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Adding guides

Guides are non-printing lines that help you line up elements in your document, either horizontally or vertically. You can choose a Snap To command so that the guides behave like magnets: Objects you drag to positions that are close to a guide will snap into place along the guide when you release the mouse button.

1.
Use the File Browser or choose File > Open, and open the Montage.psd file in the Lesson12 folder.

2.
Choose View > Rulers. A vertical ruler appears along the left side of the window and a horizontal ruler appears along the top of the window.

Note

If the ruler units are not inches, choose Edit > Preferences > Units & Rulers (Windows) or Photoshop > Preferences > Units & Rulers (Mac OS), and select Inches from the Rulers pop-up menu; then click OK.

3.
If the Info palette is not visible, click the Info palette tab or choose Window > Info to bring it forward in its palette group.

4.
Drag down from the horizontal ruler to the middle of the image window, watching the Info palette to see the Y coordinates as you drag. Release the mouse when Y = 3.000 inches. A blue guide line appears across the middle of the window.

5.
Drag another guide from the vertical ruler to the middle of the image and release the mouse when X = 3.000 inches.

6.
Choose View > Snap To > and make sure that the Guides command is checked, or select it now.

7.
Choose View > Rulers to hide the rulers again.


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