Align Objects in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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Steps

  1. 1
    As you can see, there are Illustrator open and a document ready.
    There are three objects on the canvas in this video.
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    First, click the black arrow on the toolbar at the left side of the screen.
    This arrow is your selection tool.
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  3. 3
    Move the cursor to your canvas and click somewhere away from your objects.
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  4. 4
    Then click and drag the mouse across all of the objects.
    A marquee will appear. It should be big enough to touch all of the objects that you want to align. You don't have to completely cover them.
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  5. 5
    Release the mouse button.
    All of the objects within the marquee will be framed by a blue frame with corner anchor points. All objects will be grouped up, so editing is applied to the whole group rather than just one object.
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    Then, click "Window" in the horizontal toolbar.
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    Then, click "Align".
    Alternatively, press "Shift" and "F7" on the keyboard. A small dialogue box will appear.
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    You can move the box by clicking its border and dragging it.
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    Click one of the alignment options.
    You can choose how your objects should be aligned, which is either indicated by the icons or by the description as you hover the mouse over each icon.
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  10. 10
    Let's click the horizontal alignment button.
    The objects will be aligned in line.
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    Once we are satisfied with the alignment, we close the box by clicking the cross icon.
    Alternatively, click the canvas.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to align objects in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. As always, thank you for choosing VisiHow.

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