Aligning and Distributing Paths

When it comes to aligning filled objects manually, using Smart Guides is a great help (View ^ Show^ Smart Guides). However, Smart Guides has no affect on paths. Fortunately, if you need to align or distribute two or more path components on a single work path, you can do it automatically. To do so, take the following steps:

1. Click the work path in the Paths palette to activate the component paths.

2. Select the Path Selection tool and then marquee the component paths, or Shift-click them.

3. Select an alignment option from the options bar.

The component paths will align automatically for you according to the selected option. To distribute, make sure that you have three or more component paths selected and then at step 3 select a distribution option from the options bar.

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