About Alignment Guides

Alignment guides are horizontal and vertical rulers that you can add to a panel. You can position them anywhere in your stage, and use them to help you align layers and artwork as well as to draw along their axis.

Alignment guides can be used as visual aids, but you can also make your animation and drawing tools snap to them.

The following tools can snap to alignment guides:

  • Transform
  • Select
  • Contour Editor
  • Perspective
  • Brush
  • Pencil
  • Stamp
  • Eraser
  • Rectangle
  • Ellipse
  • Line
  • Drawing Pivot

When you manipulate elements with the Layer Transform tool and the Select tool, they will snap to nearby alignment guides. As for drawing tools such as the Brush or the Pencil tool, they will snap to alignment guides if you draw close enough to them, allowing you to draw straight lines along the guides.