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Questions tagged [snapping]

Questions about snapping; a tool available in many graphic manipulation and layout programmes which enables automatic alignment of objects in relation to other objects or a predefined mesh.

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Why part of points doesn't snap?

I have a vector shape. Some of vertexes are snap to guides, some not: In snapping, all types of vertexes are turn on: All vertexes looks similar: What is going on here? UPD. With zooming (all the ...
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Snap to the whole artboard when placing an artwork in Illustrator CS6

I am trying to make my artwork that when I place it, it will snap to artboard and taking the whole artboard size. I tried to use a script that will fit my artwork to my artboard but it seems changing ...
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Snap to canvas midpoints in Gimp

What's the best approach if I want to snap to the canvas' horizontal and vertical centre points? Let's say I want to place a guide in the center of both directions for example.
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Illustrator snap to anchor error

I'm working with Illustrator CS6 and have run into an issue when simply trying to join two anchor points. To better demonstrate this issue I have uploaded a GIF below: I have snap to point turned on ...
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Drag and drop png files at 0 , 0 position in Photoshop

I have a folder on my Mac with many png files of the same size. I want to open them on 1 psd file snapping on top of each other, and I want the files left top corner to exactly snap the top left ...
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How can I snap on a line, but not a corner?

Sometimes I want to snap on a line in inkscape, but I do not want to snap on a corner. This happens when I want to draw a line from a rectilinear shape and the line begins on the shape near a corner, ...
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Can I keep a layer visible but prevent it from being snapped to?

I came across a rather annoying issue while working in Inkscape. I'm trying to trace an object roughly (the object isn't a bitmap, it's a path, albeit a complex one) on a layer above it. I'm not ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017. Is there a way to make Pencil or Brush tool snap to its lines and curves while drawing? I'm trying to draw a flower made of petals, and it's very annoying to ...
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How to specify the start & end position of a Linear Gradient?

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 I can move a linear gradient as required with help of Gradient Annotator. But I don't see how to specify exact positions. Even more, Gradient Annotator doesn't snaps to ...
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Illustrator - how to snap line to line without magnification?

While using shape-builder tool I always have this problem with lines looking like they fit together perfectly but in fact they're not. Is there a way to snap line to line without zooming so far?
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How to horizontally centre align image frame with of text frame in Adobe Muse for responsive design

I currently have an image and text both horizontally centre aligned, and I have set both to be responsive. When I change the width of the browser the text pushes down, but the image is still top ...
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How do i snap the ellipse to two points at once? Illustrator cc 2018

This is what happens right now Link to gif How can i make it snap to the right side of the rectangle aswell?
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Photoshop: shift+resize (transform) disables snap to grid function?

When I grab any side of an object in transform mode, I can have them snap to a grid (purple line is visible to indicate alignment) but whenever I grab a corner to keep the correct ratio, the shift+...
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Make “Snap to Canvas Edges” the default?

Using GIMP 2.8.22 on Windows. More often than not, I like to have View -> Snap to Canvas Edges checked. How can I make this the default? The only thing I could find is a forum post from 2007 ...
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Sketch: disable snapping to layout rows while measuring distances

In Sketch, there is a measurement tool which works by selecting an object and dragging mouse towards other object while holding Alt key. Is it possible to turn of it's snapping to Layout rows when ...
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Pen tool jumping and not drawing accurately

When I try to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to draw around individual shapes in detail the pen jumps away from where I have selected, as if it is restricted. For example see the image below, ...
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How does object snapping work in Inkscape?

I am trying to understand how the snapping of object translations works in Inkscape. In my experience, objects do not snap to targets in object manipulation mode F1, and neither do their rotation ...
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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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How to snap to symbol registration point in Adobe Illustrator?

I have created a Symbol in Adobe Illustrator, starting from the circle with a shadow. Because of the shadow, the "center of mass" of the Symbol does not coincide with the origin. This results I am ...
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PowerPoint 2007: Snapping still happening even after turning off

I'm hoping someone here can help me because it's very annoying and time consuming to get done what I need to accomplish when the program acts up. You'd think that shutting off snap to grid and to ...
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Illustrator vs InDesign snapping

I am wondering why the InDesign snapping and smart guides works like a dream, but when it comes to Illustrator it works so badly. For example when I align stuff with snapping/smart guides etc turned ...
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Issues with inaccurate snapping and line weights

This question is in two parts. First, I'm having trouble with line weights below 1 pt. I scaled a drawing with multiple lines and shapes, most of the strokes scaled to .1pt but the stroke on two ...
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How to create a regular 5/2 star in Sketch?

I need to create a regular 5/2 star in Sketch. Like this: I tried it, but Sketch can't draw simple geometry, it has a strange snapping. You can see it in this video on youtube: https://youtu.be/...
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Adobe Illustrator: Objects slide when scaled down

I've searched forum and I can't seem to find solution to my problem (or even questions related to it). I use Illustrator CC and I run into this problem. Note: I have used no strokes, only four ...
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How to snap end points of straight lines to form connected triangles?

I'm trying to create connected triangles in inkscape. Similar to how the header of https://blender.stackexchange.com/ looks like: except that I only want triangles and no fill, just strokes. I ...
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Snap to tangents

I am making a logo based on fibonacci circles and I am having quite a difficult time getting these circles to snap perfectly... I am trying to snap the tangent of the blue circle to the red one. ...
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How to align and snap path to path in Illustrator CC?

I'm looking for a solution for this. I need help aligning/snapping a shape to a corner in Illustrator CC. What I really want to do is place a path on top of another, EXACTLY on top. Here's a picture ...
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How to enable snap nodes in Inkscape 0.91?

I have seen in Inkscape tutorials that there was a snap bar; A tool bar with a bunch of easily accessible/toggle-able settings for snapping. Does it still exist? If so, how can I enable it? If not, ...
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How to snap a path to a node in Inkscape?

By enabling snapping to path and snapping to nodes in Inkscape I can, for example, snap a corner of a rectangle to a line by moving the rectangle towards the line. But it doesn't work the other way ...
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Is it possible to snap a vertex of a shape to a specific point of a nurb curve?

I almost get the feeling that no matter what I try to use curves for, it's not their intended use, so I can't do the thing. Onto the question. How do I snap 1 to 2? Snapping to curves doesn't snap ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...