Posts tagged "guide"

September 11, 2015

Be My Guide!

In an earlier post Creating Accurate Ruler Guides in Illustrator, I had shared some tips on creating ruler guides in Illustrator. In this post, I share some improvements around those experiences that have been in Illustrator CC for some time now. These changes make working with guides much easier, and almost similar to working with guides in InDesign.

1. To create a guide: Double-click the ruler.


2. To create a guide accurately at a marked ruler division: Shift + Double-click the ruler.

In the example below, I pressed Shift and double-clicked on the ruler at: x=105. The guide was created at x=108, because 108 is the closest marked division from the point of click.

Shift + Double-click

3. To create horizontal and vertical guides simultaneously: Press Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) and drag from the ruler’s origin point.

Cmd/Ctrl + Drag


Guides are like railings on a staircase. Distracting at times, but keep you safe from falling off (the visual grid).

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October 21, 2012

Printing Guides have been updated for CS6


The Printing Guide has been updated for CS6 and posted to Adobe Design Center.

Please note that this guide covers Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat X and Acrobat XI.

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June 23, 2009

Creating Accurate Ruler Guides in Illustrator

Contributed by Neeraj Nandkeolyar, Illustrator Workflow Team

Haven’t we all tried to create ruler guides as accurately as possible, but after zooming in we found the guides were off? This is one of the reasons why most of us drag ruler guides out at maximum zoom. Here are some quick ways to get accurate ruler guides, without having to work zoomed in.

Choose the desired ruler units, either from Preferences, or control-click (on Mac) or right-click (on Win) on the rulers.



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