Pick Your Guide Type

Some of the apps GuideGuide supports have different types of guides. By default, GuideGuide automatically chooses artboard guides (or the app equivalent) when the selection fits within the current artboard. If the selection falls outside of the artboard, or spans multiple artboards, GuideGuide will use app equivalent of a canvas guide.

To change this behavior:

  1. Click the Settings button.
  2. Scroll until you see “Guide Mode”.
  3. Choose the option that suits your needs.

Please note that this feature only exists in apps where it is applicable. Please also note this only affects guides added by GuideGuide.


Not supported. While Photoshop does technically have canvas and artboard guides, they generally don’t coexist. That is, if you’re using artboards, you generally only use artboard guides, and vice versa. As a result, GuideGuide does not provide a Guide Mode setting.


Illustrator guides are arbitrary paths, so they offer the most flexibility. By default, GuideGuide will draw guides that fit to the artboard bounds when the selection is contained in an artboard. When the selection extends beyond an artboard, GuideGuide will draw guides that extend past the edges of the document canvas.

Illustrator has an additional “selection” option, which will size the guides to the boundaries of your current selection.


InDesign has both page and spread guides. GuideGuide will use page guides if the selection fits in a page, or spread guides otherwise.


Figma has page guides, but within frames also has frame guides. You can use the Guide Mode setting to force GuideGuide to always use page guides, or use the automatic behavior.


Not supported. Sketch only has one type of guide.