Aligning objects and groups precisely


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Aligning objects and groups precisely

We know that in Illustrator, I can turn on rulers and then drag out a whole bunch of guides to help me align my artwork. However, there is some really powerful and useful align commands that you can apply inside of Illustrator without requiring the use of guides at all. You'll notice that whenever you have multiple objects selected, in this case I'll click on these two objects right here, Illustrator inside the Control panel will display many different icons here, which allow you to perform various alignment commands. For example, I can look at these buttons right here, which allow me to align to Top, Middle or Bottom.

However, before I do that I need to tell Illustrator exactly what I want to align these objects to. If you take a look at this icon right here, you can see that, by default, Illustrator here has something called Align to Artboard. That means if I go ahead now and I perform any kind of alignments, these objects will align themselves to the artboard itself. So if I choo...

Aligning objects and groups precisely
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Aligning objects and groups precisely provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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