I am starting some more training. This time I decided I wanted to learn Adobe Illustrator. One of the cool things I learned right away is how to create a guide from any object in illustrator. One of the most used guide setups that you will use in illustrator is a guide going straight down the middle both vertically and horizontally.
The easiest way to do this is to:
select the “Rectangular Grid Tool”.
Drag the tool from the top left of the page to the bottom right. While still holding the left mouse button you will to need to use the arrow keys to add/remove lines in both the vertical and horizontal positions.
Right adds vertical lines. Left arrow removes them.
Up arrow adds horizontal lines. Down arrow removes them. Once you are done it should look something like this:
You can now change this drawing into guides that you can use in your drawing. To convert the image go to the View menu. Go all the way down to “Guides” and then select “Make Guides”. The shortcut as you can see is “Ctrl+5”.
Once you have made the guides most people like to lock them. To do that go back to “View”. Re-select “Guides” and this time Click “Lock Guides”.