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Is there a way to make smart guides work on path stroke outside?

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Apr 04, 2020

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I am drawing letters and I am trying to align strokes together without expanding them.

Lets say I do a verical line, and I made a guide on the lower point of the path, then I do another path that is nect to it and its horizontal, now I want the lower part of the horizontal path to alight to the lower anchor point of the path next to it, is there an easy way to do that?

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moee,

 

Depending on the nature of the artwork, including a possible follow up with simple joining, for vertical/horizontal lines it may be convenient to apply Projecting Cap and just work on/align by the spines and have coinciding Anchor Points for joining.

 

Or just (too) silly.

 

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Is there a way to make smart guides work on path stroke outside?

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I am drawing letters and I am trying to align strokes together without expanding them.

Lets say I do a verical line, and I made a guide on the lower point of the path, then I do another path that is nect to it and its horizontal, now I want the lower part of the horizontal path to alight to the lower anchor point of the path next to it, is there an easy way to do that?

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moee,

 

Depending on the nature of the artwork, including a possible follow up with simple joining, for vertical/horizontal lines it may be convenient to apply Projecting Cap and just work on/align by the spines and have coinciding Anchor Points for joining.

 

Or just (too) silly.

 

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In the Align palette flyout menu, you can turn on Use Preview Bounds.

 

Then you can align with the Align palette as desired.

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Hi @moee94184931,

if I understand you right - here is an older video for aligning selected anchor points:

https://vimeo.com/261901416

 

(The line as helpers object should be not necessary in your case)

align selected anchor points in AI

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moee,

 

Depending on the nature of the artwork, including a possible follow up with simple joining, for vertical/horizontal lines it may be convenient to apply Projecting Cap and just work on/align by the spines and have coinciding Anchor Points for joining.

 

Or just (too) silly.

 

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