Using rulers and guides


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Using rulers and guides

One of the most important attributes of vector graphics is precision. In other words, your ability to create artwork to a very specific size or position, to have artwork lineup with each other perfectly, or to create things in scale. For example, the layout of a room or architectural drawings. Illustrator has many tools and functions to help us create perfect graphics, but at the very core of that are rulers and guides. As you can see in my document right now, I have rulers visible. They appear across the top and left of my screen and you can toggle these rulers on and off by pressing Command+ R on Mac or Ctrl+R on Windows.

The rulers in this document are currently set to use inches, but we can really change them to use different measurement systems. You can find that setting inside of your Preferences panel. I will press Command+K or Ctrl+K on Windows to open up my Preferences dialog box and from the popup here I'll switch to Units. The General setting could be set to Inches, Picas,...

Using rulers and guides
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Using rulers and guides provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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