Photoshop allows you to place a guide anywhere, which can be frustrating if you do Web work and you want to cut an image by hand.

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Because your selections will miss the guides…

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…and the things you create will have fuzzy edges.

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But Photoshop will only select things by the pixel. So, the key to getting your guides right on the border between two pixels is to select first…

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…then create your guides, snapping them to the edges of the selection.

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Of course, you’ll need to make sure your Snap To is set.

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Do it this way, and the things you create will have nice, clean edges.

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