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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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Numbered List Ignores Placeholder Whitespace

I would like my Table of Contents to look as follows: Attachment 1 Attachment Name (Para Style: "Att Lvl 1") Attachment 2 Attachment Name (Para Style: "Att Lvl 1") ...
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Illustrator multi column text Right to Left

How can I make a multi-column text in ILLUSTRATOR go Right to Left when typing Hebrew/Arabic text? In the example below, it goes LEFT to RIGHT. How to make the columns go RIGHT to LEFT?
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How to get glyphs aligned to baseline in FontForge

I am new to FontForge, but I have been using LaTeX and more recently XeTeX for many years now. I am trying to produce a new font with Font Forge and have not been able to get the glyphs aligned to ...
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Indesign, table: How to horizontally align text and object in table cell

I want to have a cell where I have text flush left, then a graphic slightly taller than the text object flush right. How do I horizontally align them? W/out the objects the text easily center-aligns, ...
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Is there a specific way to accurately fit circles inside a curved path in Adobe Illustrator?

How would I have these circles line up perfectly inside the larger circle? I can try by hand, but that gets me nowhere.
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Updated Photoshop, found a big problem

I haven't been here for a while. I updated my Photoshop from 2015 to 2023 version and found a problem that frustrates me a lot. For example, I add just a simple rectangle, and after I need to change ...
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Can we make a circle or any shape with the center at an anchor of another shape?

As the picture shows, I wish to add a circle, and align its center with the anchor point of this curve. I tried to snap a circle to it but it does not work. Thank you!
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merge images that align at the edges but are slightly rotated at random angles

So I have four images that line up together each image is slightly rotated to varying degrees. If they all had the same rotation then I could just employ the techniques described at Merge a folder of ...
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Rotate a character from the character map in word and excel

I'm not sure where to post this question, but I am looking for a "pulled in reverse" character set of the runic alphabet and cannot find one, or how to rotate just a single item. Does anyone ...
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Decent aligned printing on a laser printer? Recommendations?

I like to do everything possible at home as I make art prints in small batches. I was really wanting to do full color prints in my inkjet (canon pro 100) and then add foil details by sending them ...
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Illustrator: can I change the edge of a stroke to give the shape i wanted to it

So im currently creating a font but i cant figure out how to allign the edge of my stroke with my guidline. As you can see in the image, I'm creating open path so i can change the width later (for ...
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How to centralize an object that contains many shapes according to its mass or area?

In my view, the usual center page alignment of most of objects that contains more that one shape make it look a bit unbalanced and unnatural. For example, the first image below looks very bad, the ...
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Editor that can align and transform two images based on corresponding points

Say I have one image A, and another B that is similar of the same perspective. I want to pick corresponding points on each image, so that it can scale, rotate, and skew image B so that those points ...
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How can I obtain/generate a pair of fonts differring only on ascenders?

I'm doing some QA work on the LibreOffice free software office suite w.r.t. vertical alignment behavior in some scenarios. To illustrate a point, and perhaps to test a theory, I need to use two fonts ...
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Inkscape : scale and rotate image according to 2 points / set fixed point when scaling

Short version : I have to points (nodes), A and B, on one layer. I have a scanned drawing (picture) with the same 2 points (A' and B'). How can I scale and rotate the picture such that A and A' (and B ...
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How to vertically center text within a box in Inkscape, obtaining the same result than CSS "align-items: center;"?

I have been trying to vertically center text within a box in Inkscape 1.2, using the tool circled in red: The result isn't perfect: as you can see, the text is aligned using the height of the highest ...
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Illustrator: how to align different elements of a layer without them collapsing together

I'm quite new to illustrator, but I'm having hard time trying to align the whole layer to the center of the artboard without its element collapsing all together, would you have any suggestions how to ...
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Keeping text vertical alignement between two columns

I have a main text spread across two columns. In this text I have a quotation block, with a different paragraph style (lower font size, indentation). This quotation block starts at the bottom of the ...
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Product Design: Text Orientation and Quantity

I have a question about how the quantity and orientation of text can impact on the user experience. Have a look at the attached sketch. It's supposed to show the logo above, and company name and ...
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Geometrically accurate way of creating a venn diagram

I am looking for a geometrically accurate way of creating a venn diagram. Lacking a specific method, I improvised and the circles probably don't overlap like they should. So when I replicate one group ...
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how to align a photoshop layer or part of it with the guide line or the document center

how to align the whole layer by referencing it to a specific area in that layer, the way the whole layer moves to the center of the document or to be centered in a specific guideline. this problem ...
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Snapping layers to the intersection of guidelines in Photoshop

(Working in Adobe Photoshop 2023) I'm working with hexagons and went to the trouble of making a pixel perfect grid of guidelines so that I can quickly align my layers as needed (necessary with ...
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Left-align two text boxes

I'm a beginner of AI. I very often need to left-align two text boxes. Sometimes, I can just move one around the other, and a "glyphbound" can appear. But the "glyphbound" does not ...
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How can I make a tilted rectangle extend so that its rightmost point aligns with the rightmost point of another tilted rectangle?

I know this title is impossible to understand, sorry about that... Here's the actual shape I'm working on: So, I wish that the rightmost points of the 4 horizontal rectangles (circled in dark green) ...
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How can I draw a customized line in GIMP?

why GIMP makes so difficult to draw a simple line on an image! Anyway, could someone help me out and explain how can I draw a line in several layers of certain length and width and then align those ...
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Distribute evenly such that object spacing to page margins = spacing between objects

How do I distribute objects evenly horizontally in Inkscape, such that the spacing between the objects equals that of the left (right) object to the left (right) edge of the page? Similar to this ...
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How can you format rows of text to offset in PowerPoint

I am trying to skew rows of text in a PowerPoint textbox automatically. Example: I have been able to achieve these results through manual means, such as adding leading spaces or adding a textbox for ...
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How to align and distribute a design evenly, with cut marks

New to illustrator here! Im creating a simple instructions sheet for decal packaging. Im trying to get them to align properly with cut marks as they are being cut by hand. Whats the proper way to make ...
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Aligning a pattern to connect in Illustrator

So I have been trying to search it on different platforms, but there is no answer to it. And I am sorry if I am not using the right search terms. I am creating a 23.5 cm × 4.5 cm sticker in ...
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Footnote style using asterisk should have space or no space between symbol and note?

When referencing a footnote using an asterisk or other acceptable symbols such as dagger and double dagger, in the footnote itself do you put a space between the symbol and the note? Example: This is ...
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Why bottom layer is getting move when I am trying to align in Ai?

I am working on some practice Illustration files, one problem that I am facing is whenever I am trying to align my top layer with the bottom one, the bottom one is getting moved. instead of the top ...
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InDesign Space Before and After not working for paragraph style

Newbie here! I am creating a family cookbook and using the opportunity to learn InDesign. With Paragraph Styles, my most recent pain-point has been adding "space before" and "space ...
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Evenly distribute spacing between 3 text frames

I have three frames, which are labeled "A", "B" and "C" in the screenshot below. I want all of the following to be equal: Distance from left edge of page to A Distance ...
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Snap to grid doesn't *really* snap to grid

The option "Snap to Document Grid", although it trying to help you to aling an object/frame correctly, doesn't prevent it to be aligned somewhat off, e.g. with X=13p6.462 instead of 13p6. Is ...
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Is it possible prevent styles from "hitching up" direct formatting?

Here is a simple test: Create a new document and a text frame Type | three | | | | lines | | | | of text ...
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How to snap to sibling element in Figma?

In the case where you have two sibling elements, how do you snap the edges of one with the edges of the other? Is there some kind of "magnet" mode which you can enable to achieve this ...
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Center text horizontally and vertically without overflow

I have two layers - black shape and red text in Photoshop: I want to center the text inside the shape horizontally, and vertically. This is easy, I have done it by Layer > Align > Vertical ...
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How can I align graphs in Illustrator?

I just started learning how to make graphs in Illustrator. I’d like to be able to align my graphs just like I’m able to with other groups of objects. However, when the Selection tool is chosen and a ...
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Efficient way to align objects within guides illustrator CS6

I am using guides as a grid system to align objects to. Its difficult however to align things I use shapes, find the centre and then make another guide to find the centre. I could potentially make a ...
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How can I align and distribute objects diagonally in Illustrator?

I have a word that I converted to outlines, and I want each object to be aligned diagonally to the artboard, although nothing seems to work. How can I do that? Example
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duplicated shapes on circle path? Illustrator CS6

I am wanting to create lots of small circles evenly spread to form a circle and am wondering what the best way to go about it is? I am thinking the blend tool? Is there a way to get it to follow a ...
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How do I align the bottom of two square right triangles?

I am having this problem at trying to align these two right triangles together at their hypotenuse. I tried all the align commands but I don't know which is the right one to make those sides to be ...
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How can I perform non-uniform rectification/straightening of a scanned image?

I have a scanned image (let's assume 300 DPI and grayscale). It's a scanned page, on which the printing was perhaps not perfectly straight to being with, plus the scanning itself may have introduced ...
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How do you access the text along path options in Inkscape

In Illustrator, the Type Along Path Tool gives you the option to align the text to the path in different ways (baseline, centered, etc.). It also lets you change where the text actually goes on the ...
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GIMP 2.1 - Align does not work

Hi, I've been trying to figure out to align stuff in gimp. As you can see I have cropped this layer to its contents, selected it, and set align relative to image, but the align tool does not do ...
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How to center a text label without much movement when it changes?

I have a text block that I need to center horizontaly, however when it changes, it moves a bit, and I don't quite like it. A similar counter in iPhone countdown app somehow manages to avoid this ...
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How to distribute objects inside a shape?

I have thousands of objects I want to distribute them inside a square shape with a same spacing. I tried distribute object panel but... I think I have to align line by line which is tiring method. ...
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illustrator: Aligning an object to the top of an angled shape

I want to align an object to the top of a shape with an angled side. like so: Let's say this is my starting position of the object I want to move: If I select both and do 'vertical align top'. It's ...
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When should center align paragraph text be used?

From Why You Should Never Center Align Paragraph Text: Left aligned text is easier to read than centered text for paragraphs. This is because when you center your text, the starting place of each ...
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Ascender/descender help for brand specifics

Hello everyone! I'm designing for a brand that requires left-justification for all text, which can make consideration for ascenders and descenders a nightmare. Typically this brand calls for tight ...
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