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I am trying to make a cut template in photoshop. So I have to draw a rectangle and mark a center point on that shape (Cross or small circle). Which is the accurate way to do that. I emphasized accurate because its cut template.

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  • Have you tried alignment tools like align horizontal and vertical? – Vikas May 30 at 5:37
  • @Vikas Sorry bro.. I am not.. I am not so fluent in PS – Sandeep Thomas May 30 at 5:56
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    It may be more productive to do this in illustrator and then copypaste it to PS later. – joojaa May 30 at 7:03
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    What do you mean by "cut template"? Is it for a cutting machine? If so, I wouldn't use Photoshop. Better to use a vector image editor such as Illustrator, CorelDraw, Inkscape, etc. – Billy Kerr May 30 at 10:29
  • @BillyKerr Sorry for confusing.. Its just for manual cutting on wooden sheet – Sandeep Thomas May 31 at 2:11
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You can use Photoshop alignment tools. Create a circle in separate layer that you want to place in center.

Move the circle manually in approximate center of the rectangle (if your rectangle contains multiple paths/shapes, group them all). Then you select your rectangle and circle layers, and click align horizontal and align vertical button on this toolbar:

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Something like this. You can use symbol like X and later guides for more visual accuracy of center.

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(Make sure there is no any other object outside your rectangle boundary, otherwise you likely won't get intended result).


A mathematical solution would be to draw two diagonals and the intersection would be the center.

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