How to Center an Image in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop facilitates digital artists and graphic designers in editing and manipulating images. In addition to its advanced features, Photoshop assists users in completing simple tasks, one of which is perfectly centering an image on a page. This feature is helpful for when precision and detail are important aspects to a digital file.

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Open Adobe Photoshop. Click "File" followed by "New" to open a new document or click "Open" to open an existing document.

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Copy and paste the image you want to center onto your new or existing document. To do so, use the "Edit" menu for the copy and paste functions. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop an image from another open Photoshop document.

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Press "V" on your keyboard or select the "Move" tool from your Photoshop toolbar. Highlight or click the layer associated with the image you want to center. The layers window is located by default in the bottom right corner of the Photoshop window. If it is not present, click the "Windows" menu link and select "Layers."

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Click "Edit" followed by clicking "Select All" to select the entire project.

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Locate the options for the selected tool (Move tool) underneath the Photoshop menu toolbar. In the third section from the left, click the second button (Align vertical centers) to center the image vertically and click the fifth button (Align horizontal centers) to center the image horizontally. Clicking both buttons will center the image both vertically and horizontally on your document.