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AP - Can I copy and Paste Guides?

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Hello

 

I am working on a series of product images. These images will be displayed side by side in a web shop. The finished images are simple composites made up of two separate images. I want to make each of the finished images have the same proportion and product positions. I am using guides to do this. Rather than go through the process of setting up guides for each of the different product documents, is there a way I can copy and paste guides from one document to another?

 

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Hi.

 

I'm not sure you can use this methode, but..

If your pictures are of the same size (or rezise them first):

Set up the guides the way you want them. 

Make a new pixel layer.

Use your brush tool and drag a line on the guide. (Click in the beginning of the line, hold down shift and click on the end of the line.)

 

Then you can copy the layer and use it as an overlay over the other pictures.


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Thanks for the info and tips.

 

Probably waaaaay down on the list of dev work... but intuitively I wanted to copy and paste the details from the Guides Manager in one document to another. The other thing I wanted to do was resize the window or dock it somewhere convenient. If I had a second monitor then dragging it off the main screen would be nice. 

 

I do like how the Guides Manager stays open when switching between documents.

 

I have 12 of these composite images to produce, so have created a custom grid to overlay as a layer in each document.

 

Cheers

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