I've got a ton of objects I'd like to set spacing between (vert & horizontal) in PS CC. I'd like to be able to select two objects and automatically set spacing between them relative to each other (think padding/margins in HTML). Is there a way to do this that lends itself to an Action?


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    Photoshop currently offers no inherent method for distributing objects.
    – Scott
    Aug 19, 2015 at 19:06

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Not by default (Maybe there is a way with a script). When you create an action for moving an object using the free transform tool, you're moving that object relative to the canvas and not another object. So if you record an action to be left 100px, the action with record that as a percentage.

What you could do

If you are creating artwork using columns. You could create actions that would move objects at varying length. So action 1) moves object 10% from the left. Action 2) moves 20% etc. However this would only be benificially with documents that use the same widths.

But this really isn't better than using guides and snap to guides.

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