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Snap to grid in Inkscape

I'm not sure when this changed, but in Inkscape 1.2, there is a magnet icon in the top right hand corner of the screen that says "Toggle snapping on/off (%)". Clicking that button turns on ...
andrew-e's user avatar
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11 votes

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 ...
DA01's user avatar
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9 votes

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 ...
Keavon's user avatar
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7 votes

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 ...
GoofyMonkey's user avatar
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7 votes

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+")
Welz's user avatar
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6 votes
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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) ...
User's user avatar
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6 votes

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 ...
Scott's user avatar
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6 votes

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 ...
Scott's user avatar
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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 ...
Billy Kerr's user avatar
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5 votes

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 ...
Jakub Wolf's user avatar
4 votes

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 ...
dreftymac's user avatar
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4 votes

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.
lmlmlm's user avatar
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4 votes
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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. ...
filip's user avatar
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4 votes

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
Billy Kerr's user avatar
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4 votes
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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
Billy Kerr's user avatar
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4 votes
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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 '...
Moini's user avatar
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3 votes

How to create a regular 5/2 star in Sketch?

Star is available in Insert > Shape > StarDraw the star you can add the type of color you want and if you double click on it and you can change it from it's nodes. A simple vector work. Draw the star ...
Chaudhry Talha's user avatar
3 votes
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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.
Juancho's user avatar
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3 votes

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/...
prubini87's user avatar
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3 votes

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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Snap to grid in Inkscape

Edit: These instructions are for version of Inkscape prior to version 1.0. Set up your grid via File → Document Properties → Grid and File → Document Properties → Snap as Suragch suggested. Or go to ...
alexg's user avatar
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3 votes

Is it possible for Inkscape to snap to a path's border instead of the path?

You can make a copy of the path, then convert the copy's border to a path by using the "Sroke to Path" command. The edge of the border has now its own node that you can snap to. Finally you can ...
uzumaki's user avatar
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3 votes
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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 ...
Billy Kerr's user avatar
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3 votes

Inkscape: Snap shape center to stroke

Use polar arrangement: Create as many small circles as you need Create a circle, arc or ellipse on which to arrange the circles, keep it selected Shift+click to select the small circles Object > ...
Moini's user avatar
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3 votes

Is there a way, while dragging, to "snap" to the nearest guide?

@Danielillo's answer is the first and best option if it works. Unfortunately, occasionally the smart guides do not snap to the guide or object that you want. If this happens, you have a couple of ...
13ruce's user avatar
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3 votes
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Gimp - Why am I unable to snap to the edges of the brush?

You aren't missing anything. AFAIK you can only snap the center. If you want to always snap to the same side of the brush, you can define a grid offset so that snap_point ± brush_half_width is where ...
xenoid's user avatar
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