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How to find the center of an image – using Photoshop CS5 – per Deke’s tips

How to find the center of an image – using Photoshop CS5

Tip from Deke McClelland –
Open your image. If it is a Background layer, first make it a new layer – neither of the two methods listed work on Background layers. Press Control-R (Command -R on the Mac) to bring up the rulers on the top and side. Zoom out on your image so that you can see the whole image and then choose Select All (Control-A on PC / Command A on Mac). Next, choose the Move tool (V) and check the box in the Options bar “Show Transform Controls”. This shows a “target” mark in the center of your image – simply move a ruler guide to the mark and snap it in place. You can show/hide the guide by using the shortcut Control-semi-colon ( Control-; ) .
A similar method is to simply choose Control-T  for transform (from the Edit menu – Free Transform). You will again see a “target” mark in the center of image so that you can move a ruler guide to mark it.

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