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Sure. You can hide the guides or clear them. Both can be done from the View menu. Guides can also be turned on and off using the keyboard shortcut Command/Ctrl + ;.


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Just press the W key. It will give you a preview. Press it again and you'll get all the guides back.


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You can do as Marc Edwards suggest, or you can also select an individual guide and drag it off the screen to delete it.


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Those are called Video Rulers They can be turned on/off under View -> Rulers -> Video Rulers You can also turn on/off various settings for these rulers based on the artboard options. Go to Window -> Artboards Click on the dropdown to select Artboard Options... Under Display there are more options (checkboxes) for the video rulers like showing video safe ...


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Smart guides aren't smart They are but do not work so good with grids because the pixel grid moves the object on the previous or next pixel/point. Disable the "align to pixel" and "align to point" and continue working with smart guides. EDIT: Example (50x50px workspace) VS


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Color of the outline does not mean object type. Color is associated with the layer, as such it is something you define. So it has no intrinsic meaning beyond what you want it to have. You can change the colors in the layers palette by double clicking a layer (but not a object). By default new layers get the next color from the list of available colors. ...


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Check your Smart Guides are on. Usually when things aren't snapping the way I think they should be, it's usually because I've hit a keyboard shortcut and turned them off by mistake**. ** usually while working with type and trying to underline something... The keyboard shortcut for Smart Guides is CMD+U.


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Apparently, all this has nothing to do with Smart Guides. Check if Align New Objects to Pixel Grid selected (if so, turn it off) If it's on... it will keep on jumping like this: To turn it off, go to the Transform Panel - Window→Transform (Shift+F8) and click on the dropdown menu. It's often missed since it's hidden in the transform panel, which I never ...


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If you're looking for something internal, why not use Smart Guides and adjust the Preferences to show Construction Guides at 30° angles? This will give you a "snap" at the 30° angles. While not the same as constraining, I often find the smart Guides snapping sufficient. The only thing perhaps easier than adjusting preferences is using the Protractor Panel ...


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They are called Smart Guides - (Read more) They can be toggled on/off by hitting Command/Ctrl+U or by choosing View → Smart Guides.


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My way to do it: I use Shift + O to call the artboard tool. Now when I drag a guide from the Ruler, it will limit the guide to the artboard. When I finish it it will show my guide only inside that artboard. Make sure to release the guides before duplicating that artboard to copy the guides too.


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you know that you're able to make you own shortcut for it right? Open Photoshop: Edit>Keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+K) Then Keyboard shortcuts and menus window pops up. then you'll have to find the "view" dropdown folder. (third from the buttom) then you'll scroll way down and find the line "New Guide..."(fifth from the buttom) and put in the ...


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I work in the trade show industry so I create sponsorship signs for a variety of shows. Most of the time I am supplied graphics from a show manager but sometimes I am required to ask for the logos directly from the companies. My answer is geared towards asking for a logo but can apply for branding guidelines as well. There may be a couple of reasons why. 1)...


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If you are working in Adobe Illustrator then you can draw any line or shape and then go to View > Guides > Make Guides to change that shape into a guide. Items will snap to these guides in exactly the same was as guides made in the 'normal' way. This works with any shape which means you can even create curved guides.


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That is how a document created with a "Video" profile is set up. Turn the transparency grid on or off through the View menu (View → Show/Hide Transparency Grid or SHIFT+cmd+D). The green guides are the video safe areas and center marks, you can turn them off by enabling the Artboard Tool (SHIFT+O) and toggling the switches in the control bar:


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Run this JavaScript: app.selection[0].fitToPage ^= true; … with a guide selected, of course.


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I don't think you can toggle the visibility of margins and columns separately. Either both are on, or both of them are off. One workaround is to manually add the column lines by drawing the lines on a Master Page on a new layer. When you go back to your pages, you can then toggle the visibility of that column layer. Every page with this Master Page applied ...


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Make sure you have Smart Guides turned on: "View > Show > Smart Guides". Have your mouse over the canvas and hold CTRL for Windows or Command for Mac.


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View > Guides > Lock Guides <-- Uncheck that if it's checked. Then select the guide you want and... View > Guides > Release Guides You'll have a standard path/shape then.


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AI creates guides as layers. Simply go to your layers palette and delete them by dragging them to the trash can icon on the bottom right of the layers palette. I always create a separate group specifically for my guides and I'll usually lock it just to be safe.


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Your guide is probably in a layer or sub-layer that you have locked. Open your Layers palette (Window > Layers or f7) and twirl open (click the triangle) all parts you have locked. There's bound to be some <Guide>s there, one of them your little cyan offender. Unlock it, select it with the move tool (or you could just 'meatball' it in the Layers ...


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Well you could use this jsx script: var Prefs = app.preferences; var angle = Prefs.getRealPreference('constrain/angle'); angle += 30.0; if (angle >70) angle = 0; Prefs.setRealPreference('constrain/angle', angle); You can tie this into a action, and keyboard shortcut from there. But then illustrator will forget this next time you load (yeah adobe ...


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Make sure both these features are checked in your AI View > Snap To Point View > Smart Guides For detailed info read the official docs.


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The easiest way to do it in my opinion is illustrated below. Take your original shapes, and add those lines to it. Draw a box, centred about that line. Make sure it's wider than the original shape. Group the box, line, and outline. Select the shapes and click the vertical align button. Delete extra shapes as necessary.


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Guides do not appear as elements in INDD Layers panel like they do in AI. If you just want to quickly hide/unhide them, you can use hotkey CTRL(CMD)+; (Note: Shortcut may vary according to regional preferences or keybords) If you want to place them on a new layer, use hotkey CTRL(CMD)+ALT+G to select all guides (make sure they aren't locked first). Then ...


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Quickly hiding guides is called "pressing W". From InDesign point of view you either working on a document and need to see guides, text boxes etc. or you want to see how finished page looks like. There is no in-between because, frankly, there is no reason to not see only guides.


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They can be exported but only in some formats. Here are several options: Use the > Object Manager docker Turn on the little printer icon. There are two types of guides, normal and master page guides. I tested and they can be exported to PDF but not to PNG for example. 1. PDF Export Here is a simple screen capture of the pdf as viewed on Adobe reader. If ...


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You have "Snap to Grid" turned on, which you can't use smart guides with. From the Adobe help: Note: When Snap To Grid or Pixel Preview is turned on, you can't use Smart Guides (even if the menu command is selected). https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/rulers-grids-guides-crop-marks.html#smart_guides


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You can double-click on a guide to see its properties. There you can specify the absolute position, or a relative displacement. Enabling guide-snapping, you may for example drop a new guide onto an existing one, double click and then move it by a precise amount. You also have Path to guides (shift-G), which converts an object into the boundary guides. ...


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Those are the Layout grid guides – they are just helpers and do not export with the JPGs (for example). Their purpose is to help out with aligning your layout. You can disable them by pressing on the "View" dropdown in the horizontal top bar and removing the tick from "Show Layout". You can also go into the Layout Settings screen and adjust the way these ...


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