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Can I constrain movement to one axis?

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I want to make a diagram in which I have many of the same object all in a nice, neat row. I was planning to make the first object, and copy it, moving it a little way along the x-axis as I go. Is this possible? Or does someone know a good way to do this?


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I don't believe you can with the mouse, but if you select the area you need to move, switch to the Move Selection tool, then you can use the right or left arrow keys on the keyboard to move it only horizontally.

Alternately, you could create a scrap layer and draw a straight, horizontal line on the new layer and use that line as a guide (hold [shift] with the line tool to constrain to common angles). That layer could then be deleted when you're done lining everything up.

Hope that helps!


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