Everyone wants a Vertical Align Text Tool! Not all text sits at the top of things... and that's why it would be so nice to have a tool where new lines of text would be appended upward, instead of downward. Clicking the "Middle" button on the Vertical Align Text Tool would cause new lines to be appended upward and downward from the initial insertion point. If a Text Square was dragged out, text will automatically center itself vertically in that space.
We have a Horizontal Align tool, why not a Vertical Align? It's 2012- this would be a nice CS6 feature!!! Thanks guys!
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It's not so much a Vertical Alignment Tool that's needed - I think perhaps the subject line might be deceptive.
With CS6's new Area Type feature that easily creates an Area Type box based on an existing vector shape, you really need to be able to specify the alignment within that shape - centered is already handled through the paragraph palette, but there's no facility for controlling the vertical alignment within that area type bounding box.
If you think about it, it's a mistake to add the Area Type feature to Photoshop 13 without having a corresponding alignment feature, because text is NEVER aligned to the top of a box - it would always collide with the stroke on that shape, or be butted up to the top edge (think of a capital "T" sitting right on the top edge with no margin). If you don't believe that Vertical Center is really the default preference of most use cases of the new Area Type tool, you can at least agree that you need the ability to specify an offset ("padding").
The shame is that Adobe has a precedent in InDesign, and yet chose not to reuse that workflow in Photoshop even though it added the feature. This needs to be addressed, or the feature removed.
Arg. I did a Google Search for Photoshop Vertical Centering Text, and found this post. I guess I forgot that I had already had this issue! And SURPRISE no response from Adobe staff as usual. I truly believe they put this forum up just to let the "complainers" have a space to rant so they don't clog up tech support phone lines.
And yet, I'm stupid enough to keep coming back here, posting bug reports and suggestions. Sigh.