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Gimp: guides creating and positioning

  • Sep 25, 2020
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With guides in Gimp you graphics can position elements exactly. As you create the guides, we show you in this article.

Guides in 5 steps to create

To create guides in Gimp, proceed as follows:
  1. In the menu, click on the tab "image" > "auxiliary lines".
  2. Here, you can decide whether you want to create the auxiliary line with an absolute distance from the edge or a percentage of the distance:
  3. Select either "New auxiliary line" or "New guide (by percent)". You want to split your image into two areas, this would be a Percentage range of 50% is ideal.
  4. Now a window opens in which you create the auxiliary line: First, select whether you want the line to be horizontal or vertical are created.
  5. You then give the Position to the left (when horizontal) or top (when vertical), either in percent or in absolute value. Confirm with "OK", to the auxiliary line.
Guides in Gimp create

Guides to move - so go ahead

Subsequently, you can move the auxiliary lines, and so to the Millimeter to fit:
  1. Select Move in the tools box is "off" or press the [M] button.
  2. You then drive about an auxiliary line in the image, so the red is discolored.
  3. You can now move the line: Click in the auxiliary line and drag the line to any position in the image.
  4. To delete all the auxiliary lines, click on the tab "image > guides" "All guides".
Guides move

For precise work: Magnetic guides

  • With magnetic guides, you can work very precisely. The mouse snaps to the pointer in the vicinity of the auxiliary line on this.
  • You can activate the Feature via the "view" and "snap to guides".
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