Aligning in Photoshop happens all the time. There are multiple methods for doing it, but I’m only going to discuss one method today. I’m going to focus on aligning paths. Paths are mysterious things used in design applications to create shapes, selections and many other objects and things. The definition of a path is beyond the scope of what I’d like to discuss today, so if you aren’t familiar with what they are, I encourage you to do a quick Google search on the topic.
Anyway, to align multiple paths, you’ll first need to draw them out on your canvas. You can use the Pen Tool or one of the shape tools to do this. Once you have a few paths that need aligning, you’ll need to select them. Use the Path Selection Tool for this. You’ll know the path or paths is/are selected when you see the anchor points revealed. Once the paths are selected, while still using one of the path tools, go to the options bar up top and click on the Path Alignment drop-down. This drop-down looks like a tiny bar graph and it’s identified as you hover your mouse over it for a second or two. Inside this drop-down, you’ll see all sorts of alignment options. Hover over each one to see what it does. When you’re ready, click one and watch as your paths move into alignment.
If you have any questions about this simple operation, please ask down below. Thanks!