Saturday, March 19, 2011


Tip #76. By default, Photoshop is set so objects will snap to a line in the grid when they get close. They’ll suddenly move into position for you. If you don’t want things to snap to your grid, you must turn it off. Go to View | Snap and clear the check for Snap. You can further adjust whether snapping is turned on for Guides, which are specific lines that you draw, Grids, which we discussed in the previous tip, Document Bounds, or Layers. The default settings are for snapping to be turned on for everything. Objects will snap sideways as well as up or down. When I am trying to space letters to make separate words, snapping sideways is annoying. I’ll snap to a horizontal line, turn off the grid and then use the arrow keys to nudge letters into the correct spacing.

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