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How do I get the guides to snap to the center line of an object?

Explorer ,
Sep 25, 2018

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I am new to Illustrator, but I have used Photoshop somewhat.  In Photoshop, the smart guides would show pink alignment lines so if f I wanted to align an object with another, I go by the lines.  Also when dragging out a guide, it would snap to the edge, center, etc of an object as I dragged the guide across it.  How do I do this in Illustrator?

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If you turn on Smart Guides under the View menu in Illustrator that will give you the same type of behavior as in Photoshop. Snap to Grid, Pixel, and Point are also under the View menu.

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How do I get the guides to snap to the center line of an object?

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I am new to Illustrator, but I have used Photoshop somewhat.  In Photoshop, the smart guides would show pink alignment lines so if f I wanted to align an object with another, I go by the lines.  Also when dragging out a guide, it would snap to the edge, center, etc of an object as I dragged the guide across it.  How do I do this in Illustrator?

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Correct answer by Barbara_Ash | Adobe Community Professional

If you turn on Smart Guides under the View menu in Illustrator that will give you the same type of behavior as in Photoshop. Snap to Grid, Pixel, and Point are also under the View menu.

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Sep 25, 2018

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If you turn on Smart Guides under the View menu in Illustrator that will give you the same type of behavior as in Photoshop. Snap to Grid, Pixel, and Point are also under the View menu.

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Sep 26, 2018

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I have Smart Guides on and have tried all of the Snap To options, but none give me the alignment lines when moving an object around other objects or snap to the center of objects when I drag the guide across it.

I realized that I didn't mention yet that I am using the latest version of Illustrator CC

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Sep 26, 2018

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Are all the options checked in Preferences > Smart Guides?

Try and press Cmd (resp Ctrl on Win) while moving the object(s) around.

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Explorer ,
Sep 26, 2018

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yup, all but the construction angles.

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Sep 26, 2018

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Put a check mark next to the construction guides.

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Aug 06, 2020

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This says "Solved", but it didn't work for me and it looks as though it never worked for Kabboroo either.

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Aug 06, 2020

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WHat exactly does not work for you?

Did you read what I wrote about transform tools and the Cmd/ctrl key?

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Explorer ,
Aug 13, 2020

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I think I might have a similar issue. 
Often I need to place a logo on etc a car/van on the hood, so I would like to have it centered. 
Smart guides etc are working, but they are using the click-point I am dragging the logo with to snap to. This is not very useful. So I have to click on the very center of the logo to have it snap to the center line of the hood. 
Snap to point didn't work, snap to pixel/grid is not doing it either. 
I remember it used to snap to center line of e.g. a hood, no matter where I clicked on a logo to drag it. 

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Aug 13, 2020

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Can you please show a screenshot?

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