Very quick Photoshop question

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by yg17, Nov 30, 2006.

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    yg17

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    #1
    I want to vertically and horizontally align text in the center of the canvas, so the text will be right smack dab in the middle. How do I do this in Photoshop CS2? Thanks
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Doesn't it help with centre positioned guides and snapping enabled?
     
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    yg17

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    I suppose. Although I was looking for more of a 1 click solution because I'm too lazy to make guides :D
     
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    Mydriasis

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    Select both the text and background layer in your layers palette.

    With the move tool selected you can change the alignment in the control bar.
     
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    yg17

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    Thanks, exactly what I was looking for :)
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Cool...

    This is one of the new things in CS2, right... I've not seen that in CS (which is what I'm stuck with at the moment... might be time to "borrow" my girlfriend's license... :eek: ;)).

    Freehand has a very similar feature, and I love it, so I've actually missed it in Photoshop... :)
     
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    Mydriasis

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    Yeah, but your tip works just as well. As always in PS there are lots of ways to get the same/similar result. :D
     
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    are you kidding? guides take a total of 2 seconds to make. stop being lazy.
     
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    vectormasked

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    You can just select the layer you want to align. Press "CTRL" + "A" to select everything and then click on the tiny icons "Align Vertical Centers" and "align horizontal centers".

    This takes only 2 seconds.
     

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