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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How snap point location to guides

Please, I need your help! How to snap point location to guides? I always scale my Photoshop board to guides and move point location by hand, but it's so long and hard! Maybe already have some plugin?...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 do you align an image to pixels in Illustrator

I have align to pixels turned on for new objects, but an image I placed earlier is not aligned to pixels, though it's exactly 1440 x 900. How do I set Illustrator so that when I move this image object,...
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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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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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Is it possible for Inkscape to snap to a path's border instead of the path?

For example, if I've got a path with a 3px border, I'd like it to snap to the edge of the border and not to the path its self? Here's a square which has the path snap to the guides instead of the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...