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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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 ...
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How can I avoid auto-adjusting of the text dimensions in Inkscape?

When I create a text object in Inkscape, it automatically clips it and adjusts the dimensions of the object so it occupies as small area as possible. This might be useful in certain cases, but in many ...
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How to join up different shapes smoothly?

I've tried using the join function but it doesn't seem to work. Is there some way for Illustrator to intuitively join up the three separate shapes smoothly whilst still keeping them on their own ...
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Align smaller triangle to the center of a larger triangle

I am trying to create an equilateral triangle with a smaller equilateral triangle cut directly from it's center, like a stencil. I have made the triangle and used the Path Selection Tool to copy it ...
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Guidelines causing problem while doing alignment in Adobe Illustrator CS4

I have an artwork and inside that artwork there are several objects and several guidelines applied. Now when I try to align that artwork at the edge of the main Artboard using alignment tools, the ...
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How to align rotation of a triangle to a rectangle in Inkscape?

I created a rectangle and a triangle using the polygon tool. When I created the triangle the rotation of the triangle was arbitrary, so I have the following situation: How can I make the rotation of ...
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Sketch: Resize Element and Keep Content Centered

Is it possible to resize a grouped element, and preserve the centering of its child elements? Also, is it possible when resizing the group element that the elements inside the group, preserve their ...
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How to align rectangles adjacent?

I'd like to make the selected rectangles all vertically adjacent (no gaps), not overlapping. Is there a simple way to do that?
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Centered title but left aligned text to fill up content

Hold your horses, I'm aware that centered titles are generally frowned upon. However, when given a fixed size container, simply having everything left-aligned gives an empty impression – which itself ...
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Align a photoshop layer top with another layers bottom

I thought this would be an easy google but I can't find it anywhere. Lets say I have 2 layers, A and B. They are both rectangles. I want them stacked on top of each other with 0 pixels in between ...
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Is there a way to align bullet point indent in InDesign paragraph styles?

I've come across this quite a few times now. Whilst working on a long document with several areas with bullet points, it's obviously more efficient to style the bullet points using Paragraph Styles. ...
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Aligning letters “Wrong” appears more “Right”

I'm currently working on a logo for a client. Here is the work in progress. It seems obvious to me that the S should align with the line above. I feel that the best way of aligning it however is to ...
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Draw diagonal line with a specific offset to another diagonal line

I have a vertical line with a 45° turn. I want to draw another line next to it with a specific offset. What is the best way to do it? I tried moving the pink anchors directly over the orange anchors ...
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How do I create a (custom) alignment guide in Pixelmator

How do I add a custom/fixed alignment guide in Pixelmator? I know it's possible because I done it before and I'm working with a file that already has three, but I need to add one more. How is that ...
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How legible is a right-aligned same-line header compared to a more conventional left-aligned separate-line?

I maintain an internal weekly newsletter* sort of thing with zero or more points of interest* for each of a couple dozen people*. It's organized in groups within columns with a header for each such ...
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Vertically align text within Objects in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC (latest version) and although I have been working with Illustrator for many years, I only do small vector related things in it, so by no means an expert. I would like ...
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GIMP: How to center a layer between two others

I want to center some text between two images. The way I've been doing it is: Take the left edge location of the right image. Subtract the Right edge location of the left image. Subtract half the ...
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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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Command line tool to align 2D non-photo images

Hugin's align_image_stack tool seems to be highly recommended for photos. It may well work in such cases where you have EXIF data, the images are all the same resolution and taken from roughly the ...
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Align text in exact center (vertically and horizontally) without creating outlines?

In Illustrator, how do you align text in the exact center of a shape for example without creating outlines. If I go to center text using the align palette, Illustrator aligns the text to it's bounding ...
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Align Bullets in a right aligned paragraph

I'm wondering how other professional typesetters would approach this problem. The Brand Standards for this company state that all copy must be in the "Black Box" (BB) and the copy must align to the ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Checking “Align To Pixel Grid” Will Not Turn Off Alignment

I was wondering if there was another function that causes things like the pen tool to align to the grid. Whenever I start a new document, nothing is aligning, which is what I'm trying to achieve. But ...
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How to align objects in a constrain angle mode? [duplicate]

How to align objects in a constrain angle mode? a picture is worth a thousand words maybe a plugin do the job?
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How do I handle large paragraphs of centered text?

I've been working on a very simple portfolio website for myself and the template I'm using is center justified for all the text. I have a bit of a blurb about myself and I don't know if this is the ...
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How to Adjust text of different sizes in single alignment in illustrator?

Im fairly new to illustrator, I was wondering if there was an easier way of recreating this effect, I use it a lot and to be fair i feel that almost every software should have an easier way of doing ...
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Illustrator CC: Pixel perfect align Symbols and linked Documents

I am just trying to align created Symbols or linked docs in Illustrator to pixel. For some reason the "align to pixel"-option does apply to everything besides linked docs and symbols. Is there any ...
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Align an image horizontally relative to a mask

When I place an image inside a mask, is there a way to align horizontally/vertically that image so it's right in the center of that mask without me having to drag it around within the mask to find the ...
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What software do I need to shift an image within its frame?

I am trying to create a time-lapse sequence of my house demolition, but have not used specialised time-lapse equipment or software, just my compact digital camera on a fixed-point tripod in the garden....
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How to align the object on every page to the bottom for multiple pages in InDesign?

What would be the best approach to perform a simple action that needs to be repeated in 800+ pages. Here is what each of my page looks like. All I need to do in each page is align the object to the ...
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Centering text vertically with CSS

How can I vertically center text in an element? For example, from this: to this: I know I can specify the height property on the text and then use position: absolute; top: 0; bottom: 0; margin: 0; ...
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Illustrator Align object with stroke

I am trying to align a few text objects that have stroke applied to them using align all to the left. However, fist of all the font and font size used add an empty space in front of the text. And ...
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Illustrator - Add Second Anchor Point To Text

I'm using Illustrator CC. I'm creating a bar graph style graphic and need some of the bars to intersect with either the beginning, middle or end of the text label they reach to. In this example bar ...
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How to align text exactly to grid?

I am having a very hard time trying to align my text (among other elements) to my grid. I want the text area to line up flush to my grid lines.
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Is there a way to assign “Align to Selection”, “Align to Artboard”, etc to a keys or to one key so I can toggle between them?

You can’t do it with keyboard shortcuts as it is not a menu item. I want to this as I have assigned the other align commands to my WACOM buttons: I made a complex keyboard shortcut for each of the ...
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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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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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InDesign Header and Copy alignment

I am designing a brochure and run into a small problem: I have three columns with headers and text, however the headers are different length. I have aligned the text beneath the headers to begin at ...
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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 do I stack 3 jpegs vertically? [closed]

I've three parts of a newspaper clipping saved in JPEG format that I wish to join together in a vertical alignment. The sample can be downloaded referenced by the following link: http://www....
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Illustrator - object placements slightly off

I'm currently lerning Illustrator and I started building some Lego bricks for learning purposes. Building them worked, but when I try to stack them over each other, they just won't align proberly. ...
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How can I justify paragraph text in Corel Draw and make the bottom line aligned right (not left)?

It seems that Corel Draw just fully ignores this variant having these justification options: None Left Right Center Full Justify Force Justify Full Justify could have had the desired option of Left ...
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Align tool not working on Illustrator CC 2014 [closed]

It's kinda weird. I'm unable to figure out why 'Align' tool is not working on my Illustrator. If it's of help; i'm on Yosemite with CC 2014 latest release. PS: I'm using Mac for past 2 days only, so ...