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Old May 4th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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entering text near edge of photo

I want to enter my name in a photo that I am putting up for sale in a local coffee shop.

I was told (by the company printing) that I should enter any text (logo/name) an inch from the edge of the photo.

How do I know where an inch from the edge is? They just told me to use photo editing software (like photoshop - which I'm using) to do it.

Again, sorry if this sounds dumb!
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Re: entering text near edge of photo

In Photoshop, you need to:
1) go to Edit > Preferences > Units & Rulers
2) there, you can specify the units for rulers
3) you then need to show the rulers (if not shown already) - either CTRL + R, or View > Rulers
4) in the 'Info' tab, you can monitor the exact position of your cursor

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Re: entering text near edge of photo

Alternatively:
  • you can use Measure tool (found under Eyedropper tool). As you drag the Measure tool, you'll see distance measured in the Info tab (bottom right).
  • enter the text you want, move it to the top/left corner (position 0,0) and as you drag the new text you'll see in, again, in the Info tab, the new position of the text.
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Re: entering text near edge of photo

Thank you so much. This really helps.
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Re: entering text near edge of photo

Sabine, you can also choose to show a grid over your picture.
The dark solid lines are spaced 1 inch apart.

Click view>show>grid

Or with key strokes.
On Mac- command + '
On PC - CTRL + '
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Re: entering text near edge of photo

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Sabine, you can also choose to show a grid over your picture.
The dark solid lines are spaced 1 inch apart.

Click view>show>grid

Or with key strokes.
On Mac- command + '
On PC - CTRL + '

Cool!!! Thanks so much!
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Re: entering text near edge of photo

Another thing you can do is use the snap function to help you align your text box anywhere on the grid.
Click view>snap. If it's already checked, leave it alone. Then click view snap to, and make sure grid is checked.

When you use the move tool to change the position of your text, you will see control points on the corners and the middle of the bounding box. You can make either the corners or the middle points "snap", or align with the grid lines, just by moving the box close to them.
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Thank you so much. This really helps.
I'm glad I could help
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