Centering Within a Selection by Jenifer Juris

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Digital Scrapper Quick Tip, Move Tool

Centering Within a Selection by Jenifer Juris

When you combine the power of a selection with the Move tool, you can get perfect placement
every time.

  • On the document, create a selection around the area you wish to center something.
  • Get the Move tool.
  • In the Layers panel, make sure the item you wish to center within the selection is the active layer.
  • In the Tool Options, click on the Align Horizontal Centers (Middle) icon and the Align Vertical
    Centers icon.

This tip is for both Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop.



Page & Photos: Jenifer Juris
Kit: January Frolic by Just Jaimee
Fonts: Abril Fatface, Forever Grateful, Arcon Rounded


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Kit: Tenderness by Tiramisu
Fonts: Special Elite, Farmhouse


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7 Responses

  1. Ruth Everson
    | Reply

    Perfect for me! I’ve attempted this process, but I never knew all the steps. I’m so thankful!

  2. akrubygal
    | Reply

    WoW! I’ve been eye-balling! 🙂 Thanks for the easy tip and one I will use a LOT!

  3. Dona
    | Reply

    Wow, how did I not know this after using Photoshop for over 30 years? It’s so simple but a time-saver!

  4. Shirl/Grambie
    | Reply

    I look forward to all the wonderful tips to enhance my digital scrapbooking skills. My sincere thanks to you. Hugs. 🙂

  5. Laura
    | Reply

    Thanks Jenifer. I remembered how to center two layers, but forgot that you can center by creating a shape with the marquee tool. This was super helpful.

  6. Mari
    | Reply

    Thank you, Jenifer! This tip is so helpful and I enjoyed the video.
    Just a heads up – the “CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO AND MANUAL” link above downloads a different video then the one here.

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      Thanks for the heads up, Mari. All fixed now!

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