Show Smart Guides in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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    As we can see, we've already opened a document on the canvas and the layers in the "Layers" tab at the right-hand side
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    We've got our rulers visible as well.
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    First, we need to ensure that we've opened the rulers so that we can see them and that we are working in pixels, not in inches
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    There are other VisiHow videos on how to set that up.
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    What we can do then is ensure that when we go to "View" and "Show", "Smart Guides" is selected
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    We click it to select and deselect it. In this video, it is deselected. Then, it is selected. Basically, what "Smart Guides" does is it uses the guides within an image to help us line up separate layers and also shows spacing.
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    The other layers will be shown now by clicking
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    There are three separate layers taken from another image.
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    We can see that when we are on one particular layer, a pink line will appear
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    It shows the spacing.
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    So, when we click and drag the layer, it goes from one center of the layer to the other center of another layer
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    We can ensure that the layers are lined up perfectly, even though they are of different sizes.
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    We can select another layer
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    We can drag it and see the spacing
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    Now, when we click it, we will see that we have the pink line appearing to line up with another layer. It is smart in a way that it assumes where we want to go. It is quite useful when we are working on the layouts or trying to create a pattern as well.
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    We can see that as we are moving the layer, it is trying to line up with other layers
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    We can go to the centers or to the corners as well.
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    When we let go of the button, the pink lines disappear
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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