I'm using the pen tool the make a basic box. I want this box to be accurate, so I've set up my grid to be every 20px, and am trying to snap the box into form.
Now, you have your actual vector line, and then it's border. When I go to make a straight line, one point will be set on the grid, and the other will be set to just under the grid so that the OUTLINE instead of the VECTOR, is aligned with the grid. Like so:
Now, no big deal, the left one is off, so I'll just adjust it. Maybe it's just a cool feature in case someone needed it to do that specifically. So I fix it, and go back over to my right one, the one that was correct initially and notice that it's aligned on it's border, and NOT it's vector. This makes me suspicious, so I fix it, and check the left one again. Guess what? Aligned wrong again.
I zoomed out to make sure I was using the tool correctly and moving the specific point and NOT the whole shape itself (which wouldn't made geometric sense anyway, but whatever, sometimes thigns happen) and I found I am indeed just moving the one point.
Okay, so I fix the left one again.
And check the right corner. Guess what? Misaligned again.
I've seriously gone back and forth with this torture device trying to do the basic technique of making a bloody square and for some reason it's constantly switching my vectors from aligned to just ever so slightly unaligned and at this point I'm furious. Please someone tell me you know what this is and how to fix it.
Honeslty, I'd just being doing this in photoshop, as I'm better using PS anyway, but for some reason the snap to grid feature on that doesn't work PERIOD. I've been nothing but happy with the previous installments of both of these products, but CS6 is too little a step up for me to really not be vastly upset by the fact that so many feature which were previously very stable and smooth to just not work. Half a step forward, ten steps back dude, smh. Can anyone tell me why either of these issues might be occuring?
I'm not even sure where it is. I found the Transform panel, but I'm not seeing any "Align to Pixel Grid" in it's options.
It snaps just find, it's just that it'll snap it to just a tiny bit OFF of where I need it to go.
I have two things selected:
-Snap to Grid
-Snap to Point
I've also alternatively tried having one or the other selected only, or neither.
Each time, I have no problem getting a single point to go where I want, it's just that in doing so, it skeuws EVERY other point off of where it was placed. This is never a consistent sweuws, as I would expect if I were accidentally just moving the whole shape instead of one point. It's literally like what I'm doing should in no way effect the other points of the shape, but no matter what I do, this damn program won't leave the other points ALONE.
Seriously, this tool worked wonderfully in the previous installments. The less reasonable side of me has started taken this whole thing as a personal afront. The more reasonable side of me is ready to just chalk it up to brain-dead programmers and go find something else that works better.
I may have found a reason, but I'm short on a solution. When I'm suing the direct selection tool, and am pressing the ctrl button, this pops up!
The line I want to align to the grid is the blue filled one. The damn point that's causing this whole week-long headaches is that white filled son of a ***** right there.I can neither figure out WHY it's there nor how to remove it. I feel like when I remove this, it will solve my issues, as any point I fix to not have this suddenly has this again as soon as I go tinker with another point, and realigns itself to be on the grid as opposed to where I had originally placed it.
Please, somebody help me with this, CS6 has been nothing but an absolute nightmare since I installed it.