Adobe Flash

Align objects using the Align panel

Previously, you used the Align panel to match objects to the size of the Stage. Now you'll use the Align panel to center objects in relation to each other, and in relation to the Stage.

1.
With the Selection tool, click the text on the Stage that reads "Introducing the World's First Hybrid 4WD."

2.
Shift-click the second line of title text, "2004 Trio QZ," to add it to the selection.

3.
In the Align panel (Window > Align), deselect To Stage and select Align Horizontal Center.

You've centered the two rows in relation to their horizontal axes. Next, you'll group the title text to center both lines in relation to the Stage.

4.
With both lines of text still selected, select Modify > Group.

5.
In the Align panel, select To Stage, and then select Align Horizontal Center again.

With To Stage selected, the objects align in relation to the horizontal center of the Stage.

6.
Close the Align panel.

Snap objects to each other

You can snap objects on the Stage to other objects on the Stage, thereby setting the alignment of objects to each other. Using the Snap to Objects feature, you'll align a navigation bar with the top Stage banner.

1.
Select View > Snapping. In the submenu, select Snap to Objects if it's not already selected.

2.
In the Timeline, select the Nav layer.

3.
From the Library panel, drag the nav graphic to any area of the Stage below the blue banner, and then release the nav graphic.

4.
Click the upper-left corner of the nav graphic, and drag it so that a circular snap indicator appears.

5.
With the snap indicator visible, drag the upper-left corner of the nav bar and snap it into place against the lower-left corner of the blue banner.

by BrainBellupdated
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