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12 hours ago, trinitydesign said:

create custom guides that are at angles

Grids yes, but Guides as far as I know not. But you can draw your own lines, on which you will snapping.

12 hours ago, trinitydesign said:

can a regular object line or shape be converted into a guide?

If I do not know so.


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Hi Trinity Design,

Welcome to the forums :)

It's not possible to have guides at angles I'm afraid. It's also not possible to turn an object into a guide.

Thanks

Callum


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Seems like a minor over sight to only assume guides will be vert or horiz. 

Yes, I know I can use "lines" but they then need a stroke to be seen and things get busy... guides are visible all the time. 

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9 hours ago, trinitydesign said:

Seems like a minor over sight to only assume guides will be vert or horiz. 

I think it is more that to keep things simple, guides are implemented as having only a single adjustable parameter, that being either its x or y coordinate, while grids are more complicated & can have several different ones.


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I too would enjoy having rotatable guides. I use them in both my font editor and XDP frequently. XDP uses a special guide layer. Any line or objects placed on it are guides.

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7 minutes ago, MikeW said:

I too would enjoy having rotatable guides. I use them in both my font editor and XDP frequently. XDP uses a special guide layer. Any line or objects placed on it are guides.

A guide layer would be killer good, especially if we could add to it and subtract from it as the project goes on.


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