Quickest Way to Center an Image in Photoshop

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Do not size up whether the image or object has centered. Adobe Photoshop has a useful feature that helps you to center an image easily within seconds.

This feature has been around for years (or maybe decades) but not many people notice that because of the button itself arguably vague.

So, if you want to center an image or object in Photoshop, here is the quickest way you can follow!

INFO: The following tutorial is based on Adobe Photoshop CS4. However, the steps are basically the same no matter what version do you use.

How to center an image in Photoshop

Time Needed : 1 minutes

In this tutorial, you will learn how to center an image or object in Photoshop easily. By the end of the guide, you can redo all the steps in just three seconds.

  1. Run Adobe Photoshop with the image you want to center. Make sure there is another layer beneath the image.

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  2. Click on the Move Tool or press V.

    Move tool Photoshop - Quickest Way to Center an Image in Photoshop 7

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  3. Select the layer of an image or object you wish to be centered on.

    Select layer - Quickest Way to Center an Image in Photoshop 9

  4. Now, press CTRL+A to select all. You may see a dashed line around the canvas like this.

    Selected object - Quickest Way to Center an Image in Photoshop 11

  5. Click the Align vertical centers and then Align horizontal centers button.

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  6. The image should be centered like this. Press CTRL+D to deselect the layer.

    Selected object center - Quickest Way to Center an Image in Photoshop 15

Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Computer device
Materials
  • Image

To sum up, the guide should look like this:

  1. Press V
  2. Select the layer
  3. Press CTRL+A
  4. Click Align vertical centers and Align vertical centers
  5. Press CTRL+D

You can do all those things in just three seconds or even less. It is recommended to use keyboard shortcuts to save time and work effectively.

Alright, I hope that helps!

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