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Aligning things question..

Aug 8, 2013, 20:33
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Aligning things question..
I am trying to align some stuff and having a heckuva time. Its basically this..

word * wordyword * wordhere * wordwordword

the * are little blue dots centered horiz and vert.

Everybody is on their own layer.

I am trying to get everyone equidistant, the words aligned bottom and the dots aligne center vertical.

I select the align tool, then click on word. Next holding shift I drag everything else and it is all selected. K.

I have trimmed all the layers so all that is there are the things I want to align.

I have tried clicking everything in the options box and the closest I get is with distribute horizontal centers with offset but that leaves me with odd spacing.. if I simply select the text it is better, but the spacing is still not right..

Thanks in advance
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Aug 8, 2013, 22:19
Post: #2
RE: Aligning things question..
Whew.. I thought I was going crazy.. I eyeballed em using guides and such. I will definitely grab that script util.
Thanks!
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Aug 9, 2013, 18:58
Post: #3
RE: Aligning things question..
Man.. I am sorry to be such a clueless noob.. really...

So Im back at this image trying to align the stuff... I d/l your script, then in the python console typed print gimp.directory. It replies /home/myusername/.gimp-2.8

So I wander over there in dolphin, show hidden files, and there it is. I open it up and there is no plugins folder.. so I make one and copy the .py in there, mark it executable. Then restart Gimp.

I select the area with the rectangle, then click image.. and there is no arrange layers menu item.

I am assuming that I didnt get the right plugins folder..but not sure where to find it.
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Aug 9, 2013, 19:21
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RE: Aligning things question..
I made it executable in dolphin clicking the tick-box
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Aug 9, 2013, 20:20
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RE: Aligning things question..
Quote: ...So I wander over there in dolphin, show hidden files, and there it is. I open it up and there is no plugins folder.. so I make one and copy the .py in there, mark it executable. Then restart Gimp....

That does not sound correct at all. There should be lots in your ~/.gimp-2.8 folder (~ is linux shorthand for home)

This is a couple of screen shots of a LinuxMint Debian (LMDE) installation. You will not have as many directories as shown but not far off and you will (should) have a plug-ins.

In Gimp go to Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> Plug-ins and the locations of the plug-ins folder is shown. You can in this dialog add additional locations but I would leave that for later.

http://i.imgur.com/7K2eqUZ.jpg



Quote:..I select the area with the rectangle, then click image.. and there is no arrange layers menu item.

That is because you are still thinking windoze click-n-wish, When correctly installed the plugin is down the bottom of the image menu.

http://i.imgur.com/XMOcWLb.jpg

best of luck

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Aug 9, 2013, 20:38
Post: #6
RE: Aligning things question..
The snaps of your folders did it for me.. I was good except I named my folder plugins.. shoulda been plug-ins.

I havent used it yet, but I reloaded Gimp and the menu item is now there.

Tip 'o the hat thanks!
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