Using Smart Guides


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Using Smart Guides

A feature that's been around in Illustrator for quite some time is called Smart Guides. However, now in Illustrator CS4 the feature has gotten a pretty significant upgrade. In fact, that's also prompted the Illustrator team to turn Smart Guides on by default. So first just take a look at where the setting is and then we will talk about how it's used. Under the View menu there is an option here called Smart Guides. The keyboard shortcut for that is Command+U, or Ctrl+U on Windows. With that particular setting turned on, which is the case by default, as you move around your document and you mouse around objects they highlight. They are also identified by words. For example, this is a path and this is anchor point, so and so forth.

As if we needed that information. But it can be helpful when you have very complex documents and you are mousing around trying to identify certain areas of your file. Now as you master with these particular areas, you see that they highlight, which ma...

Using Smart Guides
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Using Smart Guides provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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