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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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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InDesign: how to disable text frame from snapping to blue grid inside it?

Below is a snapshot showing the problematic text frame. When I resize the text frame, it snaps to the blue grid inside it. That means it goes one block at a time, rather than smoothly. How can I turn ...
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Visible Snapping Guidelines in Krita

I want to make the snapping guidelines visible like those in Photoshop for the Krita Digital Art Software. Does Krita have a settings option that I could make use of, if not how can I write an ...
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Adobe Illustrator guides not snapping to Bounding Box handles

I can not seem to snap a guide to the handle of a bounding box. Is this not a functionality Illustrator has? Thank you
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Smart guides not working properly with custom guides in Illustrator

Here's a video showing my issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNAyd7jpAs&ab_channel=niuage I don't think I have any "snapping" enabled, apart from "smart guides", but it ...
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Is it possible to snap to the edge of a stroke in Illustrator?

If I have a line segment with a stroke on it in Illustrator, is there any way to snap to the edges of that stroke instead of the middle? I know I could convert the stroke to a path, but I don't want ...
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How can I make a curve match another curve in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a very minimalist graphic of a cylinder shape in Illustrator. I've already made the basic shape with a rectangle and two ellipses, and now I'm trying to put a simple highlight on it....
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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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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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Align to Center Across Page in Inkscape

When I used Inkscape before, I was able to snap an object so it would align with the center or edge of another object nearby without going into the Align and Distribute window. Now I can't do it ...
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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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Adobe After Effects layer not snapping sometimes

I have recorded the problem here: https://vimeo.com/454995903 I'm holding down Shift key, and trying to move the layer to snap to the beginning of the other layer. As you can see, I narrowed down the ...
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How to rearrange hexagons to perfectly snap to each other in Illustrator?

first time user here, just created an account. I am making a board game and I'm in the printing phase. I have made some .svg hexagons to act as tiles for the game and now I need to put them on an ...
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affinity designer iPad isometric grid snapping issue

I’m a newbie to affinity and one of the main reasons I got affinity for was its isometric capabilities. Maybe it’s my OCD but my main issue is that shapes and path nodes don’t snap exactly to the ...
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How to get a circle to snap its size to a specific radius?

I have a diagonal line and I want it to be the radius of a circle. I can snap the centre of the circle to the first cusp node fine and extend it out from there, but for some reason it won't snap the ...
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Illustrator 2020 Snapping relative to Cursor Position

With the latest Illustrator update, snapping has been all wonky. When dragging objects before the update, I was able to snap the object's edge or center to the guides from the edge or center of ...
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How can I snap to line intersections in Inkscape?

I have two Bezier curves and I want to snap to their intersection. Unfortunately, 'snap to path intersection' only works on actual paths; I can't use it on lines. I decided to test this out on ...
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Snapping Issue in Illustrator - Unable to Move Anchor Points Specifically

I'm not sure how else to describe this - the anchor points are 'snapping' to undesired locations. This has happened many, many times - it's very frustrating. I'll be working in Illustrator and ...
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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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How can I snap points to the grid in Vectornator X?

Using Vectornator X on iPad, I can show the grid, and I can set the grid dimensions for example 20px x 20px. When I draw a point, it does not snap the point to the grid. How can I turn on snap to ...
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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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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

I am working in Illustrator (15.0.2 (CS5) or 16.0.0 (CS6)) and when I try to move objects small distances, they snap to the nearest two pixels on some invisible grid. I can't find anything in the ...
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How do I perfectly align two angled shapes at a specific edge in Illustrator?

I have this basically: Essentially I have a 9-sided shape and a triangle. I want to place the triangle on the side of the 9-sided shape. The triangle is slightly too large, slightly at the wrong ...
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Is there a way, while dragging, to “snap” to the nearest guide?

I'm copy, paste and dragging some group of elements. While I'm dragging, I'd like to "snap" to the nearest guide I've set in the workspace. Else, I need to zoom and move the key arrow to reach ...
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Inkscape: Snap shape center to stroke

I have an unfilled circle on which I want to draw smaller filled circles. I want to make sure that the center of the small circles is snapped to the stroke of the largest one, to ensure harmonious ...
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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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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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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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Illustrator - Snap to path width outer edges and not to point

Happy New Year! I have a quick question, maybe there is a way to do this in Illustrator. I have 2 (or more) paths and I would like to build a stack (one on top of each other), but I also want to keep ...
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Snapping shape anchor points to a curved path in Illustrator

I have a curved path generated with the line tool followed by the Zig Zag filter to which I'd like to snap a shape I've drawn. I would like it that the shape can be dragged only along the line (like a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to show symbol grid in Illustrator?

If I turn on grid inside symbol, then it has no relation with symbol's coordinates and it's registration point, which is at zero. So I can't use snap-to-grid function correctly. How to fix/overcome? ...
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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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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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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: is there a way to toggle snapping while moving anchor points?

Situation While moving anchor points around and… you currently have Snap to Point and Smart Guides turned on and you momentarily don’t want the points to snap during this operation. Problem You ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...