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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to stop Photoshop CC from snapping to other elements?

I'm trying to move elements around on the grid, but Photoshop CC keeps trying to snap to other elements in the image. I've tried turning off View > Snap and then turning on View > Snap To > ...
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Hidden characters in InDesign affecting alignment

I'm working on an InDesign file (possibly from an older version, it's been a minute since the file was used), and when center aligning the text, it appears that the hidden characters or "invisibles" ...
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Make baseball diamond squares align with equal spacing in Adobe Illustrator

I'm trying to make the baseball diamond squares image to represent each base but I can't align them right. I have Snap To Point set but it doesn't snap to the exact points I want. Here is my image and ...
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How can I perfectly justify text in Gimp 2?

How can I perfectly justify text in GIMP 2. I tried but the result is this. Thank you
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Objects in Illustrator Not Aligning to Pixel Grid Correctly [duplicate]

I'm having problems aligning my objects to the pixel grid in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture, my object is correctly aligned with the pixel grid. However there are still parts outside of ...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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Align vertical object over horizontal order?

I have more than 100 object that is alligned to the right edge with fixed space (VERTICALLY) I need to put them (HORIZONTALLY) with the same fixed space and perfect align to its bottom! Like the ...
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How should images be aligned within a blog post?

Is there a general rule regarding alignment of relatively narrow images within single-column online text, like blog posts? Consider a blog post featuring column of text in which images occasionally ...
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Leading and aligning to a baseline grid in InDesign

I'm using InDesign CC trying to format for an academic journal-style article. My problem is with consistent leading. I have a text frame, and in Baseline Options I set Offset to: Cap Height. At the ...
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Objects do not align precisely in Illustrator CC

I am trying to make a logo with a pattern of varied transparencies since the client wants a transparent png logo. No matter what I try, I cannot get the squares to line up perfectly. It looked fine as ...
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issue with alignment with two objects

I'm trying to make puzzle piece, so I want to cut out circle from rectangle, but somehow I can't make their left sides to coincide :/ Does anyone had same problem? As you see when I click '...
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Illustrator text alignment - center to specific letter

I have a list of names that I want to align vertically with specific letters within each name ex: COACH BRIT COACH JESSIKA CASSIDY VICTORIA In the list above the B, E, S, and T ...
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Why is my text distantly spaced if i change the format to full justify?

I'm using Corel Draw X7. I type my word in a text box with left alignment. but when I change it to full justify, the text becomes distantly spaced. And I can't fix it. The text doesn't look neat. Can ...
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How to design arrow links between two nodes?

I'm building an algorithm for drawing directional lines between two nodes. In the trivial case of one link it works fine. But this method fails when there's a reciprocal line it overlaps the first ...
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Aligning multiple objects with the same spacing to eachother, vertically

:) I did create something like a roadmap with a checklist below each subject. However, after the 7th checkpoint the auto snapping didn't work anymore and now I struggle to align them properly. They ...
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InDesign's “Live Distribute” function possible in Illustrator?

I'm hoping there is an easy fix for this! In InDesign, I always use the Live Distribute feature to equally space objects. This is much quicker than trying to calculate the space you want between ...
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Illustrator CC : Distributing Objects (spacing)

I'm having an issue re-spacing the dots on the map below evenly. I created the whole thing in Illustrator and somehow missed that spacing issue in the early stages. Needless to say the issue repeats ...
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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 elements to Bootstrap grid?

Sorry for the beginner question, but I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I'm using a grid for a Bootstrap design but my problem is how do I align elements to the grid? See my image for ...
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Sketch: How to align multiple objects relative to artboard or specific key object? [closed]

Easy to do in illustrator, but can't see an option in Sketch App 3. Anyone know?
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How to describe this text alignment feature with varied font sizes

Originally posted in the English Stack Exchange, but was suggested to post here. I see it all the time in Facebook posters and memes where each row of text is of a different sized font, but with the ...