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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — making guides

Now it's time to create guides. Guides are lines on the screen that you will use for aligning, that is, guiding objects. These lines are only visible while you are working in Inkscape and we can set objects to snap to them when we are designing. Both of these simple tools (guides and the Snap to feature) will give you automatic alignment for the basic areas of your web page layout—which in turn will help make the design process much easier.

  1. To create a guide in any open document, drag from the left or top ruler toward your page as in the following screenshot. A red line represents the guide until you let go of the guide and place it on the page. Then the line turns blue.

    You can move the guides after placing them ...

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