Be smart and use Smart Guides
2006 at 11.16 am posted by Veerle Pieters
Another feature in Photoshop CS2 that’s proven handy is “Smart Guides”. It’s actually a feature they borrowed from Illustrator. It may not be Photoshop’s most sexy feature but it can save you some hassle. If you are a pixel junkie like me you want everything aligned, the bills don’t get payed by being sloppy ;-)
As you can see in the screenshot above you get dynamic snapping guides that pop up as you drag layers or objects around. It allows you to perfectly align things with other objects on your canvas. So no trip to the options bar Alignment Tools needed. You can turn “Smart Guides” on by going to View > Show > Smart Guides.
UPDATE Waow if the Smart Guides would work like in Omni Graffle (a program you get for free when you buy a PowerMac) that would be even better. Look at the screenshot below. You even get to see the distance between 2 objects. Adobe, are you reading this? :-)
Hat tip Chris Eidhof ;-)