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How to Use Smart Guides in Illustrator

by Grant Friedman

on December 29, 2009

in Illustrator Tutorials Screencasts Tutorials

Smart guides are hands down one of Illustrator’s most powerful and useful features. If you have ever tried to place objects next to each other in Illustrator without smart guides you probably know how difficult it is to get them to line up just right. Today’s video tutorial will explain Illustrator’s smart guide functionality and then put it to use using some simple shapes and lines.

Video Tutorial

Preview Image

Below is a screenshot of smart guides in action.

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About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.