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Offline motormount

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artboard tool snaps to stroke
« on: February 26, 2018, 04:45:54 AM »
Good morning all!

I 'm sure i could use the artboard tool to snap to my selections center line.

Somehow now it snaps to the edge of the stroke, so when i have a rectangle 800*700pt for example with a stroke 20 pt stroke, select it and make the artboard snap to the selection, the artboard turns to 810*710 or 820*720 depending on the stroke alignment .

I just cant find the preference to make it snap to the line - if there is one but i'm pretty sure i've seen it somewhere someday ... -

Any help appreciated! 

Offline Tracy

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Re: artboard tool snaps to stroke
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 12:27:45 PM »
sheesh, I didn't even know about fitting to Artboard, this is going to be helpful.
can you remove the stroke temporarily? I know it adds time.

One thing I do when I need custy's crazy art perfectly centered in the artboard, I create a box
Larger than all their combined art and I position it to the center of what their center is using transform pallet
and then I select all center everything using the transform pallet

I was assuming illustrator, not sure if your in photoshop

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Re: artboard tool snaps to stroke
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 12:33:10 PM »
Uncheck in preferences / general / use preview bounds

I had this same issue a while ago, kudos to Pedro for showing me the light.

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Re: artboard tool snaps to stroke
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 01:57:17 AM »
 :yourock:

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Re: artboard tool snaps to stroke
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 02:28:09 PM »
still believe you rock but it doesn't work here...
Unless i turn off stroke the artboard gets slightly bigger than the selected object, even with preview bounds not checked ( they weren't on the first place ... )
It's one click more but every click counts.
I don't think it can work the way i want, if the stroke is on it gives a little more space depending on the stroke width.
Maybe for print oriented documents they could fix this as bleed area could take care for the missing stroke .
Then not all designers give bleed, but they could also fix that with a ''export document in prepress mode'' button...

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Re: artboard tool snaps to stroke
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 04:10:10 PM »
bummer, yeah stroke should be measured by the stroke not the ink applied to it