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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Is there a general rule regarding font spacing?

Lately I've been looking into designing my own font. As practice I did some small family jobs, like I had created this design with 3 letters, the whole thing was pretty much a "custom font"....
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Stop Illustrator from snapping to other artboards?

So i'm working in Illustrator and I when I move something it tries to align it to something from another artboard as opposed to anything in actually in my current art board. Is there a setting to ...
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How to align several objects on the same x coordianate?

I have several objects with different x coordinates. If I select them all and transform them to a x coordinate Illustrator sets the x coordinates relative to the selection as a whole. I want to set ...
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How to center an object between two guidelines in Ai

I'm using the smart guidelines in Ai artboard and I'm using the align tools. My question is that "is there any way to move the object between the smart guidelines with the align tool?"
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InDesign CC: Text won't go to top of frame (checked all other issues)

I'm dealing with an issue where, when adjusting an existing text box (i.e. font and leading resizing), the text will not sit at the top of the frame where it was before. I've chased the following ...
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Photoshop: how to align multiple layers

I need 3 circles aligned straight. I draw a circle using Ellipse tool. When I draw a second circle, I either draw it in the same layer or I draw it in a new layer. The problem I am facing when I ...
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Aligning an object freely along a guide in Illustrator

I have a quick question regarding aligning objects to paths/other objects. Essentially, I have a rounded rectangle with max rounding so that a circle could perfectly fit at either ends. Consequently, ...
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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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Tips on aligning text with accents

I'm trying to align the following words (see attached screen capture). But the accent on the á is making it tricky. There’s always a space somewhere that doesn’t look quite right, etc. Any good-...
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Illustrator CS5: Evenly spaced stars along a curved path?

I am attempting to create a logo with stars along the outside of a circle in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Everything I have tried has distorted the stars. I have created an art brush and used that along ...
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Pixel Grid issues and aligning anchors in Adobe Illustrator

I cannot get my anchors to align properly, whether it's a new document or an existing one. Exact same issue as this, only now with CC, there doesn't seem to be a way to "uncheck align to pixel grid" ...
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Switch between key objects in Illustrator

When you choose align to a key object in Illustrator it automatically selects an object on the higher layer. If I want to select other object I have to select it manually, which is not comfortable ...
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Illustrator: can I align an open path to either Inside or Outside

I'm trying to create a quotation mark, and am having trouble aligning my shapes. The top arc is the arc tool, but I can't figure out how to align the stroke to the inside of the line. Could you help ...
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Illustrator: Aligning objects precisely

I've created this logo draft: It looks fine when it's small but when I zoom in, the edges look like this: So I started the drawing process all over again. First I created the 4 rectangles which I ...
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Align selected objects to a guide

It is possible to center selected objects to a guide? Example: ...or to selected path:
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Is it possible to align several single-line text frames to the common baseline?

Imagine I have two or three text frames each containing a single line of text. They sit next to each other, at a distance. I wish to align them "between themselves" so that they all appear to be typed ...
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How to get font to align on the ascender line instead of the baseline?

I'm trying to get a font, SambhotaUnicode, to align on the ascender line, so that text reads evenly across the heads of the letters at different sizes. Another font, TibetanMachineUnicode, actually ...
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Issues with inaccurate snapping and line weights

This question is in two parts. First, I'm having trouble with line weights below 1 pt. I scaled a drawing with multiple lines and shapes, most of the strokes scaled to .1pt but the stroke on two ...
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Unable to perfect center font awesome in Sketch 3

I am making a small infographic on a website in sketch 3. I am using font-awesome and trying to center an icon in the middle of the circle. But I realised it can't be done because there is a small ...
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Align and distribute multiple objects in angled path/guide Inkscape

I think the question is clear. I have a bunch of objects that I want to align in -30 degree path/guide in such a way that they are distributed. The first problem comes with objects to path, which I ...
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Align object in between one point and one line

Given a point and a line at an angle, I want to align a third object in between them so they both touch the object without overlap. Here is an image for reference: How do I align the circle in a way ...
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Auto arrange irregular shapes inside of artboard [duplicate]

I have over 500 irregular shapes with different sizes on artboard, total area of them is less than artboar's area . align/arrange all of them and control overlaps manually is not possible , are there ...
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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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InDesign: vertical align text with linked inline image

I need to vertically align the Google Cloud Vision paragraph with the symbol next to it, which is a vector placed within the text frame.
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How to vertically *and* horizontally ditribute all objects in a grid in Illustrator?

I have somewhat of a mess on my hands with a certain file. So I was given a (.ai) file by a client that contains 20,000 circles (210 circles high by 90 circles wide where each circle needs to be ...
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How to flatten object in Sketchup?

I designed this object part somewhere else in my project and it was not aligned to any axis. Now I try to get it flat on the "ground" so I can cut it properly with my CNC (through cambam). I have 2 ...
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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 and snap path to path in Illustrator CC?

I'm looking for a solution for this. I need help aligning/snapping a shape to a corner in Illustrator CC. What I really want to do is place a path on top of another, EXACTLY on top. Here's a picture ...
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Move object into alignment with an existing object

In many cases I want to move an object into alignment with another object in Inkscape. I do not want to use align and distribute because that will move both objects. I want to keep the existing object ...
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How can I proportionally increase the spacing between objects without distorting the objects?

I have a set number of elements on a coordinate plane. I want to proportionately increase the spacing between them in the X axis by say 20%, without warping their shape in the x dimension; the spacing ...
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Guides not aligning to artboard

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.2 and trying to align guides to artboard but instead of artboard, guides are intersecting at the right corner of of the whole document page. like this I checked ...
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InDesign CS3: Making the top layer more prominent?

OK, I'm reasonably familiar with setting vertical type in Illustrator...but how does one adjust the letters left and right to properly align them? In a radio station call-letters (set vertically), one ...
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What are good small icons for “Distribute objects”?

I'm working on a graphic editor where objects on a screen can be positioned. The common cases are covered: align left, align center, move forward/backward layers, etc. One way of positioning them ...
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How to take individual objects/letters and align them horizontally?

Is there a quick way to align 8 individually drawn letters so they are all on the same line (one not higher/lower than the other)? so far I've just eyeballed it, but is there a more efficient/precise ...
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Vertical aligment for numbers in table with also (long) text colums

I have a table with the first column containing a (sometimes multi-row) description and the second a number. Which is the best vertical alignment for the number? Top: centered: or bottom: ?
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Fill frame proportionally many frames at once

So I have a layout of circle images like this: Now suppose by Data Merge, I am able to generate the template with different pictures. The problem is, the pictures appear as above, so I want to be ...
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Positioning vertical watch dial numeric markers in Illustrator?

I never use Adobe Illustrator much so this might be a fairly easy question, but I can't seem to find any answers in my searching. I am designing a watch dial which has numeric hour markers. It is ...
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My text won't center in Dreamweaver (using bootstrap)

I'm creating a website in Dreamweaver using Bootstrap, and I'm having trouble getting my text to centre in any of the columns. I've tried changing the CSS to as follows (as an example): .p9 { ...
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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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“Correctly” vertically center text in a box

Is there a canonical rule how to vertically center text in a box? Or, in other words, how to align a box around text? I could imagine three options based on typographic metrics (see my non-exact ...
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Auto center in Photoshop

Is there any way to auto center button and text Photoshop? so when i change the size of the text i wont need to re-align it manually in the button. Many thanks!
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How can I align question/answer text in InDesign?

I am aware you can have a similar effect with using tabs, which I've tried to set up below: But, as you can see, if the answer is longer than others, the text alignment gets messed up.(Tabs can be ...
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Align text to center of text field in double-column in Indesign

So, I want to achieve this effect, but then automatically (without having to edit the text manually): So basically, the left column has to have a right alignment, and the right column has to have a ...
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Align issues in AI [duplicate]

New to Illustrator (cc) and having some issues making the align tool work for me. I am trying to place all pieces 1.5mm apart for a lasercutting file but when I use the align tool it causes them to ...
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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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How to find the vertical midpoint of a Gimp image or canvas?

How can I locate the vertical midpoint of a gimp image? I searched online and found this post, but it didn't give me the simple, step-by-step solution I was looking for.
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Illustrator alignment with styled element doesn't work properly

I'm creating a template on Illustrator CS6 but I'm not able to align elements properly when one of them have a style. In this case, I have a rectangle with a dropshadow effect and when I try to align ...
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Horizontal Alignment in Photoshop - Which is correct?

I usually align two text within a box using "Horizontal align center" button at the top menu in Photoshop. Is it the right way to align a text horizontally, or should i measure pixel by pixel using a ...
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Use Inkscape To Align SVG to Top-Left Of Canvas

I have an SVG which has bbox of something like SVGRect {x: 236.92999267578125, y: 99.98999786376953, width: 121.48001098632812, height: 224.70001220703125} How can I use Inkscape to position the ...