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Can you save guides in Photoshop?
There is no way of actually saving guides. But you can create a new action and create new guides (View: New Guide, repeat for each guide line as needed). Then, whenever you have a document of the same dimensions, just play that action and it will lay your guides out for you.
Can you copy guide lines in Photoshop?
Our Blog –
- by Omar El Sergany
- 01 Sep 2020
Last week one of our intern designers asked me if there was any way to copy and paste adobe Photoshop guides from one Photoshop document to another. I answered: sure, I will try it and get back to you, but the easy way is to save a template with guides and use it every time you start a new file for that size.
- After some research I didn’t find a way to achieve that so I watched the video she mentioned before (), they are using a script to copy and paste guides so I downloaded the script file and added it to the adobe Photoshop scripts folder and tried it as it shows in the video but it didn’t work!
- So I opened the script and started reading and found out that I should press “Shift” button in the keyboard when copying and guess what it’s working!
- but I edited the script a bit, I split the script into 2 script files one to do the copying and another for the paste.
- Now I will show you how to do that. list start :
- all you need to do is download the 2 files
and we are done. to use it :
open the 2 documents (the one you will copy the guides from and the one you need to paste the guides on)
select the first document and click from menu : File > Scripts > Guides Copy.
then select the second document and click from menu : File > Scripts > Guides Paste.
and that will copy the guides from the first document to the second one.
also you can view the video below for the installation steps and usage.
How do you snap to guides in Photoshop?
Step 3. Snapping – You can also add Snapping to your guides. Go to View > Snap to and select “Guides.” Like before, this will make objects snap or click into place along your guides.
How do I lock a layer in Photoshop?
To lock a layer, select it and click the lock icon above your stack of layers in the Layers panel.
How do I save grid lines in Photoshop?
There are a few different ways to save a grid in Photoshop, but the easiest way is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+G (Mac: Command+Option+G). This will save the current grid as a new file. You can also use the File > Save As menu item to save the grid as a new file.
How do I make multiple guides in Photoshop?
Julieanne Kost’s Blog | Tips for Grids, Guides, and Ruler Options in Photoshop
- Here are several of my favorite tips for working with Grids, Guides and Rules in Photoshop!
- Working with Rulers
- • Command + R (Mac) | Control + R (Win) quickly displays rulers along the top and left sides of a document.
- • To quickly change the ruler’s unit of measurement, Control -click (Mac) | right -click (Win) within the ruler area and select the desired units from the context sensitive menu.
- • To display the Units & Rulers preferences, double click in the ruler area.
• To change the Ruler’s point of origin (the zero point of the rulers), click and drag the box in the upper left corner of the rulers (where they meet) and reposition. Double clicking at the intersection of the rulers resets the point of origin to the upper left corner of the open document.
- • In order to quickly find the center of an image, set the rulers to percentage and drag out guides to the 50% marks (you can also use View > New Guide but I find dragging faster).
- Working with Grids
- • Command + ‘ (Mac) | Control + ‘ (Win) toggles visibility of the grid.
• To create a grid that displays the “Rule of Thirds” overlay, choose Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices. Set the “Gridline Every” to 100% and the “Subdivisions” to 3. Working with Guides • To place a single guide at a specific location in a documents, choose View > New Guide. To enter a value that is different than the current units of measurement, type the value and then the unit (px, in, cm, mm, pt, pica, %). • To add a guide using the rulers, click in the ruler area, and drag the guide into the document. Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) from the ruler to toggle the orientation of the guide (vertical to horizontal). • Option -click (Mac) Alt -click (Win) on a guide to delete it. • Double click on a guide to display the Guides, Grid, & Slides Preferences. • To add multiple guides at one time, choose View > New Guide Layout. Select the Target (Canvas, Artboard, Selected Artboards), guide color, number of Columns and Rows, Width, Height, Gutters, Margin amount and whether or not to Center the Columns and Clear Existing Guides. Choose Presets and select Save Preset to save the guide layout for future use. • With the Move tool selected: Option + Shift -click (Mac) | Alt + Shift -click (Win) on a guide to select multiple guides. Then, with the same keyboard modifiers, drag to reposition multiple guides at once.
- Option + Shift -double click (Mac) | Alt + Shift -double click (Win) double click on a guide to display the Edit Selected Guide dialog
- Right -click (or Control -click Mac) to display the Guides contextual menu.
- Note: if you have a tool other than the Move tool selected, hold Command (Mac) | Control (Win) to temporarily access the Move tool, then add the other modifiers to select/reposition guides,
• To create a guides based on a shape, choose View > New Guide From Shape. And you’re not limited to only shape layers, you can create Guides from Type layers and pixel based layers! As you can see from the examples below, the Guides are created based on the bounding box around the contents of the layer. Guides created around Shape Layer. Guides created around the contents of pixel layer. Guides created from a Type Layer. • To reposition a guide using the Move tool, position the Move tool directly on top of the guide. When the icon changes to a double headed arrow, click and drag to reposition the guide. • Shift-drag a guide to snap it to the ruler tic marks. Note, this shortcut works even when “snap to” is off (View / Snap To). • Drag a guide outside of the image area to quickly delete it. • Command + ; (Mac) | Control + ; (Win) toggles the visibility of guides. • Command + Option + “;” (Mac) | Control + Alt + “;” (Win) locks/unlocks guides (View > Lock Guides). When changing image size of a document, unlock the guides to resize the guides proportionally. Lock them if you need to keep exact numeric values. • Guides (and paths) can be difficult to see on high resolution monitors because they are anti-aliased. To make them appear thicker, select Preferences > Performance. In the Graphics Processor Settings, click Advanced Settings and uncheck Anti-alias Guides and Paths. Note: you won’t see the change until you click OK in both the Advanced Graphics Processor Settings and close the Preferences. Changing the Color of Guides, Grids, and Slices • To change the color of the guides (including Smart Guides), grid, and/or slices, select Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices and either select a color from the drop-down list, or, click in the color swatch to the right and choose any color you would like. • To change the color of selected guides, first select the guides, then choose View > Edit Selected Guides and use the Color options to change the color. Or, use the shortcut: Option + Shift + double click (Mac) | Alt + Shift + double click (Win) on the selected guides to display the Edit Selected Guides dialog. • To change the visual representation of the guides or grid, use the pull-down menu to choose line, dash, or dotted (Grid only). Smart Guides • Smart Guides can be tremendously helpful for aligning and determining distances between multiple layers as they are being repositioned within a document. Check out the videos below to learn how. In this episode of 3, 2, 1, Photoshop, you’ll discover how to use Smart Guides to quickly align and distribute layers and shapes in Photoshop CC.https://www.youtube.com/embed/59jeQpyc9UM Pixel Grid • If you Zoom into an image above 500%, a Pixel Grid is displayed on top of the image. This can be especially helpful when trying to align shapes such as rectangles so that they begin and end on a full pixel (to avoid anti-aliased edges). However, to toggle this off, you can uncheck Pixel View under View > Show Pixel Grid. The illustration below demonstrates three options: • The first shape was drawn with the Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid preference turned on. As a result, all sides of the rectangle are solid (note, even though the initial rectangle shape might not have been drawn in perfect alignment to the pixel grid, Photoshop automatically snapped the rectangle to that grid because the preference was turned on). • The middle illustration was drawn with the Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid preference turned off. This resulted in anti-aliased edges (varying levels of opacity) because the rectangle (the vector path) was not perfectly aligned to a pixel edge when the rectangle was drawn. • The final illustration is the same rectangle as in the second illustration ( the Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid preference was turned off), however the Align Edges option was enabled for the rectangle shape layer (in the Options bar) after drawing the rectangle. Enabling the Align Edges option “jumped” the fill of the rectangle to the nearest pixel grid (you can still see that the original shape (the black path), is not aligned to the pixel grid, but the fill is being forced to Align Edges to the edges of the pixel grid. Align Edge is a convenient way to align objects to the pixel grid on a “per shape layer” basis if you want to turn off the Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid preference. I expect that most people will leave the Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid preference turned on as it will help to avoid anti-aliased edges when drawing shapes as well as transforming them making alignment clean and precise. : Julieanne Kost’s Blog | Tips for Grids, Guides, and Ruler Options in Photoshop
How do I turn on autosave in Photoshop?
Auto save your content Learn how RoboHelp auto saves your content in a matter of seconds. Auto save is a new feature that automatically saves your work at certain intervals. To create a seamless authoring experience, here’s how to set your topics to auto save every minute. This feature is disabled by default, but can be turned on from the menu. To enable, click Edit > Preferences > Enable auto save. Here you’ll find the “Specify time interval in seconds for auto save” option, which by default is set to 60 seconds, meaning that RoboHelp will save your unsaved content every 60 seconds. Uncheck the box for “Enable auto save” if you wish to disable the auto save feature. : Auto save your content
What is the difference between guides and smart guides?
Unlike normal guides, smart guides only appear when you’re editing objects on the artboard. They provide more contextual information, such as X/Y values, so you know if an object is aligned with other objects. As you get closer, your selection will snap-to the nearest object or edge.
What does Ctrl Alt Lock do?
Windows 10 and 11 – In the latest versions of Windows, Ctrl-Alt-Delete brings up a menu with options to:
Lock. Stops others from accessing a PC until the user signs back in. Switch user. Enables another user to use the computer without closing all applications and windows of the current user. These remain open in a suspended state – not visible to the new user – for when they switch back to the previous user. Sign out. Signs the user out of their account; closes all applications windows. Change password. Enables user to change password when using an offline account on their PC. Can’t reset forgotten passwords here, however, as the user must know the current one to change it. Task manager. Brings up the Task Manager Windows tool for managing the running of the PC’s applications, processes and services.
How do I stop my guides from snapping to objects?
Tips about the grid and guides –
- To temporarily override the snap-to options, hold down ALT while you drag the chart, picture, or object.
- If you want the current settings in the Grid and Guides dialog box to be the default settings for all documents, click Set As Default,
- By default, shapes and other objects will snap to the nearest intersection of gridlines only if the grid is visible. Change that by checking the Snap objects to grid when the gridlines are not displayed box.