Software & Apps Design Keep Photoshop From Snapping to a Document Edge by Sue Chastain Writer Sue Chastain is a former Lifewire writer and a graphics software authority with web design and print publishing credentials. She's also skilled in WordPress administration. our editorial process LinkedIn Sue Chastain Updated on May 31, 2020 Design Graphic Design Photoshop Animation & Video 3D Design Tweet Share Email Like grids and guides, the Snap to feature in Photoshop can be turned on and off. Snap To causes items to snap to the grid, guide, or document edge—a feature that some users find useful and others do not. You can disable snapping for all or only some options right from the View menu. Disabling All Snapping To prevent Photoshop from snapping any items at all, remove the checkmark in front of View > Snap. Specifying snap options You can disable and enable snapping more selectively, too. Select View > Snap to and choose Guides, Grid, or Document Bounds as desired. If you disable snapping for document bounds, Photoshop will no longer confine items to the edges of your document. You can disable snapping in Photoshop Elements exactly the same way as in Photoshop. Temporarily Disabling Snapping To temporarily disable the Snap to behavior while using the Move tool, hold down Ctrl in Windows or the Command key in macOS as you work near the edge of a document.