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Aligning text

Sep 1, 2014, 12:28
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Aligning text
Hello everyone. Nice to be among other users of this great editor!

Am quite the newbie, with Gimp and picture manipulation in general. Though I really enjoy learning the capabilities of the software.

Been using Gimp for a while now, with newly gained knowledge I restarted the project I'm working on to get things more accurate and correct. Was nice to learn despite how hard I work to make up for printer irregularities, even the mass-produced products I'm trying to improvise/bolster also have irregularities of several millimetres (Leuchtteurm).

The image(s) are custom pages for stamp collection album. Thus it's dry, simple framework and no graphic galore. A very easy task for a experienced editor. The only problem I have is aligning text, doing it accurately and manually seem nearly impossible.

Following sample image give a good overview of the matter:

[Image: asy6SqU.jpg]

Original is A3, if wanted full image is here.

It would be nice to have the text inside the boxes aligned, and the text below the boxes.

Anyone got a tip of how to do so?

Ready to provide more info if needed.
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Sep 1, 2014, 13:22 (This post was last modified: Sep 1, 2014 13:24 by rich2005.)
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RE: Aligning text
You need to experiment with the align tool. I would try this way.

Make sure the text layers are dynamic, that is tight around the text, no spare space.

If you want to you can center the text in the layer. screenshot

Using the align tool set the mode to active layer. Select a base layer. Then in the canvas click over the text you want to align. You get small markers at the corners. Now click on the center align icon and that lines them up horizontally without moving vertically.


Play around with the align tool. If the rectangles had been separate small layers, you could align both text to that. Your large image is a jpeg so no real idea of what layers you have.

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