Enable and Disable Snap in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Amanda, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can snap a canvas in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. You can see I've already got a document open, and you can refer to my tutorial on how to open a document if you need to. I've got two layers on this particular document.

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  1. 1
    Click "View"
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    It can be found in the navigation bar that runs along the top of the window. It is third from the right.
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  2. 2
    Click "Snap"
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    Simply clicking on "Snap" enables that setting.
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  3. 3
    Click the correct layer
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    We will click "Layer 1".
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  4. 4
    Click and drag on the canvas
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    This will move "Layer 1" around.
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  5. 5
    Release
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    When we drop something we are moving around, it will try and snap to the lines or another layer to keep everything quite uniform.
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  6. 6
    Click "View"
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  7. 7
    Click "Snap"
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    Now we have disabled "Snap".
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  8. 8
    Click and drag on the canvas again
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    We have much more freedom. It is almost more fluid. It will stay wherever we drop it. We tend to keep ours enabled. This gives us the freedom to move quite quickly while keeping everything quite uniform. This is useful, maybe not in this situation here with these two photographs, but when we're trying to line up a format on a piece of paper. It can be useful for lining up image with text. It creates almost an invisible grid for us.
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