How To Vertically Center Text In Photoshop

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Photoshop is a powerful editing software with a wide range of features that enable you to edit images in various ways. However, it may be challenging to master. A crucial aspect of producing polished and engaging designs is effectively positioning text. This blog post will guide you on how to vertically center text in Photoshop.

Step 1: Create a New Photoshop Document

First, you will need to create a new Photoshop document. Go to File -> New. You can set your preferred dimensions for the new file in the appearing dialog box.

Step 2: Create A Text Layer

Now you need to create the text layer. On the left side of your screen, you’ll see the toolbox. Select the Text Tool (T) from here. Click anywhere on your canvas and type your desired text.

Step 3: Select the Text Layer

To center the text, you first need to select the text layer. In the layers panel on the right side, click on the text layer you’ve just created.

Step 4: Select the Move Tool

Once your text layer is selected, click on the Move Tool which is the topmost icon in the toolbox.

Step 5: Center the Text

With the Move Tool selected and your text layer targeted, go to the top menu and select Layer -> Align Layers to Selection -> Vertical Centers. You can also do the same for horizontal centers if you wish.

Final Step: Deselect the Text Layer

After following these steps, your text should now be vertically centered in the document. You can now deselect the text layer by clicking anywhere on the document outside the text.


By following these simple steps, you now know how to vertically center text in Photoshop. With practice, this can become second nature and greatly enhance the quality of your designs. Happy designing!