guides snap to center?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Michael 23, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Michael 23

    Michael 23 Guest

    here's another one for you...
    is there a shortcut to get a guide to snap to the center of a psd as you
    drag it in from the side or top?
    (i.e. hold something and drag)
     
    Michael 23, Jan 9, 2005
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  2. Michael 23

    Peadge Guest

    CTRL+A (Select all) then ALT+S+T (Transform selection) then drag will work
    as long as Snap is enabled.
    If you have a layer that completely fills the file window and doesn't extend
    past the edges, CTRL+T and drag will work.

    Or you can select View > New Guide and enter 50% for each direction.

    If there's another method, I would like to hear it too.

    Peadge :)
     
    Peadge, Jan 9, 2005
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  3. Michael 23

    Michael 23 Guest

    Or you can select View > New Guide and enter 50% for each direction.

    Just what I was looking for - thanks again, Peadge!
    (though I do wonder if there is some way to have it snap in
    as I drag from the ruler, but this is just as good...)
     
    Michael 23, Jan 9, 2005
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  4. Michael 23

    Peadge Guest

    You can hold SHFT and have the guides snap to the little "ticks" on the
    ruler. Something I just learned too is that you can ALT-drag a horizontal
    guide from the sides or ALT-drag a vertical guide from the top, opposite
    what is normally produced! This can come in handy if your tools are in the
    way or something. CTRL+; hides and makes visible.

    Peadge :)
     
    Peadge, Jan 9, 2005
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  5. Michael 23

    Michael 23 Guest

    I found that alt trick looking for the other key shortcut... pretty cool
    stuff.
    Ya know, what I would really like now is a full printable list of all the
    ps7 or cs key shortcuts...
    there must be hundreds, and no way I can remember all of them!

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    Michael Evangelista
    Southern Utah Web Design
    www.suwebs.com
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    Michael 23, Jan 9, 2005
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  6. Michael 23

    Peadge Guest

    I remember I got a big heavy tri-fold sheet of shortcuts with Photoshop, but
    haven't been able to find it in over a year. But if you go to Help and
    scroll down to the bottom of the left frame, there's links to Windows
    Shortcuts and Mac Shortcuts. Maybe screen-printing and making a new sheet in
    Photoshop might be worthwhile!

    Peadge :)

     
    Peadge, Jan 9, 2005
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  7. Michael 23

    edjh Guest

    Long ago I made an action that places a guide at the 50% point
    vertically and another at 50% horizontal. It's very easy and you will
    never have the problem again. HINT: Change your units to percent before
    making the action, then back to whatever you had before. That way it
    will work on any size document.
     
    edjh, Jan 9, 2005
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  8. Michael 23

    jjs Guest

    :) Create New Guide - type in "50%" for one vertical and a horizontal.
     
    jjs, Jan 9, 2005
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  9. Michael 23

    Michael 23 Guest

    Long ago I made an action that places a guide at the 50% point vertically
    smart... will do that next time I need it.
     
    Michael 23, Jan 9, 2005
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  10. Michael 23

    edjh Guest

    The action makes that easier and automatic.
     
    edjh, Jan 10, 2005
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    Bri. Guest

    Bri., Jan 10, 2005
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  12. Michael 23

    Michael 23 Guest

    Google is your friend.

    I have looked for this before, but had not found a comprehensive,
    print-format list like this
    (there are so many sites with versions of lists or partial explanations) -
    this is exactly what I was after...
    thanks so much!
     
    Michael 23, Jan 10, 2005
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  13. Michael 23

    Bri. Guest

    You're welcome ;-)

    In Michael 23 typed...
     
    Bri., Jan 10, 2005
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  14. Michael 23

    sanfordjones Guest

    Thank you

     
    sanfordjones, Feb 8, 2005
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