How to get things lined up diagonally in Illustrator?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by DesertFox, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Im trying to get some letter lined up diagonally with one another and I discovered the "line segment tool". Is this the best tool for the job or is there something I have overlooked.

    Im thinking that its not because the diagonal line disappears after I choose another object.

    Thanks.
     

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    dogbone

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    Let me put it this way Desertfox, I've been using Illy for years and I've never heard of the 'line segment tool', so I doubt that you are going to need it.

    It's probably a good time now, to let you know that macrumors is not really the right place to be if you want to learn how to use illustrator. However it's a good place to come if you need a quick answer to a specific question or some special technique like vectorising a photo. :)

    You've only had the program for a day, if you start a thread for every slight query it will soon become very tiresome. But I may be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time.

    Why not just start a single thread called "teach me how to use illustrator" and put all your questions in that thread.

    edit: silly me, I never knew it was called the 'line segment tool', all that is, is a tool for making lines. Not what you are after.
     
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    tobefirst

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    Put a stroke on the line of a different color (like lime green) so that you can see it even when it is not selected. Line it up. Delete the line.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks done.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    You can also draw a line either with the line segment tool or pen tool and select it, click Apple+5 and that will convert the line you just drew into a guide that you can show/hide just like other guides.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    turn on smart guides!
     
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    Claytoniss

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    WORD!:cool:
     

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