Alpha23 Posted March 31, 2021 Share Posted March 31, 2021 (edited) Hi folks, As you all know, there is no possibility to center an object really quickly. Well, I just found a way to do it in 30 seconds. Prerequisite: the object background must be plain-colored, at least toward the edges on at least two adjoining edges. Say you have the following picture (addedd a border - the picture itself has a white background): Note: All edges are white. As you can see, the car isn't centered properly because of the shadows. Of course you could expand your canvas and eyeball it but that's not what we're here for. Ok, here's what you do: make sure your backround color matches the background of the object (K, right click on color) select all (Ctrl+A) select the "Move selection" tool (2 x M) drag the right and bottom selection edge to the edge of your object (in this case disregarding the shadow as it's not part of the object) invert the selection (Ctrl+I) add new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) select the Paint Bucket (F) and fill the selected area duplicate layer and open the "Expand Canvas" dialogue (Ctrl+Shift+V,R - just stay on Ctrl+Shift) anchor on bottom right, select appropriate value (120% in my case) and confirm (Enter) rotate layer by 180° (Alt, L, 1) select move tool (M) and align one corner of the reversed L-shape to the corner of the other L-shape (top left) - quickly zoom in to the edge (Ctrl+Mouse Wheel) Crop to selection and delete two layers (Ctrl+Shift+X,Del,Del - stay on Ctrl+Shift) Et voilá, you now have a centered object. Once you get the hang of it with those shortcuts, it won't take you longer than 30 seconds! Questions? Suggestions? Compliments? Post here! Edited April 1, 2021 by Alpha23 adjusted title 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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