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Centering text

Dec 17, 2013, 18:16
Post: #1
Centering text
Once I have generated text on a page (eg for a Title),
how can I centre it horizontally.

Then, if there a two text entries. one above the other,
how can I space them vertically.

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Dec 17, 2013, 19:14
Post: #2
RE: Centering text
This is a good questiona and one I asked myself alot since I do a lot of work with text.

Along the top and the left sides are number girds, if thats what they are called. I use these to center my text where I want them on the canvas. I have learned to also use these when working with the flare filters. They work wonders in what you are doing. Thats the best way I have come to answer this. But it works.

Hope this helps.
J.
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Dec 17, 2013, 19:46
Post: #3
RE: Centering text
For a single text entry (text layer) The align tool is meant for this

1. Make sure the text layer is set to dynamic to keep it tight to the text.
screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/birVohk.jpg
2. Click on the align tool, The icons will be grayed-out until you click in the layer.
screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/r4kvxMB.jpg
3. click on the center horizontally then on the center vertically buttons
screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/r6y2HQy.jpg
done.
2 layers, play with the distribute buttons Wink

Have to confess, I use 'quick-n-dirty', center line guides using a script, move tool, the center of the layer shows as a small cross, position it on the guides. 2 text layers then 2 horizontal guides.

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Dec 17, 2013, 20:15
Post: #4
RE: Centering text
Hey thanks Rich. I didnt knwo that either. That helps.
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Dec 20, 2013, 23:02
Post: #5
RE: Centering text
Thank you both for the replies.
The align tool works perefectly.
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