Aligning type with guides and Smart Guides


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Aligning type with guides and Smart Guides

Typically, with the kind of text we are working with in Photoshop, using our alignment guides is very helpful. In the case of this fictional web banner, I've got various different elements of type and I want to align them relative to each other. Now, there are several things that I can bring to bear when doing this, not least of which are my eyes. So, you would sort of trust what you see really. I am just going to choose the individual layers and move them around, so that I can position one piece of type relative to another piece of type.

But what might help me in doing that is using my Smart Guides. I can come to the View menu and choose Show > Smart Guides. Now, when I drag this element around, we will get the Smart Guides kick in. You see that pink guide along the baseline, also along the right-hand side as well, indicating that I am now sharing the baseline of the word DESIGN. And if I drag it up to GRAPHIC here, we get another one of those guides kick in. So, that might be usef...

Aligning type with guides and Smart Guides
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Aligning type with guides and Smart Guides provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

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Design
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Photoshop
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