other layered images.

How do I make the anchor point snap to guidelines?

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    Top menu: View > Snap to > Guides.
    – Joonas
    Jun 18, 2013 at 8:34
  • It's currently set to snap to all. Still doesn't work. I would have to zoom in at max but it still wouldn't snap to the guide.
    – wolverene
    Jun 18, 2013 at 8:38
  • Try unchecking them all, check Guides and try again.
    – Joonas
    Jun 18, 2013 at 8:53
  • It makes sense. If guides are the only one that anything snaps on to. It won't get confused which one it should snap to. I'll go ahead and try it and get back to you. Thanks.
    – wolverene
    Jun 19, 2013 at 9:30
  • For some reason. it worked. checked none. then checked all back again. for some reason this time it snapped to a point of 2 guidelines crossing each other. Cool! i wonder if it's a memory thing before but I do have 4gb ram. gee. Anyway it worked. Thanks @Joonas. Cheers!
    – wolverene
    Jun 19, 2013 at 9:39

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Try to uncheck all of the other snapping options and check just the one you need.

From the top menu: View » Snap to » Guides.

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  • Ah, good suggestion. I will try that and get back to you on that. thanks.
    – wolverene
    Jun 19, 2013 at 9:27
  • Actually your answer did it too. By removing all the checks and just checking only guides. But who answered first?
    – wolverene
    Jun 21, 2013 at 2:42
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    This doesn't work on CS6. In fact, there's no way to snap anchor points to anything but another anchor point, as I read. It only snaps to pixel level. Would that be conflicting with the other snaps?
    – darkgaze
    Dec 13, 2016 at 10:55

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