Need help with moving object in Photoshop, using the mouse it is too jerky. How can I move the object smoothly so I can get it spaced even?

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I am new to Photoshop CC and learning as I go.  I have a layer with text and I am putting a second layer with a graphic in between two letters. I cannot move the graphic smoothly with the mouse, it is jerky and goes too far either way. Is there an easier way to move the graphic so that there is equal space between the two letters? 
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Try ctrl+arrows (on keyboard) or ctrl+shift+arrows to shift object faster.
Also hold ctrl when moving object by mouse (it dasables snapping).
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Pressing Ctrl, when move tool is selected, *before clicking * temporarily toggles the "auto select" mode. Depending on if that box is checked, this might select some other layer. Press ctrl after you start dragging...
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I learned something new, thanks for the help Feddark.
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When the Move tool is selected, you don't need to press Ctrl. The arrows suffice.
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Truth. Additionally, zoom level affects how far each arrow press nudges the layer.

Also, also, if you make a selection on the canvas (dancing ants) you can use the alignment panel or icons on the move tool properties menu to center your layer within that selection bounds.