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Noob Question  Guides/Anchors are not "on" the object I create

May 2, 2013 3:43 AM

Tags: #illustrator

I know this is probably a setting I am not getting the right way... but here is my problem.


When I create an object... the path/guide/anchor is not "ON" the object I create... it "floats" outside of that object... INSTEAD of on the object like everyone else's that I see in tutorials etc.

Take a look

all of the objects I create seem to have this... so when I try to move the two parts of the flag together... they have a buffer area between them... and I can't move them together to overlap.


Thanks for any help...


I am usiing Illustrator CS6 by the way....

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    May 2, 2013 3:44 AM   in reply to kitchnsnk

    If you view the Appearance Panel (Window > Appearance) is there something applied there? Such as Offset path?

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    May 2, 2013 4:10 AM   in reply to kitchnsnk

    Scott is right. Your Appearance Panel shows that somes effect is applied to the stroke. Click the triangle to the left of Stroke to reveal. I suspect you'll find something like this:



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    May 2, 2013 4:51 AM   in reply to kitchnsnk

    or... and this might sound silly... you're not accounting for having a white stroke around objects on a white background. like... the 'buffer' area you're describing. that's just a stroke, right?

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