I have an eps file containing some vector images. Is there a way in Photoshop to remove blank space in between the images? I know about trim but this only removes space on the outside border I want to remove all space outside and in between. Hope that makes sense. I also have Illustrator if that helps. Many thanks.
AUTOMATICALLY ARRANGE ICONS SIDE BY SIDE
While illustrator does not provide a one click auto way of doing exactly what you want, there are a series of other functions that if combined, it will get you exactly there.
- You have 20 icons (make sure they are grouped individually)
- Create another artboard or document the same height as one icon but the width of 20 icons (multiply the width of one icon by the number of icons you have)
- Copy your icons and paste them in the newly created artboard.
- Select all of them and click from the top menu Vertical Align Center and then Horizontal Distribute Center :
And there you have it, auto-arranged, side-by-side icons.
If you want to create a sprite for the web out of these, you can simply click on the icon you want to move and while Holding SHIFT, drag it to the left till it intersects the margin of the other icon. Holding shift locks the direction while dragging therefore it's very important. Look:
PS: If you can't select in Illustrator each icon individually, you will have to ungroup them like I mentioned in step 4 above.