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Help! How to center a layer’s contents in Photoshop

Whether you’re making  a simple document,  newsletter or editing a photo a necessity is being able to center your layers. This task took me by surprise as to how challenging it was but in a few steps it can easily be done.

First press Control and click  the layer  thumbnail for the layer you want to center in your Layers panel.

Click Select  > All (Control/Command + A). This makes all of your layers selected. You can tell this is done by the marching ants around your full image.

Click Layer >Align Layers to Selection > Horizontal Centers.

Notice that your layer is now centered.

Press Control/Command + D to deselect your layers.

Now your layer content is deselected and aligned  horizontally and you’re free to continue editing.