How to Center Text in Photoshop

Here’s a step-by-step guide explaining how to center text in Photoshop.

How to Center Text in Photoshop

Photoshop is a powerful and preferred image editing application for professionals and beginners alike. Since there are tons of options and features built-in, figuring out how to do simple things like center text in Photoshop can be confusing. This guide will show you how to center text in Photoshop in a few simple steps.

How to Center Text in Photoshop

To center Text in Photoshop:

  1. Open an image or create a new one in Photoshop.
  2. Add a text layer, along with the text you want to center.
  3. On the Layers tab, hold CTRL and click on the text layer and the background layer to select them both.
  4. Go to the Layer menu, select Align, and select Vertical Centers.
  5. Go to the Layer menu, select Align, and select Horizontal Centers.

Voila, your text should now be centered both horizontally and vertically. If you only want to align your text horizontally (left and right), you can skip step 4, which is for centering it vertically (up and down). 

There are also buttons on the Photoshop Options bar that you can use as shortcuts for centering text. Make sure your Photoshop Options bar is enabled by going to Window and then checking Options. You should see the centering tools to the right of the “Show Transform Controls” text.

Photoshop Options - Centering Text Shortcuts

FAQ

How do you center text in Photoshop?

To center text in Photoshop, use the Align Horizontals and Align Verticals tools.

How do you center multiple text in Photoshop?

To center multiple text in Photoshop, highlight all the text layers you want to center. Make sure the Move tool is selected, and then click on the align buttons in the options bar.

How do I center my view in Photoshop?

To center your view in Photoshop, you can press CTRL+0.

Is there an Align tool in Photoshop?

Yes, there is an Align tool in Photoshop, located in the Options bar.

How do you auto align in Photoshop?

To auto-align layers in Photoshop, highlight the layers and then go to Edit and select Auto-Align Layers. Choose the Projection and Lens Correction (if applicable), and then press OK.

Why is align not working in Photoshop?

Align layers may not work if selected layers are smart objects.

How do you make everything even in Photoshop?

To align multiple layers in Photoshop, select three or more layers, and go to Layer in the top menu. Select Distribute, and choose one of the options:

  • Top Edges: Spaces layers evenly, starting from the top pixel of each layer.
  • Bottom Edges: Spaces layers evenly, starting from the bottom pixel of each layer.
  • Left Edges: Spaces layers evenly, starting from the left pixel of each layer.
  • Right Edges: Spaces layers evenly, starting from the right pixel of each layer.
  • Horizontal Edges: Spaces layers evenly, starting from the center pixel horizontally in each layer.
  • Vertical Centers: Spaces layers evenly, starting from the center pixel vertically in each layer.
  • Horizontally: Evenly spaces layers horizontally.
  • Vertically: Evenly spaces layers vertically.

How to make letters equally space in Photoshop?

To make letters equally spaced in Photoshop, open the Character tab by going to the Window menu and selecting Character. Edit the Tracking value on the Character panel to set the spacing for each letter.

How do I make text equally space in Photoshop?

To equally space text in Photoshop, highlight the layers and select the Move tool. Click on the Distribute Horizontally icon on the Options bar to distribute the layers evenly.

For more tutorials and walkthroughs, check out our Photoshop section.