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how do i center a layer within a layer



5:37 am on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to center text in the exact middle of a layer in photoshop cs3.. how do I do it?

Thanks in advance :).


2:14 pm on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi blzalewski

Draw a text box the width of your layer, and justify your text centre in the paragraph palette.

You can use co-ordinates and widths entry fields to get it pixel perfect.


8:59 pm on Dec 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You can also link the layers together and use the align buttons (I still use CS1-not sure if CS3 still does this) which appear at the top of the screen when you have the move tool selected.

shakeel moosa

7:24 am on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes i agree with akmac. But will just simply the process to you so that you don't find it hard to get the result.

Step 1: Select (Highlight) the Main Layer for which you need to align the text.

Step 2: Then press "ctrl" and Select (Highlight) the TEXT Layer.

Step 3: Then Select "Align Vertical Center" and "Align Horizontal Center" respectively.

{NOTE: Align Option located under File Tab i.e above the Canvas}

That's it!


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