1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 16, 2013 4:00 PM by Alec Molloy

    Layer > Align       How does she work?

    Mathias17 Level 3

      I've been aligning layers in Photoshop since the first day I algined layers in Photoshop but I still can't figure out what logic is used to determine which layer(s) moves when multiple selected layers are aligned using one of the six alignment options.

        • 1. Re: Layer > Align       How does she work?
          Alec Molloy Employee Moderator

          It depends on which option you choose, but the general logic goes that if you are aligning a group of layers to an edge, all of the layers will move to the layer that is closest to the edge.

           

          So when you Align to the Top Edges, all layers move on the y-axis to align with the top-most layer's top edge. When you Align to the Vertical Center, all layers move to the center-most layer's center vertical. For Align to Center Vertical, or Center Horizontal alignment, all layers move on one axis towards a mean point, which is calculated from the outer-most layer's outside edges.