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"Master" layer alignment? (SOLVED)

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Aug 19, 2020

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EDIT: a few minutes after I posted, I found a workaround. For those interested, just select all the layers that need to be aligned, then use CMD (Mac) and click the "master" layer's thumbnail to select the content, then click the align button. Everything will be aligned to that selected layer

 

Let's say I have 2 layers of text. 

One is closer to the left margin of my canvas, while the other is more to the right.

I want to align them, using the left layer my "master" so the right layer will shift to the left.

Or vice versa.

Is there a way to "lock" one of the layers so Photoshop knows which one is the main layer that everything else needs to use as their "guide"? Right now, if I select both layers and want to align their center, they will both move and meet in the middle of their distance, but maybe I want to lock one of the layers and make the other layer meet the locked layer.

 

I've always struggled with this, because sometimes it aligns the way I want, sometimes it aligns to the wrong layer...

 

Thanks

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"Master" layer alignment? (SOLVED)

Explorer ,
Aug 19, 2020

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EDIT: a few minutes after I posted, I found a workaround. For those interested, just select all the layers that need to be aligned, then use CMD (Mac) and click the "master" layer's thumbnail to select the content, then click the align button. Everything will be aligned to that selected layer

 

Let's say I have 2 layers of text. 

One is closer to the left margin of my canvas, while the other is more to the right.

I want to align them, using the left layer my "master" so the right layer will shift to the left.

Or vice versa.

Is there a way to "lock" one of the layers so Photoshop knows which one is the main layer that everything else needs to use as their "guide"? Right now, if I select both layers and want to align their center, they will both move and meet in the middle of their distance, but maybe I want to lock one of the layers and make the other layer meet the locked layer.

 

I've always struggled with this, because sometimes it aligns the way I want, sometimes it aligns to the wrong layer...

 

Thanks

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