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If you have been following my little tutorials for a while now, not only do you deserve a medal, but  you know that the little things really get under my skin. For instance- when things do not line up perfectly center or along an edge. Thankfully, there is an easy way to fix that in PS or PSE. Like one click easy!

In the photo below I am working on a template. I want the Black box to be in the center of the brown box. Enter the alignment tool. I have it circled for you here. From the little icons it is pretty easy to tell what they do. But if you are not sure simple hover over the icon and a little box will pop up to tell you the function. To align your layers, make sure you have the ones you want to use selected, then click the proper alignment and you’re done! Make sure you have your move tool activated when using the align tool- shortcut V.


Just to show you an example- here I selected all my layers and chose to align to the horizontal center. Here is what that looks like.

Happy aligning! You can now sleep better at night knowing that your things are properly aligned! I know I will! :)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ScrappyMama 7 August 2012 at 3:00 pm

OMG!!!! Another PERFECT tip!!!! I’m soooooo glad you guys do these for us & I truly appreciate each & every tip you share…Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 Karen Schulz 9 August 2012 at 4:44 am

A wonderful tip, Steph! Thanks so much for the great visuals too!


3 marilynnay 24 August 2012 at 4:44 pm

Thank you for sending us this great tip I am a novice when it comes to using my different icons to get the best results that I might need for my Layout.
I love doing templates, but really get upset when they do not line up right.
Great tip and I love it. Hugs, marilynnay


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