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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illustrator: Centering two groups according to an object in one of the groups

I think that the easiest way for me to ask this question is by illustrating it. So, as a simplified example, say I wanted to create a watch vector: I have created the hands (which is a group of thee ...
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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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Why does rotated (R) shapes, that I copy and duplicate (Cmd+D) around a circle, get disordered? [duplicate]

Hey, guys, i got this problem and it's really bothering me, when I make a shape, like a single rectangle and i want to rotate/duplicate it all 360º around a circle shape, the ones that are at the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to distribute an equal amount of space between each object in Photoshop?

I'm using "Distribute Horizontal Centers" in Photoshop, but it might be the wrong tool for the job. I'm guessing Photoshop will be distributing the CENTER of each text object and aligning that, so ...
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See stroke rather than the skeleton when manually moving a path in Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, I want to align paths to their outlines (ie including the stroke thickness) and not to their underlying skeleton. When I move a path with the mouse, I however only see its ...
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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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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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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 batch resize canvas of multiple files placing the original pictures in the centers?

I have got some hundreds of pictures of different shapes. For example one is 600x600, another is 307x600, the third is 600x400, the fourth is 500x300. What I need to turn them all into 600x600 (or ...
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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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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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How to anchor text to bottom-right of container?

When I use the Type tool in Illustrator, text automatically flows from the top-left: Is it possible to have the text flow from the bottom-right instead, like this (Illustrator CC 2014)? The ...
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How to align all objects in the center of the artboard using Illustrator?

Is there a shortcut to align all objects in the center of an artboard instead of doing it manually?
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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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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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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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How to distribute objects inside another object in illustrator?

I am new to illustrator and am struggling to find answer anywhere to this seemingly simple task... I am trying to align 3 narrow vertical rectangles inside a larger rectangle ( I am making a Trash ...
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Align Face with Edge in Maya

I’m trying to align a N-gon polygon face in a model with an edge between two specific vertices in another object. Is there an easy way to align the entire face with the edge by rotating it only on one ...
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Illustrator align to object without moving one of them

This is super frustrating feature that I can't overcome. I often want to align one object to another, without moving the one I'm aligning to. I've tried selection, key object but it keeps moving both ...
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How to align (remove white space between) two objects in Adobe XD?

I'm new to Adobe XD. At the moment I'm trying to make a card. For that I made a box and I want to add a line to it. My problem is when I try to align that line to the box, it doesnt align. Here are ...
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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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Can we change the text align without moving the position of an object in illustrator?

Is there such an option we can turn on so when we change the text align of an text object the position of this object will not move in Illustrator?
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How to align objects side by side with a specified distance between them in Illustrator?

I am creating an animated sprite list in Adobe Illustrator. I finished creating the sprites and used the Horizontal/Vertical Distribute Center commands to distribute the objects equally in some area. ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator: strange behavior while aligning objects

I am creating icons with Adobe Illustrator during which process I use the Align tool quite frequently. All of a sudden, the align tool started behaving quite strangely. When I select two objects and ...
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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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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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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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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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