wes Posted November 12, 2007 Share Posted November 12, 2007 Hi there. First post from me. I've read the rules, and done some searches too, but I'm still none the wiser. There seems to be a really good atmosphere on this forum, so hope you can help or point me in the right direction. So: Can you move a selection along an orthogonal axis as I'm trying to create multiples that are in line up. Setting an X or Y Pan value in the Rotate/Zoom tool (Ctrl+Shift+Z) is one way of achieving it, but is there a way of achieving this result quickly, "on the fly"? I'm thinking along the lines of the 15degs rotation constraint that kicks in with Ctrl+RightClick on a selection. I think holding down shift whilst moving is the way you lock on to orthogonal 90 deg axes (and 45 deg axes too) in Photoshop. I'm used to using AutoCAD and having ORTHO turned on for fixed movement along the x and y axes, y'see? Really getting into PdN tho as a good alternative to Photoshop and MS Photo Editor, all rolled into one. Came across it via the comments to a post about open source alternatives to commonly used software, on The Simple Dollar website. I'm currently using it to design badges to for a modest fledgling ebay shop). I've never really got to grips with Illustrator but Inkscape looks to be good for doing the things that PdN is not designed for so i'll be playing around with that too. Cheers, -wes PS: I haven't really looked into it so feel free to ignore this bit, but mastering text manipulation will be my next priority as I found the letter/word/line spacing to be really useful in Photoshop. And it's a shame that text is non-editable once entered. Any tips/pointers? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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