Photoshop File > Place positioning

Posted on 2013-01-07
Last Modified: 2013-01-07

I use File > Place quite a bit in Photoshop and often have a problem
positioning it exactly where I need it.
Is there a way to make small adjustments to the location without the mouse just
before or after the Place happens?

Question by:murbro
  • 2
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 38750373
Hi there,

Which version of Photoshop are you using?

Author Comment

ID: 38750650
CS4 64 Bit

Accepted Solution

ukwebdzine earned 500 total points
ID: 38750657
Usually right after you've placed your image it is still selected. (if extras is switched on in View you see selection box)

You can then use the cursor keys to move it about. If you need small adjustments just zoom in and use the cursor keys.

Or you can you can change the x/y co-ordinates in the options panel for super fine alterations to placement. (make sure options is selected from the window task bar (top))

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38750959
Great answer. Thanks very much!

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

HOW TO CREATE A WEB 2.0 IMAGE WITH A REFLECTION I would like to start by saying I know Web 2.0 isn't a style. It is actually the practice of information sharing or  collaboration on the Web. It is also associated with the technology that is used …
Introduction When sharing photos, especially via e-mail, the large resolution images that most cameras take today make for extremely large file sizes. The time required to upload these files to forums, send in e-mails, post to blogs or even placi…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to correct colors in Photoshop using the Levels adjustment Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Begin by creating a new adjustment layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels: Select "OK" on the …
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to increase their history states in Photoshop To undo more than one history state, use Ctrl + Alt + Z, not just Ctrl + Z: View the History window by going to Window > History: The default number of history sta…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now