Rulers help you position images or elements precisely. When visible, rulers appear along the top and left side of the active window. Markers in the ruler display the pointer’s position when you move it. Changing the ruler origin (the (0, 0) mark on the top and left rulers) lets you measure from a specific point on the image. The ruler origin also determines the grid’s point of origin.
To show or hide rulers, choose View > Rulers.
Change a ruler’s zero origin
- Position the pointer over the intersection of the rulers in the upper-left corner of the window, and drag diagonally down onto the image. A set of cross hairs appears, marking the new origin on the rulers.
You can hold down Shift as you drag to make the ruler origin snap to the ruler ticks.Dragging to create new ruler origin