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Grid Lines to keep objects level

I'm not even sure what this is called and no matter what I look up I cant find the right thing. I only noticed when it disappeared I feel like I hit a key or clicked something and no matter the ...
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Photoshop: Incorrect placement of new grid

I'm trying to create a new guide line in Photoshop CC (2017). I've changed my 0,0 point in the file to be at the corner of a particular layer (so no longer at 0,0--or the upper left of the image). ...
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How does everyone travel with their pantone formula guides?

They're made of such thin substrate now that I end up carrying the two guides inside the box that the guides arrive in, and it's bulky af. I only ever use the Solid Coated guide. Anyone have any ...
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Is there a command to extend a guide in Indesign over the entire pasteboard; or limit it to the page?

When I draw guides in InDesign, there are two possible end results: the guide covers the entire pasteboard, or it stops at the page edge. I know that I can control this difference by the location of ...
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Illustrator: Only show guides of current artboard

I have a document with multiple artboards that have different sizes, but all the same margin. Now my problem is, that when I have two artboards next to each other, the guides I created for the ...
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How can I create guide lines around an object automatically in adobe illustrator?

I'm wondering if there is a way to create guide lines around an object automatically with any kind of command in illustrator. Because I remmenber that I did it once accidentally but I don't know the ...
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Which graphic tablet is good for beginners? [duplicate]

I saw a graphics tablet at a mall, and it made me want to buy a good graphics tablet. My purpose is just for drawing. I wanted something good to do with my summer. I'm eyeing on Xp-pen star 03 because ...
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At what point the difference in x-height harm the readability? [closed]

For example, when choosing a pair of typefaces to combine in a single line, it is advised that: they are from different categories, in order to make them contrast they should have the same x-heights, ...
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Smart guides aren't smart

TL:DR Smart guides aren't accurate - even though the snap, (end up causing more problems in the long run) is there a way to fix it? Maybe there are some settings that I'm missing (need to be changed) ...
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Is there a way to lock guides in GIMP?

I have tried increased the Snap distance, but even then, sometimes I accidentally move a guide when I'm trying to do a lot of repetitive tasks quickly. Is there a way to lock guides in GIMP?
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Remove grey vertical bars in Sketch [closed]

I am getting the following lines in Sketch, what do they mean and how can I remove them?
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How can I see column guides but not all the little grids in InDesign

I am used to seeing what I call 'column guides', the blue nonprinting boxes that suggest the outlines for columns. Now I have done something that gives me either a view of masses of gridlines and ...
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how can i make custom grid lines to act as guides in Illustrator?

I want custom angle grid lines. i learned that i can make them act as guidelines, but how can i have grid lines other than vertical and horizontal gird lines ?
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Measuring distance between guides in Inkscape

In Fireworks, I can hold shift to show the distance between two guides, is it possible to do so in Inkscape? If not, what is the option left to position everything symmetrically?
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Smart guide helper text not shown when hovering over an anchor point

On Illustrator CC 2017, after I turn on smart guides (CTRL+U) when I move the cursor over an anchor point it shows a strange small gray shape rather than the green text that was shown in CS6. How can ...
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How to make my pen tool lock onto a guide

I am trying to create some vectored graphics on photoshop and I am having issues finding how to get my pen tool to lock onto a guide. I have a picture here showing what I am looking at: http://i.imgur....
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Why keep brand guide and high quality logos private?

I was looking for (university) logos and brand guidelines on how to use them. I know for sure that they have both in high quality. But they quite often need an account to access them. Why? Why don't ...
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Illustrator Smart Guide function not working in a specific document [closed]

I have smart guides enabled in this Illustrator document: http://oieho.dothome.co.kr/123.ai But they aren't working. Why aren't smart guides working?
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Is there a way to enable smart guides when moving a layer with your keyboard in Photoshop?

So I just started Photoshop and I'm using the pink lined smart guides to align all of my content. The problem is, they're only active when I drag a layer with my mouse, which is hard to do because I ...
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Alignment with Guides in Illustrator

Is it possible to see alignment guides with custom guides in Illustrator (CS6)? Smart guides show alignment guides, so I can align objects based on 90 angles and the grid and all that. But here I ...
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Meanings of mouseover colors (outlines) in Adobe Illustrator?

It appears that "blue" means a standard path, "green" means a compound path, turquoise/cyan means something else and I've no idea what a pink outline means. The visual cues presented by mousing over ...
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How to change path guideline colour in Photoshop CS6

Before today, I’ve never had to change the colour of the path guideline as I use the pen tool in Photoshop. I know you can easily change it in AI. But looking in the Photoshop layers panel and the ...
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Is there a name for a miniature set of brand guidelines?

More often than not, my clients won't have the budget for an in-depth set of brand guidelines, so as a more affordable alternative I'll put together one or two sides of A4 to dictate the following ...
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How to get those help borders in illustrator?

Not sure how I should call this but I'm following a tutorial and in there he has this green help lines that indicate your selected object is at the same heigth over the overlapping object behind it, ...
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Can't add guides in Sketch [closed]

I can't add guides in Sketch. I've tried to hover on a rulers and a red guide is showing but nothing happens on a click or double click. I simply can't add a standard guide. Lol :) Someone, please ...
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Is it possible to a use guides in MS Office similar to Photoshop?

Is there a way to use guides in MS Office Word and PowerPoint as you can in Photoshop? I wish to do the same in Office for moving things at a certain distance as we do in Photoshop.
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How to export a picture with guidelines from CorelDraw?

Can I export a picture with guidelines from CorelDraw? Those dashed lines are all is guidelines, created by dragging from the left ruler. I want to export this whole file and include those ...
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How to align guides relative to an object

I have four objects and I need to align guides to the middle of each. Is there a way to align the guides relative to those objects?
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How to move artboard without guides?

Help me please, how I can move an artboard without moving guides?
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illustrator CC: How to align to opacity masks?

I have circle shaped mask for an image and want to align a circle exactly to that mask. How can I do that as I don't get guides when switching back out of the masking mode. Is there a hidden setting ...
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Remove guides and transparent background from an Illustrator document

My Illustrator document has a transparent background and some green guidelines. How can I get rid of these and return to a normal document?
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How to get rid of black rectangle layout guides in After Effects?

How do I get rid of these annoying black rectangles in After Effects?
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InDesign: how to show/hide guides

I have created four guides by dragging out from the rulers, however I cannot see them in my layers panel. The layer they are on does show cues of a selection being made, however. I want to move my ...
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Illustrator: align objects by anchor point

I'd like to align objects such that a single anchor point in each object are aligned, dragging the rest of each object with them. For example, going from this: To this: I've eyeballed it here to ...
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Illustrator stopped snapping to guidelines

I don't know what I did, but Adobe Illustrator stopped to snap to guides. I draw just rectangle and can't snap it. Maybe it is related that I was experimenting with distributing guides between ...
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Align selected objects to a guide

It is possible to center selected objects to a guide? Example: ...or to selected path:
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How can I create guides in Illustrator that are at any angle, not horizontal or vertical? [closed]

I searched a lot and I have not found how to put these grids oblique. Can someone help me? Thank you very much!
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Align and distribute multiple objects in angled path/guide Inkscape

I think the question is clear. I have a bunch of objects that I want to align in -30 degree path/guide in such a way that they are distributed. The first problem comes with objects to path, which I ...
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Can I nudge a guide in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to work with guides because I definitely see the advantage. But I'm having some issues with them snapping (and sticking) to content that I don't want them to align to. Here's a screen cap ...
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Geometric circles gridding/guidelines workflow illustrator

does anyone here have any advice or know of any good resources/video tutorials, that would demonstrate how to work with circles & grids in a nice easy workflow. I saw something about using plugins ...
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Positioning guides between pixels in Illustrator

Is it possible to create a guide between two pixels? I know that I can create a shape and position freely (independent of the pixel grid), and then I can transform that shape into guides, and in that ...
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How do I show the tooltip when creating guides?

I am setting up guides for an art print in Photoshop. I want the guides to each be .025" on the top, bottom, left & right. I've noticed in some tutorial videos, when you pull down on the ruler to ...
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How can I undo the Lock Guides default setting in AI?

How can I undo the Lock Guides default setting in AI? It seems that Indesign also has the guides locked by default. How can I change this default setting? Thank you.
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Guides not aligning to artboard

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.2 and trying to align guides to artboard but instead of artboard, guides are intersecting at the right corner of of the whole document page. like this I checked ...
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What are these green rulers along the top and side of this Illustrator document?

I recently opened an Illustrator file made by my employer's previous graphic designer and found that it had these rulers along the side that have the appearance of guides, but didn't go away when I ...
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Unable to snap guide or the the vertical line to the intersecting point

Hello, I'm trying to create an Isometric Grid in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Everything with regards to snapping to point was fine till yesterday (although never tried creating an isometric grid before). ...
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Roboto Draft Vs. Roboto

So i have a question, i just hit inspect element on the Material Design Guide because i wanted to know the specs of the Dividers (I know those are very well explained in the guide) but i wanted to ...
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Illustrator CC guides not aligning to artboard

I'm simply trying to align my guides (horizontal and vertical) to my Artboard directly in the middle. I know there are other routes I could take to accomplish this, It should be something easily ...
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Photoshop: pressing CTRL to see related position of the layers

I am using PS CC 2015 on my windows 10 machine. When I press CTRL some guidelines will appear indicating the distance between the selected layer and the layer which the mouse is pointing to, as seen ...
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Why are brand guidelines kept confidential?

I understand not every company does this and I get that companies want to keep their brand integrity in check, however it seems to backfire when they make it so difficult to access said guidelines ...