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Let Photoshop align your objects for you

Added on Wednesday 2nd of May 2012 04:53 am EST
 

Reader Forum
by G.H. Cloutier and Amy Courtright
Application:
Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5
Operating Systems:
Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

Is there any way to easily align objects in Photoshop? I want to have all of my images line up perfectly, but it can be tedious trying to do it by eye, and even when I use guides they still don’t line up perfectly.

Photoshop does have alignment options located on the Layer menu. You can align the top edges, vertical centers, bottom edges, left or right edges, and horizontal centers of your objects. To access these alignment options, select the Move tool in the Tools panel; doing so displays them on the tool options bar.

When aligning your objects, you can choose to align them with each other or to a selection. To align an object on a layer to a specific selection, make your selection on the image, select the appropriate layer, and choose the type of alignment you want. To align objects in multiple layers with a selection, make the selection...