► Note

The Align and Distribute commands only work on layers containing pixels of at least 50 percent opacity.

Figure 6-4 Even though this image contains three (linked) text layers, it was easy to align them along their horizontal centers by choosing Layer | Align Linked.

Figure 6-4 Even though this image contains three (linked) text layers, it was easy to align them along their horizontal centers by choosing Layer | Align Linked.

TRY IT To align elements on multiple layers, first make sure the layers are linked together by placing a link icon next to each layer name. Then, choose Layer I Align Linked and decide how you want to align the layers from the following flyout menu. Each option is described in Table 6-3.

New ► Duplicate Layer... Delete ►

Layer Properties... Layer Style ►

Ch a n g e Lay e r Co rite lit ► Layer Content Options... Type ► Rasterize ►

New Layer Based Slice

Enable Layer Mask

Enable Vector Mask

Group Linked 3§G Ungroup 03§G

Arrange ►

Align Linked

IF Top Edges {}o Vertical Centers □ □ Bottom Edges

Distribute Linked ►

Lock All Linked Layers...

Merge Linked 3€E Merge Visible 03§E Flatten Image

& Left Edges

Ka Horizontal Centers

Right Edges *

| Matting ►

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Align Option

Description

Top Edges

Aligns the top pixel of the active layer with the top pixel of the linked layer(s) or selection.

Vertical Centers

Aligns the pixel at the vertical center of the active layer with the pixel at the vertical center of the linked layer(s) or selection.

Bottom Edges

Aligns the bottom pixel of the active layer with the bottom pixel of the linked layer(s) or selection.

Left Edges

Aligns the leftmost pixel on the active layer with the leftmost pixel of the linked layer(s) or selection.

Horizontal Centers

Aligns the pixel at the horizontal center of the active layer with the pixel at the horizontal center of the linked layer(s) or selection.

Right Edges

Aligns the rightmost pixel on the active layer with the rightmost pixel of the linked layer(s) or selection.

Table 6-3 Options for the Align Command

Table 6-3 Options for the Align Command

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