Distributing Shapes

Distributing Shapes

Photoshop CS3 Tutorial


How to Distribute Shape Objects in Photoshop



If you have a series of shapes and need to space them evenly in the document, this technique is quite helpful.

It distributes the objects by calculating the distance between the object centers. For objects with varying widths, you'll find that the space between the objects can vary quite a bit.


Step One

Open a new blank document in Photoshop (File > New). Set the size to 500 pixels by 500 pixels and the resolution to 72 ppi.

Step Two

Click the Rectangle tool and set the options to Shape Layer.

Step Three

Use the Rectangle tool to draw three rectangles in the workspace.

Step Four

With one layer selected, Cmd (PC-Ctrl) click the other two. All three shape layers should be selected.

Step Five

Choose Layer > Distribute + Horizontal Centers.

Multiple Distribute Options

The Distribute option allow you to distribute to centers, top, bottom, left or right. Try the different options with your shapes.