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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Object-based alignment guides in Illustrator

In InDesign, I never have a problem aligning objects in relation to other objects because the Guides always show me where each object's center points are: I would love to know how to do this in ...
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Merge a folder of images that don't have overlapping elements but do align at edges

In essence, I'm wondering if there's a solution on the Mac to solve a jigsaw for me. I have several folders of images scraped from a slippy-tile map and want to merge them together into a single image....
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Align paths not in respect to horizontals or verticals but angled lines in Illustrator

I want to align two paths in illustrator which are tilted (I indicated the desired alignment with a grey dashed line). Alignment only works according to horizontals and verticals, but not in respect ...
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Illustrator Cs4 Align Multiple Items To Multiple Artboards

This question seems like it must've been asked already, but I can't find it. In Illustrator CS4, imagine I have 16 artboards, each with a GroupItem/PathItem placed on them. None of them are aligned. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to horizontally centre align image frame with of text frame in Adobe Muse for responsive design?

I currently have an image and text both horizontally centre aligned, and I have set both to be responsive. When I change the width of the browser, the text pushes down, but the image is still top ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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parallel alignment

I had to do this in powerpoint but I'm wondering if there is an alternative program that does this well?I wanted to create a diagonal grid style of lines. It's actually a description of an alternative ...
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SVG won't Align in Illustrator

Can't seem to figure out why SVGs won't properly align in Illustrator. I'm aligning to artboard and for whatever reason the object refuses to align properly. Here's it aligned horizontally. Any ideas?...
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Unable to snap guide or the the vertical line to the intersecting point

Hello, I'm trying to create an Isometric Grid in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Everything with regards to snapping to point was fine till yesterday (although never tried creating an isometric grid before). ...
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While aligning objects in Adobe Flash how to decide what object moves?

So this is a problem that should be easily solved but I'm having a hard time figuring this out in flash. When I align two objects I just want one of them to move while the other remains stationary, ...
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Illustrator artboard to InDesign with pages alignment

I want to export my artboard in Adobe Illustrator to Adobe InDesign as well as pages alignment. Anyone knows how to do it? I have searched on Adobe's website but I found nothing.
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Alter text alignement in multiple tables - Indesign

I Need to alter the alignment in multiple tables in indesign, but i don't won't to do it one by one (selecting all cells and then changing the alignment) since I have around 100 tables in my indesign ...
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