Centering Layer Content

When you want to center objects in Photoshop, the steps required are very similar for aligning objects to the canvas center or to its edges. The secret step they both require is for you to select the whole canvas before the menu item Align to Selection appears on the Layer menu. To center objects, take the following steps:

1. Select the layer containing the object that you want to center or align.

2. Choose Select ^ All, or Ctrl+A (Windows), (Mac OS).

3. Choose Layer ^ Align to Selection ^ Horizontal Centers and then select Vertical Centers.

That will center the object on the layer. You can also use the Move tool to align objects by using the Align Vertical Centers and Align Horizontal Centers buttons on the options bar. However, the same secret step has to be taken: You must select the whole canvas before you can access the buttons.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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