Edit Snap To in Photoshop CS6 for Windows 7

Edited by Freya, priya, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to specify what to snap to in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. As you can see, we've already got an image open. Our "Layers" are on the right-hand side, but we don't necessarily need separate layers for this option.

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    We need to come up to "View" in the menu along the top of the screen.
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    Then we have the options "Snap" and "Snap To". Naturally, if we haven't got "Snap" ticked, then "Snap To" is sort of irrelevant. We tend to keep the "Snap" option on because it is much easier to work with.
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    We have the option to "Snap To" various things, but mostly "Guides", "Layers" and "Document Bounds". The "Grid" and the "Slices" are not able to be snapped to unless we enable them.
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    Let's show how to quickly enable "Grid". Go up to "Show" in the "View" menu.
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    Then, go down to "Grid".
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    We'll see now when we come back to the "Snap To" menu, we can snap to "Grid" as well. The same goes for "Slices".
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    We can also specify if we want all of them to be selected, which is the "All" setting.
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    Alternatively, we can select "None".
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    Now that we've selected "None", when we come back to the "Snap To" menu, all of the ticks have gone. We can then specify if we only want to snap to the "Grid", for example.
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    What we do now is make sure the new layer on top is selected.
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    Then as we drag and move the image, it snaps to the lines within the grid. If the "Snap" option wasn't enabled, it just kind of moves more freely. This is particularly useful, especially if we're trying to make a layout for a document or a pattern. It helps to keep a more uniform and tidy approach.
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    Let's show now the "Snap" option off. In the "View" menu, select "Snap".
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    We can see it's much more free moving. It doesn't snap to one particular point.
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    Then we can go through and edit these if we like. Let's snap to "All" because I like that setting better.
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    We're also going to hide the "Grid".
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    This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to edit the "Snap To" settings in Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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