Aligning thumbnail images

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by kellyapproved, May 9, 2009.

  1. I have 8 thumbnail images (same size) arranged in two rows of four.

    I'm brand new to Photoshop and was wondering if there is an easy way
    to align the images so that the space between the images, the space
    between the two rows and the space on all four sizes of the two rows
    is the same?

    I've been trying to eyeball it, but thought there might be an easier,
    more accurate way of doing this.
     
    kellyapproved, May 9, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    There are two simple ways to do this. You can go to View>Show>Grid
    (or Control H on a PC) and superimpose a grid on your page. You can
    then line up the images based on the grid lines. Or, you can go to
    View>New Guide and place guide lines precisely on your page and line
    up the images to these guidelines. If you use guides or a grid, you
    can use Snap To Grid or Snap to Guideline in the View drop-down.

    The grid method is easier since it is a one-step process. The grid
    and guidelines can be turned off later and will not print.

    There are other ways, but these are the simplest.
     
    tony cooper, May 9, 2009
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  3. There are other ways, but these are the simplest.
    Thanks Tony, that was perfect using the grids, everything lined up
    nicely.

    I did a google search and found that there were ways to move
    guidelines around after they are placed on an image, but is there any
    easy way to move the entire grid so that it aligns with specific
    elements of your design or is it pretty much fixed in place, can't be
    moved?
     
    kellyapproved, May 9, 2009
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    Voivod Guest

    Check the settings for grids and guides or even better, try reading the
    HELP file...
     
    Voivod, May 9, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    Not that I know of. There's a work-around if want to go to the
    trouble. Make a template. Open new file the same size as the sheets
    you'll be printing. View your grid or your guidelines, use the pencil
    or brush tool with a fine point and (holding down the Shift key) draw
    lines over the grid or guidelines. Save that file as "Template".

    (The brush or pencil tool moves exactly vertical or exactly horizontal
    if you hold down the shift key while making the line.)

    Now bring in your images in a layer or layers above the template
    layer. With the template layer active, use the move tool to place it
    in the position where you want. You can shift it in any increment any
    direction. Use the move tool to place the images over the template
    positions. Save as a .psd with a new name in case you want to change
    things later.

    Once you have everything in position, delete the template layer,
    flatten the image, and Save As with a new name. The template file is
    available for the next use.
     
    tony cooper, May 9, 2009
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  6. Thanks everyone.....I should have mentioned that I did try the PS
    help, but it is quite large and perhaps I didn't use the right search
    keywords.

    I appreciate those that provided helpful suggestions, I've learnt
    something new today.
     
    kellyapproved, May 10, 2009
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