Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Measuring distances with Smart Guides, part of Photoshop: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates.
…In this movie, I'll demonstrate how to take advantage of Photoshop's new and…improved Smart Guides, which allow you to…measure distances between layers and other objects.…Now, the first trick is to press the Ctrl or Command…key when either the move or black arrow tool is selected.…So I'll start by going up to the move tool, which you can also get…by pressing the V key, and then notice if I press and hold the Ctrl key,…or the Cmd key on the Mac, then I immediately see the distance between the…bounding box that surrounds the object under my…cursor and the various edges of the canvas.…
Now, I happen to be seeing these distances in…pixels because I have pixels established as my unit…of measure, which is to say you might be…seeing inches or millimeters or what have you instead.…And if you want to change your unit of measure, the easiest way to make…that happen is to press Ctrl+R or Cmd+R on a Mac, to bring up the rulers.…And then right-click on either the ruler on the…left-hand side, or the one at the top of the…
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/06/2014. What changed?
A: Deke added a new chapter covering the October 2014 changes to Photoshop CC, covering features such as the Flame Generator and Design Libraries.