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How do you turn on snapping in Photoshop?
Step 3. Snapping – Enable Snapping if you want Photoshop to help you place objects. Go to View > Snap to and choose “Grid.” You’ll notice now that objects will click into place on your grid. When you’re finished, turn the grid off again to check out your design.
How do I stop the crop tool from snapping in Photoshop?
Julieanne Kost’s Blog | Essential Tips for Cropping in Photoshop
This video: “Tips and Techniques for Cropping in Photoshop”, demonstrates many of the shortcuts listed below. Keyboard Shortcuts • “C” selects the Crop tool.• “X” swaps the width and height values Or, click the arrow icon in the Options bar.
• “O” cycles through view overlays (Rule of Thirds, Grid, etc.). • “H” hides the image area beyond (outside of) the Crop marquee. Note: the forward slash key (/) also works. • To cancel a crop, tap the escape key. To apply the crop, tap the enter key, double click inside of the crop marquee, click outside of the marquee, or choose another tool from the tool bar. • Command (Mac) | Control (Win) with the Crop tool selected, temporarily enables the Straighten option. Double clicking on the Straighten tool resets the angle of rotation. • “I” auto-populates the Width, Height, and Resolution with the dimensions of the active document. Note: you must make an adjustment to the Crop marquee before tapping the “I” key, otherwise Photoshop will select the Eyedropper tool. • “P” enables Classic Mode (in Classic Mode, the Crop marquee is repositioned, not the image). Note: you must make an adjustment to the Crop marquee before tapping the “P” key, otherwise Photoshop will select the Pen tool. Click-drag the Crop Marquee — When you first select the Crop tool, most people don’t know that you can click-drag in the image area to define the Crop (instead of adjusting the crop handles that appear around the image by default). Crop, then Crop Again — After applying a crop, Photoshop automatically hides the crop marquee even though the Crop tool is still selected. If you want to use the Crop tool again, click in the image area to display the crop marquee or, click-drag in the image area to define a crop. Cropping to a Specific Ratio or File Size — With the Crop tool selected, choose Ratio from the Aspect Ratio/Crop Size drop-down menu in the Options bar and enter values to constrain the crop to a specific aspect ratio. Choose W x H x Resolution from the Aspect Ratio/Crop Size drop-down menu to enter specific values and crop to a specific image dimension. You can also choose from the preset values in the drop-down list (for either Aspect Ratio or Crop size) or, enter your own values and choose New Crop Preset to add the values to the drop-down. Cropping to Another Image’s Dimensions (File Size) — To use the dimensions of one image to crop another image, select the document with the desired dimensions and select Front Image from the Aspect Ratio/Crop Size drop-down menu to auto-populate the width, height and resolution (or tap “I”). Then, switch to the document that needs to be cropped/resized and drag out the Crop marquee. When the crop is applied, the image will be resized to match the width, height, and resolution of the initial image. To save file size dimensions or aspect ratios (for reuse on future files) choose “New Crop Preset” from the Aspect Ratio/Crop Size drop-down menu. Note: if an image needs to be resized when cropping, Photoshop uses the image interpolation option set in Preferences > General. The default setting, Bicubic Automatic, enables Photoshop to chose the best resampling method based on the document type and whether the document is scaling up or down. Setting One Dimension in the Crop Tool — If you need an image to be a certain height (4 inches for example) but want to keep the width flexible, choose W x H x Resolution from the Aspect Ratio/Crop Size drop-down menu in the Options bar and enter “4in” for the height while leaving the width value empty. Crop Options in Context Sensitive Menus — When using the Crop tool, Control -click (Mac) | Right -click (Win) within the Crop marquee enables quick access to the majority of options associated with the crop tool (including Reset Crop, Rotate Crop Box, Default Aspect Ratios, etc.). Note: most tools in Photoshop have context sensitive menus designed to increase efficiency so be sure to give them a try, Crop Tool Snaps to Edge — By default, the Crop Tool is set to “Snap To” the edges of the document. While the snapping behavior is useful, it can make it difficult to crop close to the edge of an image. To disable the snapping behavior, choose View > Snap To and toggle off (uncheck) Document Bounds. To temporarily disable this “Snap To” behavior, press and hold the Control key while dragging the Crop marquee near the edges of the document. Note: there are additional options under View > Snap To including Grid, Guides, Layers, and Slices. Cropping to a Selection in Photoshop — If a document has an active selection when the Crop tool is selected, Photoshop automatically matches the Crop marquee to the bounding rectangle of the selection. If you don’t want to crop to the selection, tapping the escape key will reset the crop to the image bounds (or as close to the image bounds as possible if there is an aspect ratio set for the Crop tool in the options bar). Repositioning the Crop marquee deselects the area. Note: Artboards don’t share this behavior. Adding Canvas Using the Crop Tool — To use the Crop tool to add canvas to an image, drag the crop handles outside of the image area and apply the crop. To add transparency around the image (instead of filling the added canvas with the background color), convert the Background into a layer before using the Crop tool by selecting Layer > New > Layer From Background (or by clicking on the lock icon to the right of the word Background in the Layers panel). Maintaining Flexibility when Cropping — To crop an image, yet retain the cropped area outside of the Crop marquee, uncheck Delete Cropped Pixels in the Options bar. Reducing File Size by Deleting Content Outside of the Visible Image Area — To permanently delete information that extends beyond the visible image area (the canvas), select the Crop tool, check Delete Cropped Pixels in the Options bar, and tap Return (Mac) | Enter (Win). Photoshop previews any information that extends beyond the visible image area. Tap Return (Mac) | Enter (Win) again to apply the crop. Saving the document after cropping this way is permanent, so be sure that you won’t need to move/reposition/resize layers. Note: When working with Smart Objects, any extra image that extends beyond the visible canvas will not be deleted. A second method would be to choose Select > Select All and then Image > Crop. Straightening Images with the Crop Tool — When using the Crop tool’s Straighten option, the entire document (including all layers), are straightened. To straighten only a selected layer, use the Ruler tool. Tool Presets — Tool Presets can increase our productivity by saving commonly used tool options. After setting tool options in the Options bar, click the tool icon at the far left of the Options bar to display the Tool Presets Picker. Click the New Preset icon (the dog-eared page icon) to save your preset. The next time you need to use the tool with those settings, select it from the Tool Preset Picker. Content Aware Cropping In Photoshop — When using the Crop tool, the Content Aware option can intelligently fill in transparent areas with computer generated “Content aware” information. The video below demonstrates how. Crop and Straighten Photos in Photoshop — To speed up scanning or photographing multiple images, it might be faster to scan them as a single document. Then, choose File > Automate > Crop and Straighten Photos to automate the “cutting apart” of the images into their own documents. : Julieanne Kost’s Blog | Essential Tips for Cropping in Photoshop
What is snapping in Photoshop?
– Make Sure You’ve Enabled The Grid – You can’t Snap to Grid if you haven’t enabled the grid! If you don’t see the Grid on your canvas, head to View > Show > Grid and make sure the option is checked. It should look like this:
How do I move an image freely in Photoshop?
Method 5: Drag And Drop Between Floating Windows – Finally, let’s learn how to move an image from one document to another in Photoshop by dragging it between two floating windows, Go up to the Window menu, choose Arrange, and then choose Float All in Windows,
How do you disable crop snapping?
When you’re working on complex Photoshop projects with multiple layers, snapping is one of the most useful features available. It can save you lots of time, but more importantly, it can save you lots of frustration! But snapping isn’t always beneficial.
- For example, when you’re cropping an image, precision matters – especially when you’re working close to the edges of your document.
- But of course, that’s when Photoshop decides to “help” and immediately snaps the edge of your crop outline to the document edge.
- If snapping is stopping you from positioning your image elements exactly where you want them, you can toggle snapping on and off using the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + ; or use Ctrl + Shift + ; if you’re using Photoshop on a PC.
(That’s a semicolon, in case it’s hard to see). Fortunately, Photoshop offers a lot of control over how snapping works. You can choose to disable it entirely, or you can choose which specific image elements are snappable. They’re all controlled in a single spot: the View menu. The View menu controls all your snapping options in Photoshop To toggle snapping to a particular interface element, simply click the corresponding item in the Snap To submenu. A checkmark means Photoshop will snap to that element. There are also a couple of special cases where you can temporarily disable snapping without having to use the keyboard shortcut to disable snapping completely.
- When using the Move tool or the Crop tool, you can hold down the Ctrl key to temporarily disable snapping.
- However, this keyboard shortcut is a bit different than most: it’s actually the same for PC and Mac.
- Most PC/Mac shortcuts swap the ‘Ctrl’ key found on PC keyboards for the ‘Command’ key used on Mac keyboards, but in this case, you’ll have to use the Ctrl or Control key on both operating systems.
It’s also important to note that you have to press the Ctrl / Control keyboard shortcut after you’ve already begun to click and drag using the mouse, or you’ll get a very different result. I realize that a lot of these keyboard shortcuts and commands can be a bit overwhelming when you’re first learning Photoshop, but they really are worth learning. Thomas started his Photoshop career way back in 2000. After exploring Photoshop 5.5 in a high school computer lab, he developed an enduring passion for photography, design, and technology that carried him through a Bachelor of Design degree and into the wild world of tech startups.
How do you control snapping?
Take a step back – First, try to take a step back from the situation. Going to another room, removing yourself from a conversation, or going on a walk are all great ways to put some distance between you and the person you’re tempted to snap at. There are also ways to “take a step back” without going anywhere at all.
How do you stop objects from snapping in animation?
Adjust object snapping tolerances –
- Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Animate > Preferences (Macintosh), and click Drawing.
- Under Drawing Settings, adjust the Connect Lines setting.
To turn on pixel snapping, use the Snap To Pixels command in the View menu. If Snap To Pixels is on, a pixel grid appears when the view magnification is set to 400% or higher. The pixel grid represents the individual pixels that appear in your Animate application.
- To turn pixel snapping on or off, select View > Snapping > Snap To Pixels. If the magnification is set to 400% or higher, a pixel grid is displayed. A check mark appears next to the command when it is on.
- To turn pixel snapping on or off temporarily, press the C key. When you release the C key, pixel snapping returns to the state you selected with View > Snapping > Snap To Pixels.
- To temporarily hide the pixel grid, press the X key. When you release the X key, the pixel grid reappears.
When you select Snap Alignment settings, set the snap tolerance between horizontal or vertical edges of objects, and between objects’ edges and the Stage border. You can also turn on snap alignment between the horizontal and the vertical centers of objects. All Snap Alignment settings are measured in pixels.
- Select View > Snapping > Edit Snapping.
- In the Edit Snapping dialog box, select the types of objects to want to snap to. Select Save Default to save the specified settings in the,fla file. The saved settings of the active document is carried forward to the new document. Edit Snapping
- Click the Advanced button and select any of the following:
- To set the snap tolerance between objects and the Stage border, enter a value for Movie Border.
- To set the snap tolerance between the horizontal or vertical edges of objects, enter a value for Horizontal, Vertical, or both.
- To turn on Horizontal or Vertical Center Alignment, select Horizontal or Vertical Center Alignment or both.
When Snap Alignment is turned on, dotted lines appear on the Stage when you drag an object to the specified snap tolerance. For example, if you set Horizontal snap tolerance to 18 pixels (the default setting), a dotted line appears along the edge of the object you are dragging when the object is exactly 18 pixels from another object.
Select View > Snapping > Snap Align. A check mark appears next to the command when it is on.
For help in aligning objects when drawing, create guide layers and align objects on other layers to the objects you create on the guide layers. Guide layers are not exported and do not appear in a published SWF file. Any layer can be a guide layer. Guide layers are indicated by a guide icon to the left of the layer name.
Select the layer and Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) and select Guide from the context menu. To change the layer back to a normal layer, select Guide again.
How do I get rid of crumbs in Photoshop?
Clone Stamp Tool – This is the tool that I used for many years before discovering the Spot Healing Brush. And it is technically much more accurate and gives you more control than the Spot Healing Brush, but takes a smidgen of extra effort. To use the Clone Stamp Tool, just click the little stamp in the left-hand toolbar. And be sure that your “Background” layer (or whatever layer you’re editing) is selected in the Layers menu. You can also adjust the opacity of the Clone Stamp above, but I almost always keep mine on 100% to fully stamp out the crumb.
- Use the + or – buttons to create a circle that is just slightly larger than the crumb you want to stamp out.
- Then hold down the Alt/Option key (on a Mac) and click on an area right next to the crumb, but not touching the crumb.
- This basically saves whatever area you clicked into the stamp’s memory.
- So then move the circle on top of the crumb, lift up on the Alt/Option key, and click on the crumb.
Then, the area that you copied will essentially be pasted on top of the crumb. Sounds complicated, but it’s really easy to do. And the visual looks exactly like the Spot Healing Brush, so I won’t include repeat images of the before/after again. Both of these tools also allow you to click-and-drag along the image.
- But most of the time, I just use each of them in small clicks.
- So in summary, if you feel like taking your chances and the crumb is sitting on a relatively even surface, go with the Spot Healing Brush,
- If the background is much more varied or if you’re worried about accuracy, or if you want the option of adjusting the opacity of the fix, use the Clone Stamp Tool,
Note: The delicious soup pictured in this tutorial is none other than my favorite Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup, You should make some, even if crumbs are involved.
What does enable snapping mean?
About snapping—ArcMap | Documentation Snapping allows you to create features that connect to each other so your edits are more accurate, with fewer errors. When snapping is turned on, your pointer will jump, or snap to, edges, vertices, and other geometric elements when your pointer is near them and within a certain tolerance.
- This enables you to position a feature easily in relation to the locations of other features.
- All the settings you need to work with snapping are located on the Snapping toolbar.
- Snapping is not limited to being used while editing, as it is utilized in other areas of ArcGIS, such as georeferencing and the Measure tool on the Tools toolbar.
By default, snapping is enabled, and the active snapping types are points, endpoints, vertices, and edges. You can turn on or off individual types from the Snapping toolbar. To turn off snapping completely, click the Snapping menu and remove the check mark next to Use Snapping. Snapping is managed at the map level, so whenever a snap type is turned on, you can snap to any visible feature layer. This also includes layer types that are not editable, such as basemap layers or computer-aided design (CAD) files. You cannot snap to features that are hidden from the map, though, including when the layer is turned off, has a definition query (visible features in the layer can still be snapped to), and is beyond the layer scale range.
Since you can snap to any visible features in a layer, you may need to spend some time authoring your map. If you find you are snapping to layers you do not want to snap to, make sure you need that layer to be displayed in the first place. By turning off unnecessary layers, disabling certain snap types, setting layer scale ranges, and making sure your labels and symbols are as descriptive as they can be, you can use the Snapping toolbar more effectively.
As you move your mouse pointer, you get visual cues in the form of pop-up SnapTips and the pointer icon to tell you the layer you are snapping to and with which snapping type. Each snapping type (vertex, edge, endpoint, intersection, and so on) has its own feedback, which matches the icons on the Snapping toolbar. For example, when working with streets and parcels, you can see the SnapTips with the layer name and the snap type. When creating a new road, snap to the existing endpoint (Streets: Endpoint) so the segment connects to it. If you need to create a building footprint at a parcel boundary, snap to the Parcels: Edge. To help you distinguish the icons on the Snapping toolbar, rest your pointer on a button; note that a piece of text pops up (a ToolTip) near your pointer with the name of the button, and a description appears in the status bar at the bottom of the application.
In addition, you can change the appearance of the buttons on the toolbar so the icons display with their names or the buttons display as text-only without any icons. To do this, click the Customize menu and click Customize Mode. While the Customize dialog box is displayed, right-click an icon on the Snapping toolbar and click either Text Only, Image Only (the default), or Text and Image.
This tip applies to any toolbar in ArcGIS. To set options for working with snapping, click the Snapping menu and click Options. From there, you can set the snapping tolerance in pixels, which is the distance your pointer needs to be from a feature for snapping to occur, or customize the snapping feedback.
- You can change the color of the icon and the content, font, and color of SnapTips.
- When you are working over imagery, add a background to the SnapTip to place a solid fill behind the text so it is easier to read.
- Your snapping settings apply to all your ArcMap sessions since they are saved in the registry for the application.
If you have multiple snap types active, the sequence in which the snapping occurs is determined automatically. The highest priority is given to snapping to sketch elements. Snapping is useful with many editing operations, such as creating polygons that do not overlap or have gaps between them, drawing lines that connect to each other, or placing a point exactly along an existing line.
For example, suppose you are creating a new segment of an electric line that begins from an existing transformer; you want to ensure that the vertex of the line connects precisely to the transformer. Snapping makes this type of task accurate, quick, and easy. You can snap to any feature layer in your map, not just ones you are currently editing.
This allows you to snap to features in a CAD drawing, coverage, feature class from another geodatabase, and so on. Snapping can also be used to, For example, you can move a parcel and have one of its corners jump, or snap, precisely to a corner of another parcel.
- Simply move the parcel’s selection anchor to its corner vertex after setting the appropriate snapping properties.
- Then move the parcel to its new location until the selection anchor snaps to the corner vertex of the other parcel.
- On the Snapping menu, you can enable snapping to an intersection, segment midpoint, or curve tangent point.
Intersection snapping allows snapping to locations where two features intersect but there may not be any defined vertex or endpoint there. You might use intersection snapping when you are adding points at street intersections or dividing a feature where it meets another feature. If you have multiple snap types active, the sequence in which the snapping occurs is determined automatically. The highest priority is given to snapping to sketch elements. When you are editing, there are two snapping environments available to you. The default is the Snapping toolbar, but you can enable for fine-grained control over the snapping environment.
- The editing classic snapping environment refers to the snapping functionality that was available during an edit session in ArcGIS 9 and earlier using the Snapping Environment window.
- In classic snapping, snapping settings are specified in the Snapping Environment window, where you can manage the individual snapping types, layers, and priorities.
No snapping occurs until you check some boxes in the window. You can drag and drop layers up and down the list to change the snapping order; layers at the top will be snapped to before layers further down the list. To snap to points, check the Vertex box since there is no specific point snap type in classic snapping.
Classic snapping functionality is off by default and has been replaced with the Snapping toolbar, which provides a flexible, easy-to-use snapping environment with more snapping types, more options, and better feedback than classic snapping. Since there may be some scenarios where you need to access the classic snapping environment, you can choose to switch to classic snapping.
Enabling classic snapping is most useful for complicated maps with lots of overlapping layers. When working with complex utility data, for example, classic snapping may be beneficial because you have many features in one location, but need to snap easily to a particular feature and in a certain order.
If you are creating water mains, you could move that layer up in the list so new mains snap to existing mains first and set whether they should snap at vertices, edges, or ends. Since utility data often has many point features, you can reorder the point layers in the list so new lines connect to certain points, such as system valves or hydrants, before they snap to other types of point features.
If you do not want to snap to a particular layer at all, uncheck it from the list. However, features not visible because of definition queries can still be snapped to when you are using classic snapping. This kind of fine management of the snapping environment is only possible with classic snapping. However, this also takes a lot of work to maintain and set up, considering that each layer in the map is listed in the window and has three separate boxes to check.
So, if you are trying to snap to a feature but no snapping occurs, you have to sort through a potentially lengthy list of layers and check boxes to enable the snapping. With the Snapping toolbar, snapping is on for all layers. Each snapping environment has trade-offs of ease versus control that you need to evaluate.
The Snapping toolbar might take some time to get used to, but its simplicity and power should meet the needs of most editing tasks. However, you can switch between the snapping environments at any time on the Editing Options dialog box so you can use the one that is most appropriate for your current work. : About snapping—ArcMap | Documentation
How do I control click in Photoshop?
How to temporarily turn Auto-Select back on – Then, any time you want to temporarily turn Auto-Select back on, press and hold the Ctrl (Win) / Command (Mac) key on your keyboard. Click on the contents of the layer you want to auto-select, and then release the Ctrl / Command key to turn Auto-Select back off.
- To auto-select multiple layers, press and hold Ctrl (Win) / Command (Mac) to temporarily turn Auto-Select on, and then add the Shift key.
- Click in the document to select the layers you need, and then release the keys to turn Auto-Select back off.
- Note that you’ll need to have the Move Tool active for these shortcuts to work.
You’ll know that Auto-Select is on because the checkmark will reappear in the Options Bar. When you release the Ctrl / Command key, the checkmark will again disappear: The checkmark appears and disappears as you toggle Auto-Select on and off. And there we have it! That’s how to use the Auto-Select feature to quickly select single layers, multiple layers and layer groups in Photoshop! Check out our Photoshop Basics section for more tutorials! And don’t forget, all of our tutorials are now available to download as PDFs !
How do I move an image in Photoshop without snapping?
Try using this Photoshop keyboard shortcut when a layer inadvertently snaps to an object. Hold Ctrl (Windows) or Command (macOS) after you start to drag to prevent Photoshop from snapping the layer to other objects.
How do I turn off snapping arc pro?
Tip: – Press and hold the spacebar to temporarily turn off snapping as you create, modify, or measure features.
What is snap controls?
Snap to grid means controls are automatically aligned to grid points. If this feature is enabled, the corner handles of a control automatically move from one grid point to another grid point when you move or resize the control. When you add a control to a document, the top left corner of the control is aligned to a grid point.
What does stop snapping mean?
Examples – “With mobile phones being almost everywhere these days we are all snapping away taking images of friends and family, locations and, in some cases, significant newsworthy events when they occur in front of us.” The word is often used in news headlines, especially in American English, to mean ‘break’, as in: “China fixes yuan mid-point lower, snapping 11-day rising streak”, and: “In Twitter Attack, Shiv Sena Hints at Snapping Ties With BJP in Maharashtra,” and: “Royals head to Cleveland in hopes of snapping Indians long win streak.” Snap is also frequently used to refer to the tone of voice and speed of delivery when speaking to another person.
What is the snapping mode called?
Snap mode is indicated by a blue box cursor that snaps to locations allowed by the snap mode. Snapping jumps the mouse cursor directly to a desired location, like a point or the end of a line, when the mouse cursor moves near that location. That makes it easy to exactly click a desired location just by moving the mouse cursor approximately nearby. Snapping works when editing drawings, drawing paths (used in measurements and with editing commands), and also in other settings, such as placing control points for georegistration, Commands to turn snapping on/off and to set snap modes become available when we mark control points, draw a path, launch an editing tool (like Create Lines ), or when we enable an object for editing by Alt-clicking it and then clicking a segment or vertex.
- Snapping is off when we first launch a new Manifold session, and then stays off or on depending on how we last toggled it in that Manifold session.
- Snapping is shared between different contexts where snapping works, so when making measurements or while editing we have last turned snapping off, or we have changed the snapping mode, it will stay off or stay in the new mode until we turn snapping back on or change to a different mode.
In any setting where snapping is available, the spacebar is a keyboard shortcut that toggles snapping on and off. We also can toggle snapping on and off by right-clicking into the drawing and clicking Snap in the context menu. The right-click context menu also allows us to switch snap modes and to set snap parameters used by those modes. Basic snap settings appear in the basic context menu shown above as well as in extended context menus that appear when editing.
|Turn snapping off and on. Keyboard shortcut: spacebar See the discussion in the Snap Modes topic.
|Snap to Coordinates
|Snap to coordinates (vertices) in objects. Keyboard shortcut: C key
|Snap to Grid
|Snap to virtual grid locations specified in the Grid dialog. Launch the Grid dialog by double clicking the Grid virtual layer in the Layers pane. Keyboard shortcut: G key
|Snap to Bearing
|Snap to bearing lines specified in Snap Parameters, orthogonal vertical / horizontal directions by default. Keyboard shortcut: B key
|Snap to Relative Bearing
|Like Snap to Bearing, but aligns the pattern of allowed bearings to the bearing of the last entered segment. If the last segment was a line segment at a 45 degree angle and Snap Parameters are the default 4 bearings, this will constrain cursor motion to lines that are either a continuation of that 45 degree line or at right angles to it. Keyboard shortcut: R key
|Snap to Active Layer Only
|Toggle between snapping to objects in the Active layer only, or snapping to objects in all visible layers that have snapping enabled in the Layers pane. Relevant to Snap to Coordinates mode only, since snapping to grid or to bearings does not depend on the contents of layers. Keyboard shortcut: A key
|Launch the Snap Parameters dialog.
By default, snapping works only with objects in the active layer. If we uncheck the Snap to Active Layer Only choice, then snapping will work for all visible layers which have snapping enabled in the Layers pane. By default, all layers in a map will have snapping enabled.
How do you turn on object snap?
On the status bar, click the Object Snap button or press F3 to turn running object snaps on and off. On the status bar, click the down-arrow next to the Object Snap button, and then click the object snaps that you want to persist.