Using rulers and guides


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Using rulers and guides

One of the benefits about working with a computer is that you can be precise. Instead of just eyeballing something, and making sure that something looks okay, you can use certain features that allow you to make sure that something is perfect and exact. One way to do that is to use rulers and guides inside of your document. The easiest way to turn rulers on is to use the keyboard shortcut Command+R or Ctrl+R on Windows. That activates the rulers. You'll see the rules appear on the top of your window, and on the left side of your document window as well. Unfortunately, there is no way to control what you see as far as tick marks, but as you zoom in, or zoom out, you'll see that the tick marks become more granular. I'll zoom back out again here, and I want to show you that you could also work with something called guides. Guides allow you to basically create some kind of an object inside of Illustrator that you can use to align other objects too, and again, just to use as a wa...

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 CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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