Questions about alignment; the placement of elements in relation to other elements, or to a visible or invisible reference in the design. It's a gestalt principle, applicable to every type of design. Ask anything about alignment in graphic design.

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Objects do not abut precisely in Illustrator CC

I am trying to make a logo with a pattern of varied transparencies since the client wants a transparent png logo. No matter what I try, I cannot get the squares to line up perfectly. It looked fine as ...
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Align issues in AI

New to Illustrator (cc) and having some issues making the align tool work for me. I am trying to place all pieces 1.5mm apart for a lasercutting file but when I use the align tool it causes them to ...
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Invisibles in InDesign affecting alignment

I'm working on an InDesign file (possibly from an older version, it's been a minute since the file was used), and when center aligning the text, it appears that the hidden characters or "invisibles" ...
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How can I avoid auto-adjusting of the text dimensions in Inkscape?

When I create a text object in Inkscape, it automatically clips it and adjusts the dimensions of the object so it occupies as small area as possible. This might be useful in certain cases, but in many ...
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Specifying distance between objects in Adobe Illustrator CS5

As I'm placing items for a design, I find myself guessing a lot about positioning, usually I will take an item and everything else that might be similar I'll use align-left, or distribute-center. ...
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How do I create a (custom) alignment guide in Pixelmator

How do I add a custom/fixed alignment guide in Pixelmator? I know it's possible because I done it before and I'm working with a file that already has three, but I need to add one more. How is that ...
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While aligning objects in Adobe Flash how to decide what object moves?

So this is a problem that should be easily solved but I'm having a hard time figuring this out in flash. When I align two objects I just want one of them to move while the other remains stationary, ...
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Is there a way to align bullet point indent in InDesign paragraph styles?

I've come across this quite a few times now. Whilst working on a long document with several areas with bullet points, it's obviously more efficient to style the bullet points using Paragraph Styles. ...
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issue with alignment with two objects

I'm trying to make puzzle piece, so I want to cut out circle from rectangle, but somehow I can't make their left sides to coincide :/ Does anyone had same problem? As you see when I click '...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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Illustrator: how to align grouped objects and expand to be aligned top and bottom?

The rectangles below have been grouped together by me. I realized that I probably should have aligned them before grouping them. I'm wondering if there is a way to align them (to their top edge) ...
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How To Find The Vertical Midpoint of a Gimp Image or Canvas? (Solved)

New to Gimp and had this exact question earlier today. I searched online and found this post, but it didn't give me the simple solution I was looking for. After a few more minutes searching, I found ...
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Illustrator alignment with styled element doesn't work properly

I'm creating a template on Illustrator CS6 but I'm not able to align elements properly when one of them have a style. In this case, I have a rectangle with a dropshadow effect and when I try to align ...
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Can we change the text align without moving the position of an object in illustrator?

Is there such an option we can turn on so when we change the text align of an text object the position of this object will not move in Illustrator?
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Horizontal Alignment in Photoshop - Which is correct?

I usually align two text within a box using "Horizontal align center" button at the top menu in Photoshop. Is it the right way to align a text horizontally, or should i measure pixel by pixel using a ...
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Use Inkscape To Align SVG to Top-Left Of Canvas

I have an SVG which has bbox of something like SVGRect {x: 236.92999267578125, y: 99.98999786376953, width: 121.48001098632812, height: 224.70001220703125} How can I use Inkscape to position the ...
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Guidelines causing problem while doing alignment in Adobe Illustrator CS4

I have an artwork and inside that artwork there are several objects and several guidelines applied. Now when I try to align that artwork at the edge of the main Artboard using alignment tools, the ...
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How to stop Photoshop CC from snapping to other elements?

I'm trying to move elements around on the grid, but Photoshop CC keeps trying to snap to other elements in the image. I've tried turning off View > Snap and then turning on View > Snap To > ...
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Aligning multiple objects with the same spacing to eachother, vertically

:) I did create something like a roadmap with a checklist below each subject. However, after the 7th checkpoint the auto snapping didn't work anymore and now I struggle to align them properly. They ...
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Aligning letters “Wrong” appears more “Right”

I'm currently working on a logo for a client. Here is the work in progress. It seems obvious to me that the S should align with the line above. I feel that the best way of aligning it however is to ...
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Make baseball diamond squares align with equal spacing in Adobe Illustrator

I'm trying to make the baseball diamond squares image to represent each base but I can't align them right. I have Snap To Point set but it doesn't snap to the exact points I want. Here is my image and ...
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How can I perfectly justify text in Gimp 2?

How can I perfectly justify text in GIMP 2. I tried but the result is this. Thank you
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How to describe this text alignment feature with varied font sizes

Originally posted in the English Stack Exchange, but was suggested to post here. I see it all the time in Facebook posters and memes where each row of text is of a different sized font, but with the ...
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Objects in Illustrator Not Aligning to Pixel Grid Correctly

I'm having problems aligning my objects to the pixel grid in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture, my object is correctly aligned with the pixel grid. However there are still parts outside of ...
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Why is my text distantly spaced if i change the format to full justify?

I'm using Corel Draw X7. I type my word in a text box with left alignment. but when I change it to full justify, the text becomes distantly spaced. And I can't fix it. The text doesn't look neat. Can ...
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Command line tool to align 2D non-photo images

Hugin's align_image_stack tool seems to be highly recommended for photos. It may well work in such cases where you have EXIF data, the images are all the same resolution and taken from roughly the ...
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Align vertical object over horizontal order?

I have more than 100 object that is alligned to the right edge with fixed space (VERTICALLY) I need to put them (HORIZONTALLY) with the same fixed space and perfect align to its bottom! Like the ...
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Align traced text into an object (square). Illustrator

Can someone tell me what Am I doing wrong? I want my traced text (Schlitz) to be aligned in the center of the red square. I tried several methods but can't get it done(wether nothing happens, wether ...
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How should images be aligned within a blog post?

Is there a general rule regarding alignment of relatively narrow images within single-column online text, like blog posts? Consider a blog post featuring column of text in which images occasionally ...
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Leading and aligning to a baseline grid in InDesign

I'm using InDesign CC trying to format for an academic journal-style article. My problem is with consistent leading. I have a text frame, and in Baseline Options I set Offset to: Cap Height. At the ...
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How to align all objects in the center of your art board using Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is there a simple shortcut to align all objects in the center of an art board instead of doing it manually?
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How to choose alignment point when changing font size for multiple text objects in Illustrator?

Say I want to change font size from 5pt to 10pt for all text objects in Illustrator, but keep their bottom-left corner unchanged. When I selected all texts by Select --> Object --> Text object and ...
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Illustrator CC : Distributing Objects (spacing)

I'm having an issue re-spacing the dots on the map below evenly. I created the whole thing in Illustrator and somehow missed that spacing issue in the early stages. Needless to say the issue repeats ...
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Illustrator text alignment - center to specific letter

I have a list of names that I want to align vertically with specific letters within each name ex: COACH BRIT COACH JESSIKA CASSIDY VICTORIA In the list above the B, E, S, and T ...
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Object won't align central to artboard in Illustrator

I create a new file in Illustrator. 30 x 30 px. No stroke just black fill. I create a new rectangle 27 27 px I select the rectangle and go to the icon align to artboard I click to the icon Horizontal ...
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How to design arrow links between two nodes?

I'm building an algorithm for drawing directional lines between two nodes. In the trivial case of one link it works fine. But this method fails when there's a reciprocal line it overlaps the first ...
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InDesign's “Live Distribute” function possible in Illustrator?

I'm hoping there is an easy fix for this! In InDesign, I always use the Live Distribute feature to equally space objects. This is much quicker than trying to calculate the space you want between ...
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How to distribute an equal amount of space between each object in Photoshop?

I'm using "Distribute Horizontal Centers" in Photoshop, but it might be the wrong tool for the job. I'm guessing Photoshop will be distributing the CENTER of each text object and aligning that, so ...
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Aligning 2 shapes using a side or two points in illustrator?

Anyone know how to align 2 shapes using two points or one of the shapes side/path in Illustrator? I know there has to be an easy way to rotate two shapes and make sure their points align perfectly ...
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How to align elements to Bootstrap grid?

Sorry for the beginner question, but I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I'm using a grid for a Bootstrap design but my problem is how do I align elements to the grid? See my image for ...
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How to join up different shapes smoothly?

I've tried using the join function but it doesn't seem to work. Is there some way for Illustrator to intuitively join up the three separate shapes smoothly whilst still keeping them on their own ...
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Align smaller triangle to the center of a larger triangle

I am trying to create an equilateral triangle with a smaller equilateral triangle cut directly from it's center, like a stencil. I have made the triangle and used the Path Selection Tool to copy it ...
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How can I align a bunch of layers in Photoshop CS3 to a curve?

Is it possible to take a series of layers (say, icons of seats in a theatre) and align/distribute them all to a curve (so they appear as a row)? What I'm looking for is similar to "align text to path"...
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How to align rotation of a triangle to a rectangle in Inkscape?

I created a rectangle and a triangle using the polygon tool. When I created the triangle the rotation of the triangle was arbitrary, so I have the following situation: How can I make the rotation ...
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Why can't the GIMP align tool select some layers?

When I try to align various layers in GIMP 2.8, sometimes the align tool selects the entire image, not the layer I clicked on. It doesn't matter how many times I try, and closing/reopening doesn't ...
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Sketch: Resize Element and Keep Content Centered

Is it possible to resize a grouped element, and preserve the centering of its child elements? Also, is it possible when resizing the group element that the elements inside the group, preserve their ...
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How to align rectangles adjacent?

I'd like to make the selected rectangles all vertically adjacent (no gaps), not overlapping. Is there a simple way to do that?
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Align an image horizontally relative to a mask

When I place an image inside a mask, is there a way to align horizontally/vertically that image so it's right in the center of that mask without me having to drag it around within the mask to find the ...
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Centered title but left aligned text to fill up content

Hold your horses, I'm aware that centered titles are generally frowned upon. However, when given a fixed size container, simply having everything left-aligned gives an empty impression – which itself ...