Before you Start
Who can use this feature
Users on Any plan
Users with Edit access to a File to use the Tidy up function
If you have objects that aren't an equal distance apart, then you can use the Tidy Up function. This will redistribute objects so that they are equidistant from each other.
- Select any objects you'd like to include in the Smart Selection.
- There are a couple of ways to perform a Tidy Up:
- Hover over the selection and a Tidy Up icon will appear. Click the Tidy Up button:
- Use the keyboard shortcuts:
MacOS: ⌃ ⌥ T Windows: Ctrl Alt T
- Click the Tidy Up icon in the Properties Panel (on the far right of the alignment section):
- The objects will be rearranged on the canvas so that they are an equal distance apart, on either the x or y axis.
What to Expect
For Smart Selections on either the horizontal or vertical axis (1D), objects will only be arranged based on the axis they overlap on.
Objects that are aligned on the x axis will have only their horizontal spacing adjusted, and objects aligned on the y axis will have only their vertical spacing adjusted.
Tip! Tidying up a 1D selection won't automatically align the objects along both the x and y axis (i.e. center them), but you can use the alignment tools in the Properties Panel to make any further adjustments to the objects' alignment.
When using the Tidy Up function on a selection of objects in a grid-like layout (2D), the Tidy Up function is much stricter.
Objects will have both their vertical and horizontal spacing adjusted. The vertical and horizontal spacing may be the same or unique depending on their starting position. Regardless, you will be able to adjust the vertical and horizontal spacing individually.
Unlike the distribute function, which repositions objects within the original selection's bounds, the Tidy up function will arrange all objects into a grid that aligns with the top and left edges of your selection.