Posts tagged "Rulers"

April 4, 2014

Changing Ruler’s Point of Origin in Photoshop

The point of origin (or the starting or zero point of the rulers) can be changed by simply clicking and dragging the box in the upper left corner of the rulers (where they meet) and repositioning.  Double clicking at the intersection of the rulers resets the point of origin to the upper left corner of the open document.

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April 3, 2014

Finding the Center of an Image in Photoshop

To quickly find the center of an image, set the rulers to percentage. Setting the rulers to percentage can also be helpful when recording actions that will  run on files of different sizes where you might want an effect to be applied to a certain percentage of an area.

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April 1, 2014

Changing Ruler Units in Photoshop

To quickly change Ruler units, double click in the ruler area to display the Units & Rulers preferences. Or, to simply change the ruler’s unit of measurement,  Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) within the ruler area to select from the context sensitive menu. 

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March 31, 2014

Displaying Rulers, Guides and Grid in Photoshop

• Command + R (Mac) | Control + R (Win) quickly displays rulers along the top and left sides of an image in Photoshop. 

• Command + ; (Mac) | Control + ; (Win) toggles the visibility of guides.

• Command + ‘ (Mac) | Control + ‘ (Win)  toggles visibility of the grid.

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May 26, 2011

Placing Guides in the Center of a Photoshop Document

To quickly set guides in the center of any size and/or resolution Photoshop document, set the Preferences for  Units & Rulers to Percentage, show your Rulers (Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + R), and record an action dragging guides to the 50%  marks. (You can also select View > New Guide to place the guide at the 50% mark instead of dragging it out from the rulers.) Next time you need guides, simply play the action. For more information about creating actions, please see:

Basic Actions and Batch Processing

In this episode of The Complete Picture, learn how you can accomplish more in less time using actions and batch processing in PSCS3’s to streamline your workflow and minimize repetitive tasks.

Advanced Actions, Droplets and Scripts

In this episode of The Complete Picture, take automation to a new level in PSCS3 by mastering complex actions in order to turn several steps into a single click. Discover droplets, integration with LR and scripts.

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August 31, 2010

Measure an Angle

With the Ruler tool selected, drag out the first measurement line. Then, Option (Mac)/ Alt (Win) -drag either end point of the line to create a “protractor”. The angle measured will be displayed in the Option bar (as well as the Info panel).

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March 18, 2009

Additional Guide Shortcuts

Place a guide numerically using View / New Guide and Lock using View / Lock Guides or Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + “;” . And finally, when dragging out a guide from the rulers, Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) toggles the orientation of the guide (vertical to horizontal).

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March 6, 2009

Changing Ruler’s Point of Origin

The point of origin (or the starting or zero point of the rulers) can be changed by simply clicking and dragging the box in the upper left corner of the rulers (where they meet) to reposition. Double clicking at the intersection of the rulers resets the point of origin to the upper left corner of the open document.

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March 5, 2009

Finding the Center of an Image

In order to quickly find the center of an image, set the rulers to percentage. Setting the rulers to percentage can also be helpful when recording action that will be run on files of different sizes where you might want an effect to be applied to a certain percentage of an area.

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March 3, 2009

Changing Ruler Units

To change Ruler units, double click in the ruler area to display the Units & Rulers preferences dialog box, or Control (Mac) /right mouse (Win) the ruler area to access units from the context sensitive menu.

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March 2, 2009

Displaying Rulers, Guides and Grids

To quickly display rulers at the top and left of an image, click the View Extras icon in the new Application Bar in Photoshop CS4 and select Show Rulers from the drop down menu, or use the keyboard shortcut, Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + R to toggle the rulers visibility. Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + “;” toggles the visibility of guides and Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + ‘ toggles visibility of grids.

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