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 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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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 ...
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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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How to place a set of object following a path in inkscape?

I have a set of 5 objects and I like to place them following a circled path, however, my attempts were wrong. This is what I have And this is what I want Note that the objects are rotated in ...
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InDesign: How to align text on inside panel of trifold brochure?

I know how to do it technically, but I am wondering aesthetically if the inside right panel of a trifold brochure should have the text right aligned so it goes with the edge of the page, or if I ...
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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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Changing Keyboard Increment to 0.5px or less in Illustrator CC 2017?

Has anyone experienced issues changing their 'Keyboard Increments' to below 1px (in AI preferences)? I haven't been able to change this to anything below 1px, 1mm, etc. I would like to set it to .5mm. ...
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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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In InDesign, how do I adjust the leading kerning for a paragraph?

I have a text box with two lines of text with different font size. The text is left-aligned, but due (I'm assuming) to how the letters' bounding boxes are defined the two lines actually do not align. ...
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How do I align objects within the key object?

What I'm trying to do is distribute an equal amount of space between the three objects while at the same time having them remain inside the key object. My problem is that when I select the horizontal ...
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IllustratorCC - how to align lines of text *along* curve? Not directly on path?

First question here, so hopefully I'm doing it right. I'm fairly new to AI - current graphic design student. I'm familiar with text along a path, but am still learning various aspects of the program. ...
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How to align objects relative to a circle in Inkscape?

I need to draw a circle divided into n sectors. The sectors can be equally sized, for example, 360°/n. My solution is based on the manual division only. I have drawn a circle and a sector; then the ...
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Problem with Grids,Alignment

I noticed something strange with Photoshop...I have an object and I want to align it lets say at X position: 1280! I set exactly that number and then all of a sudden it becomes 1280.50 px! I know .5 ...
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Cannot Even Find the Align to Pixel Grid Option in Illustrator! [duplicate]

I have a very annoying problem with alignments in Adobe Illustrator: my paths can move only on pixel grid and, so, it's very hard to align them to each others: I've read all recommendations how to ...
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Horizontally centering left aligned text visually on multiple pages

I am working on a book of poems. I need to make sure that the (left aligned) text running within each page is centred on the longest line. As far as I am aware there is no mechanism for doing this ...
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(Adobe Illustrator) Can't change Align Stroke attribute in objects created with Shaper Tool

Is it just buggy me or Adobe isn't thinking it's a necessary privilege?
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Center an image inside image frame with scribus

I have an image frame inside my document and I have set it up to scale the image down to fit within the frame however the image gets put on the left of the frame and not in the center. How would I ...
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Align 1,500 Time-Lapse Pictures

I took 1,500 pictures of a scene but unfortunately the tripod was not stable. When I rendered the video, it did not look good. I tried to aligning with the help of Photoshop, but wasn't successful. I ...
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Sketch: vertical text alignment

When working with Adobe InDesign it is possible to select how text will be aligned vertically: I am especially interested in having the text vertically centred and was wondering if this is also ...
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Can't seem to align text to coffee mug template using GIMP, the mug has two centers (one for each side) and this is causing difficulty

The image is of the mug guide template, I am trying to align text vertically and horizontally centered on each side. Made one layer, eyeballed the center and then duplicated it so I could do same on ...
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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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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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Illustrator: how to ensure equal distance between 2 objects and outer edge?

Let's say you have an oval shape, like a face. You draw one cartoon eye and want to duplicate it, but you want the eyes to be symmetrical on the oval - that is, the distance between the oval edge and ...
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Problem using the align tool

New to Illustrator. First time using the align tool. I'm trying to align an accent to a letter within a word. I'm trying to vertical align it to the letter, but I'm doing something wrong. I've tried ...
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Where exactly is text aligned in terms of the edges of the text?

For example, say I have an invisible rectangle that's bigger than a line of text inside it. If I now click align in some software, for example Microsoft Publisher, so that the text's vertical center ...
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What home printer would allow for exact alignment of front and back?

Note: I'm not a graphic designer, but this seemed like the most relevant place to post. Feel free to send me off somewhere else if I'm not in the right place. I would like to make some notebooks with ...
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Trying to align a text object to shape

I am using illustrator cs6. I am making a transit map for bus stops. I want to make sure that all the stop names are at the same distance from the stop symbol across the map, or at least on one route. ...
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Issue with 'Align to Artboard' in Adobe Illustrator

I drew a Polar Grid and tried to align it centre horizontally and vertically in the artboard. But it's aligning to somewhere else. Align to Pixel Grid is already unchecked. I'm not facing this issue, ...
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Can I have vertically aligned subscript and superscript with Word or LibreOffice?

The Arithmetical Hierarchy is an example where one in mathematics uses aligned subscripts and superscripts. When writing in Latex I e.g. write $\Pi^1_1$ to talk about a certain class of formulas. How ...
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Why do triangles do this with alignment

I know that a triangle's mathematical center is not it's "visual" center, meaning it doesn't look good when aligned using the align tool, you have to use alternative methods. (Such as creating the ...