Placing Items With Even Gaps Pse11
Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:10 AM
When I'm placing items of the same size I know I can select them all and use distribute to get them evenly spaced, but what if the items are different sizes? Are you able to define the gap you want between items? At the moment my attempts have resulted in me counting squares on my transparent background or drawing a shape of the size gap I want and using the cursor keys to position my items, fairly time consuming and not always accurate.
For example, how does April organise her pictures so evenly?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:58 AM
Maybe someone else knows if there is a way to actually define the gap size...
In PSE 11 to align the edges evenly first be sure the Move tool (shortcut V) is selected and the tool options bar at the bottom of the workspace is opened. Then select the layers you want to align by holding down the Ctrl key when you click on each layer in the layers palette. Next, in the tool options bar, click on the appropriate icon under the Align column (Top, Center, Bottom, Left, Middle or Right) HTH
Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:44 AM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:32 PM
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:25 AM
I'm not sure if there is a more scientific way when the items are of varying sizes, but I have made a temporary "spacer" shape to move between objects and then move them right next to it to make sure spaces were even.
I've also used a "spacer" shaper, but it didn't like a very advanced method, but maybe it is one of the best or simplest.
In CS5, I have a plugin called GuideGuide. It allows you to place the guides at evenly spaced intervals. I don't know if there is a version for PSE.
This looks like an interesting plugin, but I haven't found anything similar for Elements unfortunately.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:57 PM
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