Learn to align shapes in Photoshop—relative to other shapes and relative to the canvas.
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- In this movie, we will see how we can align our layers.…First of all, I want to align our shape layers…relative to themselves.…So, I'm going to select these three shape layers…and then, when I switch to my move tool,…we will see the alignment options appear…on the tool options bar.…So if I want to align their top edges,…all I need to do is that.…Now there is no such concept in Photoshop…as a key object, the way there is in InDesign…or Illustrator.…
Let me just undo that…by pressing Command or Control-Z.…So if I wanted them all aligned…to the tops of the triangle, say,…I can't say that that's my key object…aligned to that top.…It's always going to take the top…as being the currently top-most object.…So in this, given such a scenario,…I would have to do this.…And then I would have to move them down…back to that point.…If I want to align an individual layer…to the canvas, so I'm now going…to just select the ellipse layer.…
Let's say I want the ellipse…just to be centered on the canvas.…You'll notice that those options are dimmed.…
- Creating basic shapes and lines
- Converting shapes to paths (and vice versa)
- Inverting paths and shapes
- Transforming shapes
- Designing with shape layers
- Creating web buttons, guides, and collages with shape layers
- Working with type and shape layers
- Creating custom shapes with Adobe Capture and Illustrator
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Effectswith Nigel French5h 28m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Filterswith Nigel French6h 33m Intermediate
Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015)with Julieanne Kost12h 27m Beginner
1. Creating Basic Shapes
2. Editing Shapes
3. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 1
4. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 2
5. Working with Custom Shapes
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