Hi, my problem has to do with vertically aligning multiple lines of rasterized text that have ascenders and descenders that throw off the bounding box, example:
I'm currently aligning them by the center point of the bounding box.
I was wondering if there's any way to get a better approximation of the desired center point like the average of all the pixels or going line by line of pixels and checking for the point where there is a dropoff in the number of pixels compared to the previous line.
In case anyone is interested, the solution I found is as follows:
Squash the layer to 1px in width, thus creating an approximation of the density of pixels per line.
Select the pixels.
Go into quick mask mode, and use a threshhold depending on the density of pixels I want to discard.
Use the resulting selection's bounds as a basis for aligning the original layer.