A blog post about our wonderful tools that we have in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, the Move Tool!
This week's topic for tools is the Move Tool! I know, I know... you are thinking "The Move Tool?!" I know it isn't physics, or rocket science, but we have to start somewhere, right?! The Move Tool is the most basic tool, and there are some hidden secrets! Let's see if I can show you something that you didn't know!
The move tool is at the top of the tools toolbar and looks like a triangle and a small arrow that points to the left. I actually learned a few tricks about the Move tool that I thought I would share! Some are basic... but keep reading!
This part of the Move tool can be really, really useful! Aligning two layers together is all well and good, but we often find we want to align something to a specific layer. For instance, you might want to center a layer horizontally within another layer, or centering a frame on to a cropped background paper. Here's how:
- Control (or command) click on the icon in your layers palette. This makes the marching ants march around that particular selection.
- Select the layer you want to move. If you want to align more than one layer, link those layers to the selected layer:
- Here is the two step click to center:
Click on this icon:
Then click on this icon:
Presto chango.... your selection is centered on the specific layer you chose! How cool is that?!?!. Now I hope that you have learned something in the above that might be useful and you enjoyed my rambling!
Previously blogged this tutorial for Jennifer Fox Designs here: Here!
Have a great day everyone!