Aligning Layers

 

Follow these steps to force a layer to align to either the edges or corners of its parent composition:

align left

Left

Left centered

Left centered

Top

Top

Top Centered

Top centered

Right

Right

Right Centered

Right centered

Bottom

Bottom

Bottom Centered

Bottom Centered

Top Left

Top Left

Top Right

Top Right

Bottom Left

Bottom Left

Bottom Right

Bottom Right

None Centered

None Centered

 
  1. In a comp, make a new layer. Apply the Templater Settings effect.
  2. In the Templater Settings effect controls, go to the Alignment parameters.
  3. Under the Align to menu, choose a side or corner of the layer’s composition you want the layer to align to.
  4. Change the Padding field to add a cushion of pixel padding on the side or corners selected in the Align to menu.
  5. If you want your layer to initialize to the center before repositioning to the specified alignment setting, check the Initialize to Center box.
  6. If you prefer to set the alignment relative to the anchor point of the layer instead of the bounding box of the layer, check the Consider anchor point box.
  7. To see how Templater's layout engine interprets your alignment choice, choose current state from the Preview uses dropdown in the Templater panel.