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Snap to grid in Inkscape

There are several locations in the settings that affect snapping to a grid. View Page Grid Document Properties Snap Controls Bar Preferences We will look at each of these. The images may look ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED IN VERSION 23.0.1 You have to turn OFF "snap to grid" behavior. The preferences for alignment of objects are in three DIFFERENT places: In VIEW menu uncheck "Snap to Point" (...
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Snap to grid in Inkscape

This took me forever to figure out as well. It's hardly intuitive. This bug report is what led me to the answer: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1422296 The key is to make sure you have the ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

In Illustrator 2019, the snap-to-pixel toggle has been moved to a more convenient location in the top right of the application. It is the magnet icon connected to three vertical squares. Clicking it ...
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Pen tool jumping and not drawing accurately

This is most likely caused by having snap feature enabled. Make sure you have snap to grid turned off View → Snap to Grid (Ctrl/Cmnd+Shift+")
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Illustrator stopped snapping to guidelines

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 ...
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Make "Snap to Canvas Edges" the default?

Well that was easy. I've been wanting this for a least a year. I found this post on github: https://gist.github.com/wrzlbrmft/53c39525cfa7a3e12f58 # ~/.gimp-*/gimprc (default-snap-to-canvas yes) ...
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How to specify the start & end position of a Linear Gradient?

The best you can do is utilize the Gradient Panel and location percentages. Illustrator does not offer any hard algorithmic method to input definitive values. Because gradients are sized based on ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

A desire for precision generally means the Pencil and any "drawing" Brush won't get you there. You can use the Pen Tool or shapes. The Pencil/Brush tool simply aren't designed to be precise. They are ...
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How to get a circle to snap its size to a specific radius?

In the Snapping Controls bar, make sure you select the following options. Enable Snapping Snap Nodes Paths and Handles Snap to Paths Snap other Points Snap rotation centres With the Bézier Tool ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

I would use the Pen Tool as you are working with very smooth curves here. Did you check if Smart Guides option is turned on? You can go to View -> Smart Guides or use shortcut Ctrl + U (I believe it's ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

You can as well draw closed shapes with a fill, which hides, what's behind. If you want to insert the new shape below the older shapes, use drawing mode "Draw Behind". It's in the tools panel below ...
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PowerPoint 2010: Snapping still happening even after turning off

These red dots are called "connection points". I don't know of any way to disable them, but you can override them by holding Alt while you draw.
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How to stop Photoshop CC from snapping to other elements?

Background Found out what I needed to do! The culprit is Adobe's so-called "Smart Guides"; they do not have an option in the View > Snap menu, which is why I went around and around for hours ...
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How to create a regular 5/2 star in Sketch?

Unfortunately Sketch doesn't snap to vector points, otherwise this would be easy. However, we can snap to the bounding box of an object and it is possible to abuse this to create a perfect star. ...
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How can I snap on a line, but not a corner?

Enable the following snapping options, and disable all the others. Enable Snapping Snap Nodes, Paths and Handles Snap to Paths Here's the result
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Inkscape: Snap shape center to stroke

In the Snap Controls Bar select the following options: Enable snapping Snap nodes paths and handles Snap to paths Snap other points Snap centres of objects Here's the result
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How to get a circle to snap its size to a specific radius?

In Inkscape 1.0, you can use a path effect for it, no snapping required: Option 1: draw the diameter instead of the radius, then Path > Path effects > + > Ellipse from points : dropdown '...
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Snap to grid in Inkscape

Set up your grid via File → Document Properties → Grid and File → Document Properties → Snap as Suragch suggested. Or go to Inkscape preferences → Snapping and Inkscape ...
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Lines with arrowheads between centers of circles

I am not sure if what you're asking to do is possible in Illustrator. One work around is to group the path to the object and then rotate the group.
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Snap to grid in Inkscape

Quick Answer (TL;DR) In addition to the excellent answers already given, here are some addons: use snap-to bounding box [FN000] place the mouse pointer closest to the edge you want to use as the ...
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Move guide line after snapping object in Inkscape

As of now the snapped objects cannot be moved with the guides. You can only do it by moving your guides and then snapping the objects to the guides. (Although there was a proposal on implementation of ...
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Snapping 2 objects together in Sketch 3

Here is my approach. I think the best way to snap objects is snap point in Edit mode. Let me show: Here two objects I want to snap, you can see a little gap between them: Select one object, ...
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How to enable snap nodes in Inkscape 0.91?

Oops, it is vertical on the right side. So I found it, and the snap bar still exists
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How to align and snap path to path in Illustrator CC?

I've finally found a way to do this with a plug-in called "SubScribe". It's an awesome plugin that you can download for free, by Astute Graphics. Here's the link: http://astutegraphics.com/software/...
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How to snap end points of straight lines to form connected triangles?

You must enable one of the several snap to nodes options, which you have deselected according to your screenshot.
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Illustrator stopped snapping to guidelines

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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Can I keep a layer visible but prevent it from being snapped to?

Make a bitmap copy of your reference and lock it. It's in the Edit menu. Hide and lock the original. Be sure you have high enough resolution. It must be set in the preferences (Bitmap > Resolution of ...
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Snap to canvas midpoints in Gimp

There's no snap to the centre of the canvas in GIMP. However you could modify the grid using Image > Configure grid, then set the horizontal and vertical values to half the image dimensions, then ...
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