Guides and Paths in Photoshop Appear Too Thin

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Paths and guides are anti-aliased by default in Photoshop CS5 and CS6. This tends to make them appear thinner than in previous versions and for some, more difficult to see on high resolution monitors. To turn off the anti-aliasing, select Preferences  and click the Performance category. Under Graphics Processor Settings, click Advanced Settings and uncheck the Anti Alias Guides and Paths option. Note: you won’t see the change until you click OK in both the Advanced Processor settings and Preferences dialog boxes to apply the change.

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Posted on 10-01-2012


  • By Jeannie - 1:09 AM on October 10, 2012  

    This has been bothering me for years! Thanks for addressing it.Turning off the anti-aliasing certainly make viewing the guide much better.