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Chapter TWO. MACROMEDIA SHOCKZONE DECONS... > STEP 06 creating the VERTICAL GUIDES

STEP 06 creating the VERTICAL GUIDES

Now that the horizontal guides are completed, we're ready to make the vertical guides.

1.
Paste the vertical line currently on the clipboard by choosing Ctrl-V / Cmd-V.

The new line overlaps the existing center line temporarily, but you'll turn it horizontally in the next step.

2.
Select Modify > Transform > Scale and Rotate—or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S / Cmd-Option-S.

3.
In the Scale and Rotate dialog, enter 90 in the Scale field and click OK.

The line rotates to a horizontal position; however, because it is 400 pixels long and the stage is 550 pixels wide, you need to extend its size. (see figure 02:09).


Figure 02:09.


4.
In the Object Inspector, check the Use Center Point option and change the w (width) field to 550. Click Apply when you're ready.

With the Use Center Point option enabled, the line grows from the center.

5.
Duplicate the horizontal line by pressing Ctrl-D / Cmd-D.

6.
With the Object Inspector, deselect the Use Center Point option and move the new line to near the top by changing the x value to 0 and the y to 10.

One more guide line and you're done.

7.
Duplicate this line and, in the Object Inspector, enter 0 in the x field and 390 in the y (10 pixels fewer than the height of the stage, 400).


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