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Photoshop question - The art of Thornwolf
thornwolf
thornwolf
Photoshop question
I've used photoshop for years and this always happens and I never really bothered to ask why or how to fix it. The best way to describe it is say I have an image thats a certain size, and I'm sketching/painting within that canvas, but when I get close to the edges its like my line is magnetized to the edge and creates really warped straight lines, like its following the border instead of letting me go off the page at my liesure. Under the cut is an example of this:




Notice along the edges of the canvas the lines seem a bit more warped like they're following/magnetically drawn to the border? That wasn't intentional. The closer I got to the border with my brush my line was drawn to the edge. Anyone know why this happens or how to fix it? Anyone else experience this? D: I've had this problem with multiple versions of Photoshop, right now I have 7 (I never made the CS jump, I need to..)

*edit* Fixed!! Thank you so much :D Turns out I had "snap" turned on. To fix this go to View > uncheck "Snap". Wow...I don't know the purpose of that option but it sure is annoying.
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reaperfox From: reaperfox Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Man, I can't help you, but I used ot have that exact same problem. I think it must have fixed itself after YEARS of it happening because I only just realised it doesn't happen anymore.

And... I n ever realised CS was a newer version, lamely. I always thought it was a 'basic' version. I might have to look into that.

Sorry I wasn't any help.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
well at least its not just me :O
gab From: gab Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it has to do with 'snapping' to the grid or what not... uhhmmm.... ... I wish I knew what to tell you. ;_;
gab From: gab Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Try under 'view' and then snap? If that's even the issue...
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Omg that fixed it, thanks! :D

God why would anyone want that /on/? D:
gab From: gab Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
It's helpful in webdesign where you want things to be all straight and junk... but for most things, it's a huge hassle!
unmutual From: unmutual Date: September 22nd, 2007 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It's very helpful when you have guides and you want to move layers to very specific points in the image. Snapping to the edge is just *dumb*. :)
kestral_kitsune From: kestral_kitsune Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
See if your snap too is turned on or not I think that could be causing the problem but I'm not completely sure.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
that was it! thanks :3
kestral_kitsune From: kestral_kitsune Date: September 22nd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad it got resolved ^__^
ksilebo From: ksilebo Date: September 22nd, 2007 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I use snapping when I'm aligning some stuff to guides. I saw the question was answered.
neongryphon From: neongryphon Date: September 22nd, 2007 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Stab the snap feature. Stab it in the mouth D=
sighthoundlady From: sighthoundlady Date: September 22nd, 2007 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I've had that same problem for years too! Now I know how to fix it, that's awesome!
ultra_taboo From: ultra_taboo Date: September 22nd, 2007 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
oh SNAP
wtfbingo From: wtfbingo Date: September 22nd, 2007 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG thanks so much for posting these. I HATE that and now I know how to fix it! :)
foxfeather From: foxfeather Date: September 22nd, 2007 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
That is such an awesome sketch. ^.^
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 22nd, 2007 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
thankoo :3
shadow_weaver From: shadow_weaver Date: September 22nd, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes.. I've always had that problem too! Thanks!
idess From: idess Date: September 22nd, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've always had this problem. I never knew it could be fixed! So awesome XD
shinigamigirl From: shinigamigirl Date: September 23rd, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man. Totally had the same problem, thank you so much!

What I would do is make my canvas a tad bigger and then crop the snapped lines off when I was done. D:
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: September 23rd, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
ditto but it is a pain in the ass with sizing. glad we got an answer for that pesky thing! Goodness that shouldn't be an "automatic on" in photoshop, it really shouldnt D:
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