Questions tagged [alignment]

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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How to align text box on Figma?

When placing a geometric shape or image on Figma we get the exact height and width of these forms. From this square to the top, I certainly got 23 pixels of space: From this text to the top, I'm not ...
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How does one align two maps with different projections in GIMP or a similar program?

I am trying to take a modern world map and transpose historical borders taken from various snippets of other maps onto it. Unfortunately these maps are all of different perspectives and thus no amount ...
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Inkscape: How to evenly distribute lines within a rectangle?

I'm new to Inkscape. I want to align/uniformly distribute vertical lines within a rectangle. So that the space between the lines is all the same distance. For example, if I have a 300x400 pixel ...
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How can I align text to some curve?

How can I align text in GIMP so one of its sides “touches” some path or the text is placed inside path? Example: The text is aligned so right side of text line bounding box is at the number 4.
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Alignment issue when automating in Illustrator

I want to align a photo to a key object in Illustrator with automation. When using automation it does not align properly. I tried several times but failed. How do I align an object to a key object ...
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Is the heading in this webpage properly aligned?

In this webpage (see first screenshot below) is the page title (Merge PDF) properly aligned/balanced? I placed it aligned with the logo (Integrable, in the left) and the blue button, but it doesn't ...
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Inkscape, align objects top has space between objects

I'm trying to align object in inkscape to make a heart shape but when alligning there is a very small space between the two objects. How can I get rid of that space ? As you can see in the picture, ...
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Combine text alignment

I am working on a multi-page report that has several different sections. Due to text available, some of the sections are left aligned while other sections are full justified. Is it acceptable to ...
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Aligning objects in Illustrator does not produce expected result [duplicate]

I believe I am an expert Illustrator user, but I've never seen this weird behavior before. The Align setting is set to "Align to Selection". However when I click "Horizontal Align" or "Vertical Align"...
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Is it okay to visually align the elements in a logo?

Sometimes, some elements in logos look off-centre or misaligned even though we align them in the software (mechanically). Is it accepted practice to shift the mechanically aligned elements, so that ...
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How can I move text left in a frame in InDesign? [duplicate]

I encountered this in a layout today. Toggling optical margins didn't make a difference. I wanted the C to shift to the left, but InDesign doesn't allow a left indent that would go outside the frame. ...
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Illustrator: How to trim of the edges of a line such that the line is aligned with the boundaries of a rectangel

How can I cut of the parts of the black line inside the red rings such that the line is aligned with the boundaries of the green-blue rectangel? The black line consists of 2 line segments with no ...
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How to create perfectly aligned hex tiles

The problem is how to create hex tiles for a game so that they can be reliably converted into square PNG files and displayed as sprites in Unity. All the tiles are positioned on a hex grid, possibly ...
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Rotate Tool keeps rotating the specified path as well in Adobe Illustrator

Trying to use the Rotate Tool to move a rectangle AROUND a circle. Instead both the rectangle and circle rotate. How do I stop this from moving? The circle should be fixed in its position. Before ...
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How do I match the movement of an object to another in Premiere Pro?

Is Premiere Pro able to "parent the actions of another object?" like in After Effects? Also I've tried aligning text to a square object to no avail. Asking for a friend...
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Aligning key objects in a diagonal fashion?

I am trying to align honeycomb evenly in AI. Attached is a photo but I am trying to change the graphic slightly to create a divider on a menu I am designing. So, the current one I have is too large, ...
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How to justify a text with Adobe Illustrator

I use Adobe Illustrator 2019 for Windows. Sometimes I would like to justify a long text (left and right alignment) in the same way as Windows Office. Currently I work as follows. I write the text in ...
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Distributing objects between guides not working properly

I've had this issue with Illustrator 5.5, 6 and CC, usually I work around it, but today I am sorta frustrated with the issue and decided to try and find a permanent solution. It doesn't happen all ...
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Aligning text layers in Android

The situation - I need to hand over designs to my devs. I have created some spacing tokens, that I am using in Sketch(the design software). These tokens are based on baseline alignment of the text ...
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How to control Alignment tool vertical distribution in GIMP?

I have multiple objects copied onto separate layers, and I'm trying to align them and stack them up so they are spaced evenly to fit precisely within a given area. I made a selection to act as a ...
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How to center a text within a rectangular shape in Photoshop CC?

I have the following layers: Which look like this: Now, I want to align the text within the rounded rectangle both horizontally and vertically. However, it seems I can only do it vertically. If I ...
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Illustrator: Rotate one object to align another object

Situation I need to match the red rectangle to the black lines. Problem I need to rotate the red rectangle at the same angle as the black lines. Question How can I adapt to the way the automatic ...
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How to align an object to inside of circle stroke in illustrator

First of all, I am very new to illustrator. I have a circle with stroke only (Fill color is turned off). An angular object was created using two straight lines as in the following picture. I have to ...
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Rotating an object to being straight in Illustrator

I'm working in a document with all kinds of electrical symbols. Now, there is this line with a 'hook' that needs to be straight again. It doesn't have any rotation information. How do I make the line ...
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Alignment buttons greyed out in Sketch [closed]

I am teaching remotely sketch, but one of my mentees says that he cant use the alignment tools, they always appear greyed out even when he already selected multiple shapes. Any idea what is causing ...
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How can I center text vertically and horizontally within an image in Gimp?

I would like to center text vertically and horizontally in an image within Gimp. I have the image, I have added the text, I have been able to use the alignment tool to center the text horizontally, ...
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Calculating and aligning the rolling edge for print in Adobe Illustrator

I'm trying to work out how to set up the rolling edge on a circle in Adobe Illustrator. It's for a design/pattern that will be printed on the face of a ceramic casino token, which will be wrapped ...
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How do I distribute large amounts of objects within a rectangle?

I want to make a video infographic for a few different video orientations (square, 16:9) and I want to highlight visually the very large amount of icons (thousands in once case which would obviously ...
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How to create repeated concentric paths in Photoshop?

I'm basically trying to create an outline of a house made up of three electrical wires. After hours of searching and trying I'm looking for an easier way to get the outline position right, due to the ...
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Can I center a paragraph having the narrow-width text at the top rather than the bottom?

Traditional centering looks like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet I'd like subheadings to be "upside down" or narrow at the top: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet I'd like to avoid placing a forced ...
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How to move an object along an elliptical path - After Effects

I'm trying to animate an object around an elliptical path. I've tried null object + rotate which seems to only work for perfect circles. I've also tried copy path onto position which creates a path ...
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Weak Axial Relationships according to Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type

I'm confused about this sentence in page 12 of the book "Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type": This relationships is weak because the interior alignments are minimal Is it because the ...
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Can't Align Text to the Center in a Rounded Rectangular Button in Photoshop

I am a beginner in Photoshop. I can't align the text to the center in a rounded rectangular button. I have tried using "align vertical center" and "align horizontal center" options. But they do not ...
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How do you vertically center multi-line text in another element in the Sketch app?

I wasn't able to snap a textbox with multiple lines to the center of a slice because it would only snap to the top line of text.
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Aligning circles on diagonal edges

I'm having trouble finding a successful way to get precise shape snapping in Illustrator. I don't know how to get circles to align with each other when along a diagonal edge, like in the hippo ...
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Constrain distances between objects

Illustrator is a tool more geared toward artistic purposes, but it has deterministic internals when it comes to most objects features, but sometimes it feels like it lacks certain functionalities. I'...
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How do I use inkscape to divide a circular ring into sections?

I'm using inkscape 0.92.3 and want to break a circular ring into 3 equal sections. I've created a ring from two circles and used Path > Difference, then Extensions > Modify Path > Add Nodes... with a ...
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Align and export

I am working on time-lapse taking photos every day at a specific location for the next 30 days. Although I am doing my best to centre the photos always in the same place, sometimes various photos ...
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Automation of image alignment by detecting bounding box?

I'm often having to align and crop product images on a white back drop and it occurred to me this would be a simple task for a script of some sort. I can think of a way to code this as an after ...
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Position text baseline

How do I specify the position of a line of text relative to the baseline, rather than relative to its lowest point? I can see the little white square next to the baseline; however, I am unable to ...
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Alignment in sketch app

Is there is any option in sketch app where I can align object with reference object? E.g. I have on icon and one rectangle shape, want my icon center middle aligned of rectangle. Like in illustrator ...
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Header container alignment with the body container

I always have this dilemma of choosing whether to align the navigation/header container with the content/body container. here are two example images that shows what I am talking about. I outlined the ...
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How to center vertically and fill a background color to an Area Type Tool?

This is the Area Type Tool I've created: I'd like to: Center it (also) vertically, so if I resize the width/height area it will keep both the vertical and horizontal alignments Add a background ...
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How to align an object relative to another object?

Here's my two objects: I'd like to quickly place the selected (small) circle in the center of the gray one. So its aligned vertically and horizontally in the middle. How can I do it? What's the best ...
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How to center text in a small section of art board in Illustrator?

I have a text I wish to center, but rather than the whole art board, I want to center it to the half of the art board. That is to say I have split the art board in two, and I wish to center the text ...
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Distribute tool not working properly

Ok, I tried searching for this but did not find anything relevant. I am facing a weird issue in Photoshop. When using the Distribute Tool, the elements align in a weird manner. Here is an example - ...
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Grid distribution of objects based on their center

I am trying to align objects in Illustrator in a grid. (The grid must not show in the final image). I want the center of each object to be aligned vertically and horizontally, as if it were at the ...
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How do I make a hanging indent on right-aligned text in InDesign?

I am formatting a Hebrew bible in InDesign for my class, but I'm having trouble with making indents in a way that I can apply it to the entire copy. It currently looks like this: But I want it to ...
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What causes align to object to fail so incredibly?

(Ai 2014 CC) Edit: Specifically this is when copying and pasting from one file to another file. I'm using align to "Key Object" not align to "Artboard" What I find odd is that it moves more every ...
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How to center a shape with text under it?

TL;DR I want my pattern to be centered with the (dashed) outer circle, but I want the text to stay at the same position in correlation with the pattern/circle. I want the pattern to be centered to ...