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Illustrator: When rearranging artboards, how to make guides follow?

I have some artboards that I want to rearrange in order to even out the spacing between them. The trouble is, when I Rearrange All Artboards Illustrator completely ignores my guides, leaving the ...
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How to prevent Ps from deleting my guides when I'm trying to delete a layer?

I've noticed that in Photoshop 23.4.1 after I lay down a guide it turns deep blue and becomes sort of the "active" selection. This probably has a purpose, but for me it's just an annoyance. ...
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What is this annoying point in the guideline, and how to remove its label?

I noted that every guideline has an annoying point on it, which may be dragged along it, but I don't see any way how to remove it. I noted, too, that guidelines in some templates have labels, and ...
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Hide a single guide in Inkscape

I have several guides in Inkscape that converge in a certain area, making snapping to the one I want difficult. Is there a way to just hide certain guides but leave others visible? I know you can &...
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Photoshop: export each guide as individual image

Suppose I have this dummy project where I set guides on my workspace How would I now export this in three different images? I would like to have one image for each guide block such that The first ...
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SEO friendly photos

In an e-commerce website/platform where we get photos from our customers (their personal photo and PDF files), we want to make the photos SEO friendly. Should we ask our customers/users to use JPG ...
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Efficient way to align objects within guides illustrator CS6

I am using guides as a grid system to align objects to. Its difficult however to align things I use shapes, find the centre and then make another guide to find the centre. I could potentially make a ...
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Editing existing guides I've created InDesign CS6

I have created guides on a page with 3 columns and two rows. I am wanting to make the gutter a bit wider but I have noticed that when I go back to layout> create guides it seems that I would have ...
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What is the name of this UI component / View?

Please do help me to find out how to refer to this UI component? Also is there any online library of UI components for the web describing best UX practices around them as well as other information ...
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Indesign Overprint preview and guides not working

I was working on something in indesign and I think I might have accidentally pressed something on my keyboard and toggled a different view. The background on the software changed colour and when I try ...
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How can I copy guides to another page that has different orientation? (e.g. Left to Right)

This sounds really simple, but I'm so stuck I'm needing some help here to think about this. I'm creating a book kind of document and needed guides for my Master Pages, so I started making them on a ...
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Turning paths into guides InDesign CS6

Is it possible to turn this van der graaff grid into a guide? They are just line paths. I have it on my masters page and I want to make it disappear when I hit the W key like my other guides. I have ...
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Why are the guides printed?

I am printing my document from Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 and it is printing the guides around the pages. It has never done this before, and I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out how to stop these ...
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What is the 'Clear Selected Artboard Guides' in the Photoshop 'View' menu

what is the 'Clear Selected Artboard Guides' in the Photoshop 'View' menu. I would like to use it but it is grayed out. I need to delete a specific guide from my artboard but moving it off the canvas ...
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How to keep guides in illustrator below objects

I am using isometric guides in Illustrator and cant seem to keep the guides from showing through the objects with a solid fill. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
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Gimp, scale a layer and Snap to Guide

Is it possible to Enable Snap to Guide for Scaling in Gimp? Currently moving a layer and Snapping to Guides works fine but Scaling and Snaping doesn't.
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Stop Guides From overlapping

Im trying to find a to stop guides from overlapping when I cut Im using this to do Email Signatures But I have images That I want to cut and those I dont Ill attach a screenshot I want the Phone ...
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Hidden guide lines in Illustrator are included and visible in PDF after export

I am working on a Disc Makers 12 panel booklet template on Illustrator CS2. I have 6 illustrator files: front and back / 1and2 / 3and4 / 5and6 and so on. All are text only (cut and paste) with the ...
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Affinity Desginer: Diagonal Guides

How can one define diagonal lines on Affinity Designer? I can't find a way to rotate them.
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Trying to put a guide layer within a mask

I'm doing an animation with a planet revolving around an object. I used a guide layer to create the animation so that the planet goes along the ellipse. In order for the planet to go behind the object,...
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How to use WCAG requirements for logo text contrast in interface? [closed]

Please, help!! I've read rules from WCAG (Accessibility Guidelines) for using logo text contrast in the interface. The rule 1.4.3 https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-...
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Guides in illustrator by percentages

In Photoshop 2019 it's possible to set guides to 50% of the canvas; I tried to do the same in Ai but it didn't work: i had to calculate the distance in points, and then set it manually with move ...
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Is there any way to make the guides "pop" in Illustrator?

With each iteration of Illustrator, I'm finding the guidelines fainter, thinner and generally harder to see. I'm speaking of the guides dragged from the ruler or created via Cmd-5. I've tweaked the ...
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Change Gimp units from relative to absolute

Is there a way to change the guide units from relative to absolute when moving them on GIMP? Also is there a way to add a guide on the edge of the image? I can add a guide on 0,0 but not on (max,max) ...
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How to globally set guides in Fontlab

I want to have this sort of thing: There's 6 horizontal lines and 3 vertical lines, to form the sort of bounding box and positioning guides for the character contours. I am new to FontLab and have ...
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Can I transform InDesign guidelines, rectangle frame tools and other guidelines into vectors?

I haven't been able to find any information or guide whatsoever to see whether it was possible to transform InDesign guides into vector lines. I am aware that doing this on Illustrator would've been a ...
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How to hide ONLY column guides in indesign?

Is there a way to hide ONLY the column guides in inDesign, leaving the ruler guides and margins visible?
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How to cut along guides to form layers in an image

I have an image that I need to split up into multiple smaller tile pieces. Each tile piece should be in its own layer. While I could manually create each layer, this would take a very long time, ...
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Is there a way to have something like a guide (both horizontal and vertical) that follows the cursor in Photoshop?

I've been looking for a functionality that makes it so that there's a something like a crosshair which extends from the horizontal and vertical rulers to where the cursor is, like this image (taken ...
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Distributing objects between guides not working properly

I've had this issue with Illustrator 5.5, 6 and CC, usually I work around it, but today I am sorta frustrated with the issue and decided to try and find a permanent solution. It doesn't happen all ...
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A shortcut to create a new guide and place it on mouse click (Photoshop 2019)

Is there a way to create a shortcut, or to write a script, so that once the shortcut is pressed, a guide appears under the mouse pointer and moves with the mouse until next click. Once the mouse is ...
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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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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 increasing 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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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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