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 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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How do I align this table's content?

I am currently doing a report and I am stuck at aligning the contents of the body. I do not know what I should align against and currently I am doing it according to the auto layout with padding (35) ...
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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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What are the main reasons for using full justification when ragged right is more readable?

Most books and magazine articles are printed with full justification, namely with both left and right justification, even though it is generally accepted that the most readable of the justification ...
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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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Where is “Distribute Horizontal Space” in Inkscape 1.0+?

Apologies all - I was looking for a way to (easily) enter a distance between objects textually (like Align, but with specified distance like 1 cm); I had apparently found a post about something like ...
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Move group by aligning its child object in Inkscape?

I guess this was asked earlier here Align (Center) based on only one item of a multi-item group? - but I couldn't really see a solution; so I'll try again: Consider this situation - the reddish ...
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How to print twice in the same position with laserjet printer?

I have an HP Laserjet 1018 printer. I am printing my circuit designs on a transparent paper, when I do so the output isn't totally dark. I have to go over it with a black marker so its totally black. ...
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Inkscape: Adding an item to a distribution

I am aware of the "align and distribute" options in Inkscape. However, often I find myself having an existing distribution (e.g. 3 items with equal distances X) that I want to add another ...
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How does unobviously uneven spaces between words in justified text affect reading?

From Typographic alignment - Wikipedia, it seems that there are two main disadvantages of justified text: large spaces between words in narrow columns, and higher likelihood to have river of white ...
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How should a text button with hover state be aligned?

Using Material UI components for demo (the misalignment is not as huge with Material but might be more visible with other libraries) I am aligning the text button (PRIMARY) against a heading (Form) ...
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Align node relative to middle of object in Inkscape

(This is my first question here so apologies in advance if I break any rule. I have seen a question on how to align an object relative to nodes here, but I haven't found how to align a node with ...
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Vertically align and match angle of a shape to a line

I'm trying to add a grouped pair of rectangles to many different radially ordered lines. Each line has a slightly different angle. I'm trying to have the center of the gray rectangle vertically ...
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How can I align layer to center of canvas in Photoshop

Using CS6. My canvas is larger than my layer, and I would like to position the Layer in the middle of the Canvas. I have the "Snap To" options in the view menu set to all three: Guides, ...
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How do you align an object to an anchor point?

Is there a way to align an object to an anchor point without changing the shape of the object? Let's say I wanted to align this triangle to a single anchor point on a complex shape like so: I can ...
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Single word/phrase for “unindent and unalign”?

In the image, "dolor sit" line is "indented" and "aligned". If you pull that line all the way to the first column, it would be "unindented and unaligned". What ...
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Size a (square) image so that the drawing is wholly contained in a circle

I’m having this problem with both GIMP (for bitmaps) and Inkscape (for vector drawings), so solutions for either are welcome, as I need both anyway. Many applications have started to crop user-...
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Align two images based on matching lines

I am attempting to reshape a heightmap to that of an old scan of a map I have (both pictured below). I would usually reproject the heightmap using GIS software but I have been unable to find the ...
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How to align within a grid in Sketch

I have a group of icons which I would like to display in an organised grid. I would like to align them so that each icon is centred inside the square and evenly spaced. Currently, I'm using Arrange &...
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alignment issues with logo design

first time posting here. first off wanted to say that I'm very thankful to the community for all of the answers it has provided me with just a simple search. BUT now I have a question and I have no ...
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Is it possible to align objects on multiple artboards simultaneously in Illustrator?

In Illustrator documents like in the example below, I place images on multiple artboards and then need to centre align all of the images to each artboard. I usually do this by clicking the top left ...
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staggering line paths evenly in illustrator

Is there a way to offset the line path in illustrator? I want to evenly stagger the lines horizontally lines, I am trying to draw an escalator. I've tried offset path but it creates a stroke on the ...
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Inkscape: How to evenly space objects?

I would like to evenly space these objects, i.e. having the same distance on the left and on the right side of each object. How can this be accomplished?
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Is there a formula/method to center objects when software centering appears visually “off”?

Imagine a group of objects, type and elements. If I use software to "align on centers", visually the topmost element appears off center due to the weight of other elements. It's not off center. It's ...
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Align grouped paths to other paths

Is there a way to align these grouped paths to the above path? I am trying to make garment gathers on a technical drawing and just want to evenly distribute the gathers.
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Center multiple words on a path to different segments in a circle using Illustrator

Problem: Centering multiple words on a path in relation to the segment that each word belongs to. I wish to do this in Illustrator. Example (what is done so far): I created a circle and divided it ...
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How to align text to pie graph in Illustrator?

I need to align the digits in a pie graph. As usual, I select and clicked center alignment. but it doesn't work. I really want the digits in the center Do I need to do it manually?
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Which version has better visual alignment and why?

I added two screenshots below and need direction on which one looks better.
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Make text box center along columns

I want to create text where each column is centered horizontally based on each letter's center, like this image: However when I try this in GIMP it inevitably ends up off center using the text tool. ...
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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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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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